Pickering Interfaces introduces new high density programmable resistor card
Apr 07, 2004
Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of PXI base programmable resistor modules with the introduction of the 40-295 and 40-296. Programmable resistors and potentiometers are used to simulate external sensors and controls in many test applications. The 40-295 and 40-296 provide robust solutions to simulating these devices in compliance and manufacturing test. Applications include automotive and aerospace testing.
The new modules are offering the highest density of programmable resistors available from any PXI manufacturer. The module is available in a wide variety of different standard formats to suit customer applications. Special configurations can also be ordered. Each 40-296 module can support up to eighteen off 8-bit adjustable resistor channels and occupies just one slot of a 3U PXI chassis. Alternative resolutions of 12, 16 and 24 bits can be supplied, the 40-295 permitting up to six 24-bit channels.
The 40-296 is configured as a programmable potentiometer, providing up to nine off 8 8-bit potentiometer channels or three off 24-bit potentiometer channels.
Key product features include:
∑ Configurable as 8, 12 16 or 24 bit channels
∑ Available as programmable resistors or potentiometers
∑ Robust design based on instrument grade reed relays
∑ 0.5 A switch current, 0.5 W resistor power rating
∑ Excellent accuracy
∑ Fast operation and long service life
The products are complimentary to the lower density 40-290 resistor modules previously available from Pickering Interfaces.
The model 40-295 and 40-296 pricing is available on the Pickering Interfaces web site at www.pickeringtest.com