LXI and PXI RF and microwave switching modules from Pickering Interfaces.

Solutions presented by Pickering Interfaces at European Microwave Week 2023

  • Pickering Interfaces, provider of modular signal switching & simulation products for electronic test & verification, will showcase its range of RF & microwave switching solutions, including the first modules in a new MEMS-based RF PXI/PXIe multiplexer family, at EuMW (European Microwave Week) 2023, at Messe Berlin Hub27 in Germany from September 19-21, 2023.

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 ((Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) 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 solutions at EuMW 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