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  • PXI - PXIe - PCIe

  • VXI

  • 19"

  • Custom

  • Waveform Digitizer / Scope

  • Waveform Generator

  • High Power SMU

  • Source & Measurement

  • Source only

  • Measurement only

  • Other & Periphery


VX8500-4 Instrument-Matrix


  • Switch matrix 8x16, 1A per channel
  • Access to 16 Bit analog bus
  • Connects any pin to any resource
  • Relays replaceable
  • Load resistors available
  • Relay cycle counter for each relay

Product information

The VX8500-4 Instrument-Matrix card consist of a 8x16 matrix, which provides fast connections into or out of the system for 8 columns and 16 rows. All 16 rows have access to the 16 bit wide analog bus. The matrix has a <1ms switching time which is ~30 to 60 times faster than standard off the shelf VXIbus-based matrix switches.

Signal routing can be done through the matrix card either directly to the tester interface (UUT/DUT) or via the 16 bit wide analog bus to any other matrix slot within the switch unit. The analog bus is daisy-chained from card to card via the back plane. The VX8500 switch unit can route any signal to or from any tester interface pin.

For maintenance all relays can be replaced easily.

Each relay has its own cycle counter to monitor when the relays have reached the life cycle.