Turnkey LXI microwave switch and signal routing service

August 04, 2020 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Turnkey LXI microwave switch and signal routing service
Pickering Interfaces has launched a new value-add turnkey LXI microwave switch and signal routing subsystems service that delivers fast turnaround, cost-effective multiplexer, matrix and complex routing systems.

The service provides custom-engineered systems created to customers’ specifications. These integrated microwave test packages include switches, a dedicated soft front panel, all the wiring and more in a suitable enclosure. They are supplied fully tested, with full documentation and a three-year warranty.

The service provides compact, rack-mounted, multiplexer, matrix and complex routing designs based on an industry-standard LXI/Ethernet interface, designed and manufactured by Pickering’s team of switching experts. Systems are available with bandwidths from DC to 67 GHz at 50 Ω, with terminated or unterminated options and bandwidths up to 2.5 GHz at 75 Ω.

These cost-effective microwave switch subsystems are available on a fast turnaround. They are fully documented to ensure performance repeatability when ordering additional systems.  The subsystems also include a familiar programming environment using Pickering’s standard switch API that supports all major test programming languages and helps to accelerate software integration. For complex subsystems, the Pickering Switch Path Manager signal routing software can be used to significantly reduce integration time.

Comments Keith Moore, CEO, Pickering Interfaces: “This is an exciting new addition to our product offerings. More and more, our customers ask for out-of-the-box solutions that are complete and ready-to-run with minimal fuss and set-up time. We have the expertise and ability to turn your high-level requirements for a microwave switching subsystem into a fully integrated solution. You provide us with your unique configuration and specifications—our engineers will work closely with you to provide a well-defined and supportable end product—delivering everything a microwave test engineer needs to get a complex microwave test system up and working the first time.”

In addition, Pickering can turn a custom design into a ‘commercial-off-the-shelf’ (COTS) product, offering product support for more than 15 years.


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