40-595 Fault Insertion BRIC Matrices

Product Announcement from Pickering Interfaces US Inc.

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The 40-595 FIBO Matrix Module is a power switching matrix based on the Pickering BRIC format. It is designed for high current applications where a high pin count is also required such as an automotive or aerospace test environment. It is also suitable for carrying out rigorous fault testing programs where there is a need to simulate faults found in cable harnesses. Typical faults that can be simulated are open-circuits, short-circuits to ground or battery, or short-circuits between input/output lines.

Fault insertion techniques are used in applications where the response of a controller needs to be assessed when one or more sensors are providing poor quality information. The controller needs to be tested to ensure that is does not produce an inappropriate response, such as turning an engine or braking system off, and consequently risking a serious system failure. Testing in aeronautic, aerospace and automotive environments have to be particularly rigorously performed to ensure that expensive failures or loss of life do not occur.

The 40-595 allows such testing to be automated, replacing manual test systems that are hard to repeat and document. The 40-595 is typically used with a sensor emulation connected to breakout 1.2 or 1.3 and connected to the controller under test through 1.1. The connection can be broken and a fault can be placed by connecting the line to a fault condition, such as a short circuit, on the Y axis. The third breakout connection can be used to be connected to a poor sensor emulation, allowing the controller to be tested with more complex sensor faults present.

The 40-595 allows up 8 types of fault to be connected to the Y axis. Versions supplied with three pin breakout connections can support 160 sensor lines while versions that use a two pin breakout connection can support 248 sensors. Modules can be supplied not fully loaded for applications that do not require the full complement of daughter cards.

The 40-595 is designed to provide up top 10 Amps of switching capacity at 240 Vac or 125 Vdc.

Main Product Features:

  • Integrated High Power PXI Matrix Module
  • Built In High Performance Screened 8-ChannelAnalog Bus
  • 3-Pin Breakout Configuration For Fault Simulation and Specialist Test Applications
  • 30x8 Power Matrix on 5 Daughter Cards
  • Load Just The Number of Daughter Switch Cards You Need For Your Application
  • Uses Gold Flash Over Silver Alloy Contact Electromechanical Relays
  • Cross-point Switches 240Vac/125Vdc, 10A
  • Breakout Switches 240Vac/125Vdc, 8A
  • VISA/IVI Drivers Supplied for Windows 98/2000/NT/XP
  • Complies with PXI and CompactPCI Specifications

About Pickering Interfaces:

Pickering Interfaces is a market innovator in signal switching and conditioning for a broad range of applications and architectures. With the largest range of switching cards in the industry, Pickering Interfaces has provided solutions to both commercial and military applications. In addition, Pickering's range of instrumentation provides innovative test solutions to users and integrators of modular test systems.

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