Model 40/42-739 has a differential bandwidth of 450 MHz;
available in single or dual 4:1, 8:1 or 16:1 differential configurations
July XX, 2021 – Clacton-on-Sea, UK – Pickering Interfaces, the leading supplier of modular signal switching and simulation solutions for use in electronic test and verification, today launched a new PXI/PXIe multiplexer module optimized for MIL-STD-1553 testing applications. With a differential bandwidth of 450 MHz—far exceeding the requirements of MIL-STD-1553—model 40/42-739 is available in single or dual 4:1, 8:1 or 16:1 differential configurations.
Using telecommunications-grade electromechanical relays, the 40/42-739 multiplexer has a minimal initial signal path resistance of less than 450 mΩ. The module features impedance-controlled differential pairs with a single-ended characteristic impedance of 39 Ω and a differential impedance of 78 Ω, within the MIL-STD-1553-specified range of 70-85 Ω. Its compact, single-slot footprint with PXI or PXIe control interface provides flexibility in chassis selection and minimizes chassis slot count.
Comments Pickering’s Switching Product Manager, Steve Edwards: “Originally introduced in the 1970s, MIL-STD-1553 was intended for use in military aircraft. However, now it is used as the basis for ground-based military vehicles, weapons systems, commercial aircraft and space applications. The 40/42-739 should have many applications in aerospace and military ATE systems, and—being designed with a 78 Ω differential impedance—the 40/42-739 can potentially support applications for 75 Ω switching such as for video signals.”
The 40/42-739 PXI/PXIe multiplexer module is supported by the Pickering Interfaces’ eBIRST diagnostic tool for ease of maintenance and fault-finding. The inclusion of a spare relay enables customers with applicable SMT rework training to effect on-site repair, minimizing system downtime. Pickering also offers a range of standard and custom interconnect accessories supporting the 40/42-739 family.
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Pickering Interfaces designs and manufactures modular signal switching and simulation for use in electronic test and verification. We offer the largest range of switching and simulation products in the industry for PXI, LXI, and PCI applications. To support these products, we also provide cable and connector solutions, diagnostic test tools, along with our application software and software drivers created by our in-house software team.
Pickering’s products are specified in test systems installed throughout the world and have a reputation for providing excellent reliability and value. Pickering Interfaces operates globally with direct operations in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, France, Czech Republic and China, together with additional representation in countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. We currently serve all electronics industries including, automotive, aerospace & defense, energy, industrial, communications, medical and semiconductor. For more information on signal switching and simulation products or sales contacts, please visit www.pickeringtest.com.