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Expandable Microwave Matrix

Source: Pickering Interfaces Ltd

Expandable Microwave Matrix

The 60-750/751 is an LXI Microwave Switching platform controlled through an LXI compliant Ethernet connection. The matrix is available in a variety of configurations and frequencies up to 20 GHz and features a “Loop Through” option to create even larger matrices.

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The 60-750/751 is an LXI Microwave Switching platform controlled through an LXI compliant Ethernet connection. The matrix is available in a variety of configurations and frequencies up to 20 GHz (60-751).

The matrix is characterized for 50 Ω applications, for 75 Ω versions please consult your local sales representative.

The 60-750/751 is supplied in a 2 U full rack width enclosure, providing a compact solution that is easily mounted in a rack for ATE systems or for use on the bench. The matrix is fully configured to the specified dimensions with no extra cabling needed, saving users the cost and time of creating matrices from individual components.

Each 3x3 or 4x4 matrix is designed to have a nominally matched path loss no matter which path is selected. The matrices are non-blocking, allowing any input to be connected to any unused output.

The availability of Loop-Thru connections allows matrices to be easily combined to make larger arrays using external interconnect cables.

The 60-750 can be supplied as dual or single 10 GHz matrices, allowing users to select the most appropriate model for their application. Alternatively, the 60-750 can be supplied configured as a single 8x4 matrix with the two 4x4 matrices internally connected. The 60-751 can be supplied as a single 3x3 or 4x4 20 GHz matrix. Models can be ordered with or without internal terminations for disconnected inputs.

For applications where external microwave switches may be required the 60-750/751 provides an auxiliary output that can be used to supply 12 V power and control for 16 external switches.