Pickering Interfaces

Pickering Interfaces designs and manufactures modular signal switching and instrumentation for use in electronic test and simulation. We offer the largest range of switching cards in the industry for PXI, LXI, PCI and GPIB applications as well as a full range of supporting cables and connectors. Our products are specified in test systems installed throughout the world and have a reputation for providing excellent reliability and value.

Nobody Does Switching Better than Pickering

We are continually expanding our range of switching products – because when it comes to test, our customers care about breadth of choice. In order for test engineers to balance their budget with the specified testing requirements, they need choices – in other words, just enough switching for their application. Our philosophy has always been to offer the right amount of switching, with the required performance, at the right cost no matter what the application may be. 

All module and cabling manufacturing processes are done within our two factories on flexible manufacturing lines allowing us to offer simple customization to meet our customers' needs. No matter what the test platform, we can provide a cost-effective solution for your switching requirements. We are also the only switch provider with in-house reed relay manufacturing capability.

Pickering offers the largest range of switching products available in PXI format

Because we consistently invest heavily in R&D, we now offer well over 1,000 PXI modules, more than all of our PXI market segment competitors combined. Our PXI modules range from our BRIC high-density switching matricesRF & microwave, and optical switching products through to standard and precision programmable resistor switching networks for sensor emulation.

Contact Details

US Regional Office

Pickering Interfaces Inc.

221 Chelmsford Street,

Suite 6

Chelmsford, MA 01824

Phone: +1 781-897-1710

Fax: +1 541-471-8828

Contact form or Email: ussales@pickeringtest.com

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Pickering - BRIC™ - Large PXI Matrix Modules

Pickering - BRIC™ - Large PXI Matrix Modules

High-Density Packaging and Integrated Backplanes for Automated Test Systems
  • Highest crosspoint density
  • Up to 1Amp and 2Amp scalable matrices
  • Integrated PXI matrix modules with built-In analog bus
  • Available as 2, 4 8 and 12-Slot 3U PXI modules
  • High bandwidth - up to 35MHz
  • Wide range of fully configured Y bus architectures
 

Pickering - General Purpose PXI Relay Switch Modules

Pickering - General Purpose PXI Relay Switch Modules

Offering a wide range of general purpose PXI relay switch modules for automated test systems
Our general purpose PXI relay switch modules offer reliable switching in a variety of configurations. They consist of multiple independent relays single-pole single-throw (SPST), single-pole double throw (SPDT), double-pole single-throw (DPST) and double-pole double-throw (DPDT) relays. Our PXI relay switch module come in a variety of relay types including reed relays, electromechanical relays (EMR) and solid state relays—offering you the kind of relays that you need for your application.

Pickering - PXI Chassis

Pickering - PXI Chassis

When you need high performance and configurability - choose Pickering's PXI Chassis.
We can supply a PXI chassis to meet every PXI application, they range from 8 to 19 3U slots. Selected PXI chassis are available with optional low acoustic operation; suitable for office, laboratory or other environments where low audible noise is essential. These PXI chassis can be optimized to accept multi-slot modules, such as our BRIC™ matrix modules, while only occupying one electrical slot.

Pickering - PXI Matrix Switch Modules

Pickering - PXI Matrix Switch Modules

From low density to high power - we have the PXI matrix switch modules you need
PXI matrix switch modules deliver low, medium and high-density switching of multiple channels in a single instance. They are organized in rows and columns to provide maximum flexibility, allowing you to connect any row to any column, making them ideal for routing multiple signals between your device under test and your instruments.

Pickering - PXI Millivolt Thermocouple Simulator Module - 32 Channel

Pickering - PXI Millivolt Thermocouple Simulator Module - 32 Channel

  • 32, 24, 16 or 8 Channel Low-Voltage Source
  • Ideal For Thermocouple Simulation
  • +/-100mV, +/-50mV and +/-20mV Output Ranges
  • 0.7μV Voltage Resolution (+/-20mV Range)
  • Two-Wire Output for Each Channel
  • Remote Sense for Breaking Ground Loop Effects
  • Open Circuit Simulation
  • Supported in PXI or LXI Chassis
  • Kernel and VISA Drivers
  • 3-Year Warranty

Pickering - RF & Microwave PXI Switch Modules

Pickering - RF & Microwave PXI Switch Modules

We offer wide range of RF & Microwave PXI switch modules that can be used to increase the flexibility of Test & Measurement systems with signal bandwidths up to 65GHz. Take a look at the available PXI switch module configurations below.
 
