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, and PCI 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.
 
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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.


  • Two electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V safety rated
  • 100 MHz bandwidth model
  • 1.25 GS/s
  • Deep memory: 10,000 samples per channel waveform capture so you can zoom in on the details
  • Dedicated 5000 Count digital multimeter
  • Connect-and-View continuous auto-trigger, single shot, pulse width, and video triggering
  • ScopeRecord roll mode, capture waveform sample data for up to 48 hours
  • TrendPlot, trend measurement readings for up to 22 days
  • Advanced automatic measurements, power (Vpwm, VA, W, PF) and time (mAs, V/s, w/s)
  • IP-51 rated for dust and drip proof to withstand harsh environments
  • Isolated USB ports for memory devices and PC connectivity
  • Li-Ion battery for extended operating timespan
    • Up to 7 hour (BP291 included standard)
    • Charge spare battery using optional external battery charger EBC290
  • Easy-access battery door to make it easy to swap batteries
  • A handy slot to tether and lock down the oscilloscope while unattended using a standard Kensington® lock


Fluke CLKT Infrared Windows are Available in Three Sizes 50 mm (2 in), 75 mm (3 in) and 100 mm (4 in) Each CLKT infrared window is engineered and tested to withstand electric-arcs up to 50 kA for 30 cycles. The ClirVu® coating - exclusive to Fluke infrared windows - seals the optic prior to assembly to protect against moisture degradation making it perfect for very hot and very cold outdoor environments. Each Fluke infrared window is delivered with an identification plate attached for unique, on-site numbering for rapid location confirmation and faster repairs. CLKT infrared windows come complete with a security access key, installation instructions and self-adhesive drilling template. For 5 minute or less installation and Autoground consider the CV300.


  • Full-featured multimeter with built-in thermal imager
  • 15 measurement functions including: voltage ac and dc, resistance, continuity, capacitance, diode test, Min/Max/Avg, current ac with included iFlex current probe, frequency
  • Low-pass filter for troubleshooting adjustable speed drives
  • Thermal imaging reveals hots spots that may indicate electrical issues quickly and safely
  • Two-in-one tool is designed to increase productivity – no need to go back to the truck or office to retrieve a shared camera – so you can do more in less time!
  • iFlex expands your measurement capabilities – get into tight, hard to reach spaces for current measurement (up to 2500 A ac)
  • Save measurements and images while communicating wirelessly with a smart phone up to 20 feet / 6.1 m away (no obstructions)
  • 102x77 image resolution offers immediate visual cues of hot, potentially troublesome areas
  • 3.5 in /8.89 cm color LCD screen
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery allows for a for a full work day (10+ hours) under normal conditions; a second battery option means you will always have a battery ready to install.
  • Assembled in the USA
  • Three year standard warranty
  • Auto power off to save battery power
  • CAT III 1000 V, CAT IV 600 V measurement category
  • Designed for durability, built to withstand a 1 m (3 ft) drop, double insulated with raised rubber holster for increased protection


Solve power problems you meet in your daily work, now that electrical loads in industrial and commercial buildings are often too complex to be calculated by the classical model of power.
Understand the major elements that affect power quality with our online webcast and supporting guidebook:
  • particularly inductive loads
  • harmonic distortion
  • three-phase power unbalance


  • High definition probe with dual-view camera
  • Processing speeds that render a smooth, clear, consistent image
  • 7” LCD screen for easy viewing
  • Macro to micro zoom function
  • Adjustable lighting to capture the best image
  • Up is Up® technology for an appropriate orientation, regardless of the probe location