Switching Modules and Mainframes
VXIbus modules are designed for a number of
switching applications including ATE, video and Digital equipment. They install into any
C-size VXI compatible mainframe.
We are proud to offer one of the only
available "ruggedized" VXIbus
mainframes available on the
market. The unit delivers 11 slots and meets extremely difficult parameters
including temperature, shock and other environmental specifications.
Information on our VXIbus Mainframe:
Single through Penta wide (C1 to C5)
module sizes are utilized. The width of the module is mainly determined by the front panel
area required to contain the signal connectors and indicators.
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These VXIbus version 1.4 modules provide the systems engineer with one of the most
compact and advanced solutions for routing signals in an automated test environment. This
is achieved by utilizing the ATE industrys VXIbus standard coupled with our latest
state-of-the-art switching technology. The VXIbus standard was developed by a consortium
of companies in 1987, joining forces to define and introduce a modular instrument standard
that would be open to all manufacturers. The end result is lower overall system cost,
smaller package size, higher performance and multiple sources of manufacturers for the
user to shop from.
Universal Switching offers a number of standard C-sized VXIbus modules designed for
register-based control. This type of control delivers the fastest control response and
lowest cost to the user. They are considered the next generation of switching equipment to
meet todays and tomorrows need for high performance and cost effective
switching solutions. The product line offers modules which span a bandwidth ranging from
DC to 40GHz including digital switching modules with data rates up to 1.4Gbps too. Both
solid-state and relay based technologies are utilized. This rugged switching equipment
offers a variety of plug-in module types for addressing a wide spectrum of applications. A
complete redesign of the product family during 1998 has further increased the cost
effectiveness and performance of all modules.
Low cost per crosspoint
High reliability and quality
Advanced control and status features
Applications for VXIbus Switching Modules
Manufacturing ATE test stations
High resolution video routing
Data switching and distribution
Mobile or airborne data acquisition systems
All of these applications would benefit by
utilizing a programmable switching module. The compact size and advanced
control features of these modules increases performance for any application where automated switching is required.