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Publication Date: 10/1/2007
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Pickering Intros Compact BRIC2 Matrix
Compact PXI matrix.
Clacton on Sea, UK — Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI switch matrix solutions with the introduction of a new addition to its 40-560/561/562 series BRIC range. The new BRIC2 matrices occupy two slots of a PXI chassis and provide a more compact solution and cost effective for matrix applications not requiring the higher crosspoint count of 4 or 8 slot BRIC's.

Each BRIC2 is a completely configured matrix that requires no terminal blocks for users to wire together, an approach that maximizes the bandwidth of the switches and reduces user configuration costs. BRIC2s are available in a variety of configurations with matrix sizes up to 276 x 4 in single pole configurations. Y Bus configurations of x8, x16, x32 and a dual 8 way analog bus are available and each is available using one of three different types of reed relay (40-560, 40-561 and 40-562) that allows users to select a density and rating specification that meets their requirements.

Each version uses instrument grade reed relays to ensure long service life and reliable operation under hot and cold switching conditions. A full range of connector and cable assembly accessories is available to simplify integration of the matrices into test systems.

For more information, contact: Pickering Interfaces, 12 Alfred St. St., Suite 300-3, Woburn, MA 01801 781-897-1710 fax: 781-897-1701 E-mail: Web:

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