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We have had a busy 2018 so far releasing several new and expanded products designed to increase test efficiency and productivity. Below you can find further details and specifications for each product or feel free to visit our new products page on our website. We have more coming in October, so keep your eyes open for those updates.



High-accuracy PXI RTD Simulators (40-263) are a cost-effective method of simulating PT100, PT500 or PT1000 RTDs from -150°C to >850°C. The units support 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 or 24 channels in one or two PXI slots. Channels may be set as short- or open-circuit to simulate faulty wiring to a sensor. The modules are available with the following resistance ranges: 40Ω to 900Ω for PT100 simulation, 200Ω to 4500Ω for PT500 simulation, and 400Ω to 9000Ω for PT1000 simulation. Programming is simplified by the use of resistance value calls, together with an application which converts temperature requests to associated resistance. 

Our LXI 6-Channel Microwave Multiplexer (60-801) and LXI 4-Channel Microwave Multiplexer (60-802) feature 4-and-6-channel-lxi-microwave-mux-solutions-60-801/802excellent RF characteristics and repeatability to within 0.01dB. A choice of up to 16 multiplexer banks is available in compact 1U or 2U formats, with bandwidths of 6GHz, 18GHz, 26.5GHz or 40GHz. Control is made simple via the 1000Base-T Ethernet interface, enabling remote control from a distance if desired. LED display of energized switch paths simplifies operation and debug.

PXI & PCI High-Density Programmable Resistor Modules (40-298 & 50-298) These modules provide a simple solution for applications requiring accurate programmable-resistors-40/50-298-product-image-for-emailsimulation of resistive sensors. Units are available in a variety of resistance ranges from 2Ω to 22MΩ, with resolutions to 0.125Ω and accuracies of ±0.2%. Applications include engine controller testing where resistive sensors provide information such as temperature. The modules’ channels are able to be set as short- or open-circuit to simulate a wiring or sensor fault. Software control is simplified by the use of resistor value calls. The module determines the channel setting closest to the requested value and sets that value - the user can then interrogate the module to find the actual resistance setting used by the module.

Six-slot Modular USB/LXI chassis (60-106offers a small 1U rack-height form factor, making it ideal for space-restricted rack-mount applications. The chassis supports between one and six of Pickering’s 3U PXI Switch and Simulation modules; possible systems include switching matrices up to 3312 crosspoints (three 40-560 BRIC2 modules occupying the three pairs of slots) or up to 108 channels of programmable resistor/sensor emulation (six 40-295 18-channel resistor modules occupying six slots). 


USB 2.0 Hub (model 42-738) is a new single-slot 3U PXIe module that
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combines an 8-port USB 2.0 hub and USB data/power switching to provide a controlled connection between the PXIe chassis backplane and USB products. Each port can connect and disconnect the power and data paths separately, simulating various connection faults. The module can be used to connect a USB device under test or USB test equipment to the test system without reliance on the controller’s USB ports, eliminating the need for freestanding powered hubs in a test system. It also provides a simple way of expanding the range of test equipment supported by PXI-based test systems to include USB power meters, USB data acquisition systems and USB scopes. 

Our signal routing software, Switch Path Manager™ (SPM) simplifies signal routing through switching systems and speeds up the development of switching system software. We have recently release two new version: Switch Path Manager 6.0 and Switch Path Manager LITE.Switch Path Manager
SPM Version 6.0 has a new range of capabilities including an updated software evaluation period, an enhanced system configurator and more. 
SPM Lite is a low-cost solution that is fully functional but with an operational limitation of two active switching modules in the configuration. Larger configurations with more than two modules can be created, loaded and edited—but not executed. In contrast to the SPM full license, SPM Lite is not connected to a dedicated computer, once purchased it can be used as a site license.  


Because we offer the  largest range of PXI, LXI and PCI switching and simulation products, sometimes it can be hard to find the exact product you need for your application. That is why we created our Product Selector, this tool will help you narrow down our offering to get you the correct switch and simulation solution you need. Right now this is just a BETA version, but you can still give it a try and please feel free to offer any feedback. 

Click Here to give our Product Selector a try!

  Check out our latest Webinar


We recently held a webinar with Tech Briefs Media “Simulating the Real World – Using Programmable Resistors for Sensor Simulation in Test." 

After listening to the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Discover what types of programmable resistor modules are commercially available
  • Understand the basic construction and how to select the correct modules
  • Look at some applications where sensor simulation is an integral part of the adopted test strategies
  • Gain insight from a company with almost 30 years of modular signal switching and simulation experience in electronic test and verification

We appreciate all those who were able to attend. If you were not able to attend, it is not too late to listen. Please click below to hear the full recording of the webinar.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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