Pickering Interfaces Capabilities Overview.

Solutions from Pickering Interfaces at productronica 2021

  • Pickering Interfaces will be showcasing its latest innovations at productronica, the world’s largest electronics manufacturing event, taking place in Munich from November 16-19, 2021.
  • At its booth 452 in Hall A1, Pickering will demonstrate a PXI system for battery management testing (BMS).
  • The system will combine its latest PXI e multi-cell battery simulation module with its other switching and simulation modules, including fault insertion, programmable resistor, and RTD probe simulation modules, in a PXIe chassis.

The recently introduced family of battery simulation modules is suitable for electric vehicle (EV) battery pack emulation applications for battery management system (BMS) testing. The 41-752A (PXI) and 43-752A (PXIe) modules provide direct voltage and current readings, either programmatically or using Pickering’s software front end. Each cell simulator offers ±5 mV accuracy from 1 V to 7 V.

The new battery simulation modules, which occupy a single PXI slot, are available with two, four or six battery cell simulators per module that are fully isolated from ground and each other. This makes it easy to connect in series to simulate batteries in a stacked architecture. The 750 V isolation barrier allows the modules to be used to simulate low-power battery packs, commonly used for vehicle propulsion. Battery charge emulation is available up to 100 mA.

Other test solutions from Pickering Interfaces will also be on display at its booth:

  • New 12-slot BRIC configurations for two PXI matrix switch modules. The 1 A BRIC12 40-562B modules can hold up to 18 matrix daughter boards with up to 3168 crosspoints. The 0.5A BRIC12 40-558 modules can also hold up to 18 matrix daughter boards, providing up to 9216 crosspoints.
  • eBIRST Switching System Test Tools: Designed specifically for Pickering’s PXI, PCI or LXI products, these tools simplify fault finding in switching systems by testing the system and graphically identifying the faulty relay.
  • Cable Design Tool: An online graphical tool that can be used to create custom cable systems for a variety of applications. Standard cable sets, available in a library, can be used as a basis for customization. They can also be defined completely by the user. The tool allows for very detailed design features, including: connector type selection, wire type, pin definitions, pin and cable labeling, cable bundling, length selection, jackets, comments, etc.

At the Pickering booth, visitors will also be able to get the latest information on various LXI chassis, a new 8-slot Express chassis, various PXI/PXIe modules operating in the RF and microwave frequency range, as well as fault insertion, simulation, precision resistor modules, and a 65-200 chassis with various plug-in boards.