Ideal for wireless communications and semiconductor test, Pickering’s new RF multiplexer family is powered by Ideal Switch® from partner, Menlo Microsystems, which are among the first MEMS components on the market with the performance characteristics to support demanding RF testing requirements. Steve Edwards, Switching Product Manager at Pickering, comments: “The new MEMS-based RF multiplexers deliver vastly increased operational life (up to 300x), faster operating speed (up to 60x), and higher bandwidth (with no reduction in RF power handling) versus traditional EMR (electromechanical relay) alternatives. Insertion loss also remains comparable with EMR switches and much lower than solid-state.”
In addition to the new RF multiplexer family in PXI/PXIe, Pickering will also highlight the following RF & microwave switching innovations on booth #605B at EuMW 2023, at Messe Berlin Hub27 in Germany from September 19-21, 2023:
- New 110 GHz PXI/PXIe microwave switch – supporting 5G & semiconductor test
- New Microwave Switch Design Tool – a free online tool for configuring flexible PXI & LXI microwave switch products
- Flexible LXI microwave switch platform and turnkey services for LXI microwave switch & signal routing subsystems – including a custom 12×12 LXI microwave switching matrix demo
- Also on show will be a selection from Pickering’s broad portfolio of other switches, along with its PXI, PXIe & LXI/USB modular chassis, simulation products, and cables & connectors
Pickering Interfaces stands behind its manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support.