Switch Matrix Systems

A Quantum Switch for the Better

Precision Filters’ computer-controlled Analog Signal Switching Systems replace tedious error-prone manual patch panels.

 

High Density Programmable Signal Switching Systems Overview

The Precision Filters' Solid-State Switch Matrix System allows the management of hundreds of analog signals with simple programming. Forget the hours and expense of hand patching. Enjoy computer control via Ethernet with supplied GUI. Save setups in non-volatile memory or download setups from the host computer.

High Density

PFI’s switching systems use reliable solid state technology that provides a uni-directional signal path from input to output while power is applied to the system. The 464kC provides configurations up to 256x256 in one 10.5” chassis. The compact 4164 system supports a 64x64 matrix in a 3.5” chassis. Larger configurations may be supported using multiple chassis.

Random Access

Random Access is a computer term and is used to mean that you can access any switch inlet from any outlet. An inlet may be connected to one or more outlets. Every switch inlet has a differential input for breaking ground loops and for correct ground referencing between multiple inlets with different ground potentials. Switch outlets may be optimized to correctly drive differential or single-ended loads.

Self-Testing

Mistakes can be costly. Our self-testing option lets you verify every connection used in your test or verify every connection that is possible with the system. If there is a problem, diagnostics tell you where, so you can correct if before running your test. Diagnostic reports are saved as text documents and can be used to supplement quality and validity reports for the overall measurement system.

Precision Solid-State Signal Switch Matrix Systems Features:

4164 64x64 Switch Matrix System Features:

The Precision 4164 is a 64 x 64 switch matrix provided in a compact 2U rack mountable or bench-top package.

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4164 64x64 Switch Matrix System

Switch Matrix Characteristics

  • Solid-state switch matrix
  • High density: 4,096 cross points

Matrix Size

  • 64 x 64, all in a compact 2U (3.5 in.) high mainframe

System Control

  • Spreadsheet style graphical user interface for host PC control
  • Remote Ethernet interface command control
  • Front panel control
  • Non-volatile storage of switch configurations: store up to 8 setups in the system, store unlimited setups on host PC

System Integrity

  • System health monitoring of power supply and internal temperatures
  • Solid-state switches are more reliable than mechanical rely systems
  • Optional self-tests, with reports, exhaustively test switch settings

Signal Switching

  • ±10 Vpk for each signal path

Input Characteristics

  • Balanced differential input

Frequency Response

  • DC to 350 kHz

Output Characteristics

  • Single-ended with manually selectable ground sense

464kC Switch Matrix System Features:

The Precision 464kC switch matrix system is a reliable solid-state switch matrix system, providing computer-controlled connections between any input and any output. Configure a single 464kC for up to 256 inputs and 256 outputs, or build a larger system by bussing two or more systems together to form an array that has almost unlimited possibilities.

Save time and reduce errors on your switch system setups with the easy to use spreadsheet style Graphical User Interface. Save configurations and download them to your switch system over the network—and your tests are ready to go. Program the switch from your application via the high-level Ethernet interface. Edit configurations offline in Excel.

Read more about the 464kC Switch Matrix System

464kC Switch Matrix System

Switch Matrix Characteristics

  • 3-stage non-blocking solid-state switch matrix
  • High density: 65,536 equivalent cross points in one mainframe

Matrix Size

  • Matrix sizes to meet unique requirement: 256 x 256, 224 x 224, 192 x 192,
    160 x 160, 128 x 128 and 96 x 96
  • Bus frames to form larger systems: 256 x 512, 512 x 256 and 512 x 512, for example
  • Modular construction using plug-in cards

System Control

  • Spreadsheet style graphical user interface for host PC control
  • Remote Ethernet interface command control
  • Front panel control
  • Non-volatile storage of switch configurations: store up to 8 setups in the system, store unlimited setups on host PC

System Integrity

  • System health monitoring of power supply, fans and internal temperatures
  • Solid-state switches are more reliable than mechanical rely systems
  • Built-in self-tests with diagnostics to verify the integrity of the switch system and user setup

Signal Switching

  • ±10 Vpk for each signal path

Input Characteristics

  • Balanced differential input

Frequency Response

  • DC to 1 MHz

Output Characteristics

  • Single-ended with manually selectable ground sense

Precision Signal Switch GUI

The Switch GUI makes it easy to manage system connections from the host computer.

  • Set up and save unlimited switch configurations offline, download configurations to the switch
  • Label inputs and outputs
  • Color-coded channel groups
  • Run go/no-go tests to check current set up
  • Initiate Factory Acceptance Tests for complete system check including I/O connections
  • System health indicators
Precision Switch Matrix GUI