VTI Instruments SMX Series of PXIe switches now available from stock at element14

The SMX Series provides superior signal integrity and test reliability in efficient, high-density packaging

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VTI Instruments, an AMETEK Programmable Power brand, announces the introduction of the SMX Series of PXIe switches to element14, expanding their range of test and measurement solutions. The SMX Series of PXIe switches provides superior signal integrity and test reliability in efficient high-density packaging, including a three-year warranty.

The software-configurable switch subsystems increase system flexibility, helping control costs by allowing a single module to be easily used for different testing requirements. The SMX Series offers a wide range of solutions for applications from DC to µwaves, and from low to high power. SMX series drivers and support software provide standard operation in Windows, Linux, and LabView, and add additional capability through their award-winning GUI.

The VTI Instruments SMX Series of PXIe switches is built on 20 years of proven deployment in the most demanding aerospace, defense, and automotive applications. The series delivers exceptional performance and reliability by implementing extensive signal-path shielding, isolation and built-in health monitoring and brings instrument grade switching capability to PXI Express for the first time.

Key benefits of VTI Instruments’ SMX Series of PXIe switches include:

·         Superior signal integrity.

·         Improved test reliability from extensive signal path shielding.

·         Lower switching costs through software-configurable multiplexer and matrix grouping.

·         Reduced downtime with embedded health monitoring.

·         Intuitive programming and debugging interface.

·         Exceptional noise immunity.

·         Efficient high-density packaging.

·         Interactive schematic control.

·         Three-year warranty.

James McGregor, Global Head of Test, Tools and Production Supplies, at element14, said, “The SMX Series’ PXIe switches benefit from the depth of expertise derived from their provenance at VTI Instruments. Their signal integrity, noise immunity and configurability are well-known and trusted, and we are delighted to now offer them to developers who require that kind of power and performance power.”

VTI Instruments provides products and systems that are used to monitor and record data to characterise the physical integrity and performance of aircraft, engines, and other large structures, as well as automate the functional testing of complex electronic systems. VTI Instruments is recognised as an industry leader with a reputation of providing reliable data, first time, every time.

VTI Instruments SMX Series of PXIe switches are now available from stock at Farnell in EMEA, and element14 in APAC.


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