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PXI/PXIe microwave multiplexer modules span 8 GHz to 40 GHz

High-Channel-Count Microwave MUX Modules Span 8 to 40 GHz

June 14, 2024
The multiplexer modules, which come in various switching configurations, reduce the number of switches and associated interconnects in high-channel-count applications.
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Pickering Interfaces will be in Booth 404 at IMS 2024 to tout its new family of high-channel-count, PXI/PXIe microwave multiplexer (MUX) modules. Models 40/42-788, based on high-quality Radiall mechanical microwave switches, offer bandwidth options from 8 to 40 GHz. The modules also come in versatile switching configurations, including single or dual SP8T, SP10T, or SP12T multiplexers.

The devices handle microwave switching applications along with many uses across the RF spectrum calling for extremely low insertion loss and ultra-high isolation. Their high channel counts mean fewer switches and associated interconnections being required for microwave switching applications, improving signal quality and ease of programming.

Other products featured in Pickering’s IMS Booth 404 include:

  • MEMS-based PXI/PXIe RF multiplexers that deliver 300X operational life and 60X test system throughput compared to existing electromechanical relay products.
  • A 110-GHz PXI/PXIe microwave switch that supports 5G and semiconductor test.
  • A configurable PXI microwave switch platform that enables RF test engineers to combine a wide range of high-performance relay types while minimizing chassis slot usage.
  • Pickering’s Microwave Design Tool, a free online tool for configuring flexible PXI and LXI microwave switch products.
  • Flexible LXI microwave switch platform and turnkey services for LXI microwave switch and signal routing subsystems, as well as an LXI microwave switching matrix demo.

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