Pickering Interfaces introduces PCI fault-insertion card

March 31, 2015

Pickering Interfaces, a provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, is expanding its range of PCI-based switching solutions with the introduction of its first PCI fault insertion card.

This new PCI Fault Insertion Card (Model 50-190) is available as either a one- or two-slot short PCI card with the following features:

  • 75, 64, or 36 channels of fault insertion;
  • one or two fault-insertion buses, each of which can select from three fault sources;
  • the ability to introduce open-circuit paths, shorts between paths, or shorts to fault connections such as battery or ground;
  • 2-A hot switch capacity for powers up to 60 W and voltages to 165 VDC/115 VAC; and
  • high bandwidth suited for use on CAN and FlexRay bus systems.

Pickering Interfaces continues to promote its test solutions in multiple platforms by offering fault insertion in different form factors (PXI and PCI) with the same options. This offering allows the user to choose the most appropriate platform for their test system. The 50-190 PCI fault insertion card has the same functionality as the company’s widely used 40-190 PXI fault insertion module.

Keith Moore, managing director of Pickering, explained “Over the last year or so, we have been expanding our PCI product family in response to market demands. One would think that PCI is nearly obsolete, given that it is no longer available on desktop PCs. However, we have found that the industrial PC market, which is a larger market than PXI, still embraces PCI cards and expects to support them for many more years. As PCI products are electrically similar to standard PXI devices, it is a natural migration for Pickering to re-layout many of our popular PXI switch modules, thus supporting a greater portion of the test market.”

Pickering Interfaces stands behind all of its manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support.



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