VME, VPX and VXI switches are used to connect test points or devices to instruments for testing, measuring, or monitoring. They provide a variety of switching and routing functions for test systems based upon the VME, VPX, and VXI standards.
Reed switches are magnetically actuated switches. They are typically manufactured with two ferromagnetic reeds (contact blades), which are sealed in a glass capsule. In the presence of a magnet, the blades (contacts) close.
Network switches connect network devices to host computers and allow a large number of devices to share a limited number of ports. They increase network capacity and speed by examining and filtering data packets. Switches also regenerate forwarded packets, reducing collision rates and permitting the use of additional nodes.