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Pickering Expands PCI Precision Programmable Resistor Solutions

Pickering Interfaces, a provider of modular signal switching and instrumentation, has expanded its range of PCI precision programmable resistor solutions with two new PCI cards.

The PCI RTD Simulator Cards have six resistance channels each with stability and fine setting resolution characteristics. They are intended for the emulation of PT100 and PT1000 resistive temperature sensors, and offers two resistance ranges: 90 to 250 Ohm and 900 to 2500 Ohm. Each card can be programmed with resistance calls which set the module to have an accuracy of 0.1%.

Pickering has also added PCI Strain Gauge Simulator Cards that have six bridge channels and offer four different models. Available are 350 Ohm, 1 kOhm, 2 kOhm and 3 kOhm bridge cards. Each channel has a stored value corresponding to the bridge being in balance and bridges can be driven from either an internal or external voltage source.

“PCI is used extensively in budget conscious test systems using Industrial PC chassis especially for Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation,” said Keith Moore, managing director at Pickering Interfaces. “There remains a strong demand for the PCI format and we are expanding our range of PCI switching products to address those market opportunities. We are committed to supporting these switching solutions in the same way we support our PXI and LXI switching products.”

For more information visit Pickering Interfaces.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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