Download these RF & Microwave resources:
You can learn more about our full range of RF & microwave switch modules here. We also offer mating cables and connectors to ensure speedy and successful system integration. Find more information on PXI related topics on our Support Knowledgebase. You can also download one of our many PXI switching resources here or feel free to contact us.


  • Accuracy: ≤ 2.2 mm @ 30 m (≤ 3/32 in @ 100 ft)
  • Laser Axis: Green Horizontal and Vertical
  • Working range: ≤ 30 m (100 ft)
  • Working range with XLD: ≤ 300 m (1000 ft radius)
  • 1-meter drop tested
  • IP67 certified protected from dust and immersion in water with a depth of up to 1 m (or 3.3 ft) for up to 30 minutes


  • Automatic pressure generation and regulation to 300 psi
  • Easily document the process using onboard test templates
  • Automatic internal fine-pressure adjustment
  • Measure, source and simulate 4 to 20 mA signals
  • 24V loop power for powering transmitters for tests
  • Bright dual/triple-channel color graphical display
  • HART communication for testing HART smart transmitters
  • Built-in leak testing for verifying test setups for leakage
  • Rugged portable design with standard 3-year warranty
  • Fluke Connect® App compatibility
  • Measure temperature with optional 720RTD probe
  • Measure Vdc for testing 1 V dc to 5 V dc output transmitters
  • Compatible with 700 Series and 750 Series pressure modules
  • Upload documented test results to DPCTrack2™ Calibration Management Software
  • Innovative semi-rigid carrying case designed for field work


  • Insulation test voltages 500 V, 1000 V
  • Insulation test: 0.1 MΩ to 600 MΩ
  • Auto discharge of capacitive voltage
  • AC/DC Voltage
  • DC millivolts
  • AC/DC milliamps
  • Resistance (0.1 Ω to 50 MΩ)
  • Continuity
  • Three-year warranty
  • Remote probe, test leads, alligator clips
  • Rugged, utility hard case
  • Auto power off to save battery power
  • True RMS
  • Large display with backlight
  • Live circuit detection prevents insulation test if voltage > 30 V is detected for added user protection
  • CAT III 1000V, CAT IV 600V measurement category
  • Accepts optional Fluke TPAKTM magnetic hanging system to free your hands for other work

  • Precise laser technology for more accurate and repeatable measurements
    • Temperature accuracy of up to ± 1℃ or ± 1% of reading whichever is greater with 20:1 distance to spot ratio
  • Flashlight and large, easy-to-read backlit LCD display for easy viewing even in dark environment
  • IP54 rated for extra protection against airborne contaminants
  • Get your tool to work when you can't - set time and desired interval between measurements and Auto Capture will capture spot temperatures unattended
  • 99 data point logging
  • 30 hour battery life so your tool can perform as long as you need it to
  • Displays the minimum, maximum or average temperature, or the difference between two measurements
  • Hi and Lo alarms for rapid display of measurements outside set limits
  • Small and lightweight design fits easily into your tool box
  • Powered by one (1) AA alkaline battery


  • Optional magnetic hanger for easy set-up and viewing while freeing your hands for other tasks
  • Large digit display with bright, two-level backlight makes the 83V significantly easier to read than older models
  • 6000 counts, 3-3/4 digits
  • Measure up to 1000 V AC and DC
  • Measure up to 10 A, 20 A for up to 30 seconds
  • Frequency to 200 kHz and % duty cycle
  • Resistance, continuity and diode test
  • 10,000 µF capacitance range for components and motor caps
  • Min/Max-Average recording with Min/Max Alert to capture variations automatically
  • Relative mode to remove test lead interference from low ohms measurements
  • Auto and manual ranging for maximum flexibility
  • Touch Hold to capture stable readings avoiding noisy signals
  • Large display digits and two-level bright white backlight for increased visibility
  • Analog bargraph for fast changing or unstable signals
  • Input Alert provides audible warning against wrong use of input jacks
  • Improved selectable sleep mode for long battery life
  • Access door for fast battery changes without breaking the calibration seal
  • "Classic" design with new removable holster with built in test lead and probe storage
  • Lifetime warranty
Electrical safety
All inputs are updated to the 3rd edition of ANSI/ISA S82.01 and EN61010-1 CAT IV 600 V and CAT III, 1000 V. They can withstand impulses in excess of 8.000 V and reduce risks related to surges and spikes.
  • Measure AC current with an optional current clamp accessory