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Adapt-a-Switch Series


Adapt-a-Switch Series

Receive unprecedented density and flexibility with the Astronics' Adapt-a-SwitchTM Series. Available for VXI, GPIB, and LAN, this series includes a wide variety of switching solutions that are field-proven for any hi-rel application.


Product Info

The Adapt-a-SwitchTM Series offers a complete system of carriers and switch cards for use your automatic test application:

Digital I/O Switch Card
Discrete Switch Cards
Matrix Switch Cards
Microwave Switch Cards
Multiplexer Switch Cards
Power Switch Cards
RF Switch Cards
Switch Card Carriers
Switch Controllers

Switching configurations are expandable through the use of a shared analog bus.

Digital I/O Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-114 is a 96-channel digital I/O plug-in for the Adapt-a-Switch™ platform.

The 1260-114 is available in TTL, CMOS, OC (standard open collector) or HVOC (high voltage/current open collector) I/O channels, and is compatible for use with the VXI, LXI, or GPIB platform.


Product Info

The high channel count of the digital I/O plug-ins allows a significant portion of digital I/O to be realized in a single slot of the Adapt-a-Switch™ carrier, saving valuable VXIbus chassis space. The 1260- 114 provides 96 digital I/O channels in twelve groups of eight bits each.

Key features:

  • 96 TTL, CMOS, or open-collector input/output channels or 48 high voltage/current open-collector input/output channels
  • 2-wire programmable handshaking
  • 200 kHz data rate
  • Drives up to 50 V and sinks up to 1.5 A per channel
  • Synchronous, asynchronous and mixed operating modes
  • Standard Adapt-a-Switch™ plug-in design for ease of replacement

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Discrete Switch Cards

Explore our array of discrete switch cards, each with a unique function for your application.


Product Info

Compatible for use on the VXI, LXI, and GPIB platforms, these switch products were formerly sold under the Racal Instruments brand name.

1260-114 with no background v2High Density DPDT Plug-In Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-112 is a 96-channel, high-density, double-pole, double-throw (DPDT), switch for the Adapt-a-SwitchTM platform.

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1260-116 with no backgroundHigh Density SPDT Plug-In Switch Card


The Astronics 1260-116 is a 24-channel, Form C, single-pole double-throw (SPDT) switch card for use in either the 1260-100 VXI Carrier or the 1256 GPIB/RS-232 Switching Mainframe.

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User Manual

1260-117 Discrete Switch Card52/20 Channel SPDT Plug-In Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-117/A is a 52/20-channel, SPDT (Form C) plug-in switch card for the Adapt-a-Switch™ platform.

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1260-118 Discrete Switch Card 2

80/24 Channel SPST Plug-in Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-118/118A is an 80/24-channel, SPST (Form A) plug-in relay card for the Adapt-a-Switch™ platform.

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User Manual


Matrix Switch Cards

The Astronics 1260-145 Series plug-ins are high-density switch matrices for the Adapt-a-Switch™ platform.

These quickly and easily plug into the front of Astronics 1260-100 and 1260-101 Adapt-a-Switch™ carriers or Astronics 1256 GPIB/Ethernet and 1256L (LXI Core 2011 Compliant) switching mainframes.

These products were formerly sold under the Racal Instruments brand name.


Product Info

These plug-ins provide the flexibility of high-density matrices while maintaining excellent bandwidth and signal integrity.

1260-145 series plug-ins can be used to construct large matrices from multiple plug-ins without using external loop-back connections. These plug-ins are available in the following two-wire configurations:

  • 1260-145A nine (4x4)
  • 1260-145B three (4x12)
  • 1260-145C two (4x16)
  • 1260-145D one (4x36)
  • 1260-145E two (8x8)
  • 1260-145F one (8x16)
  • 1260-145G one (12x12)

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Microwave Switch Cards

The Adapt-a-Switch® microwave switch cards deliver high performance and high density for your microwave switching applications.

With extreme reliability, these cards are suited  for use in automatic test equipment systems for communications, military, aerospace, transportation, and other hi-rel industries.


Product Info

Compatible for use on the VXI platform, these switch products were formerly sold under the Racal Instruments brand name.

1260-160be from website

High Performance Microwave SPDT Plug-In Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-160B/E is a 1 or 2-slot microwave switch plug-in for use in either the Astronics 1260-100 Adapt-a-Switch™ VXI carrier or the 1256, GPIB/RS-232 Switching Mainframe.

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1260-162BH from website

High-Performance Microwave Transfer Switch Plug-In

The Astronics 1260-162AH/BH is a 2-slot microwave switch plug-in. It can be used in either the Astronics 1256 switching mainframe or the Astronics 1260-100 Adapt-a-Switch™ VXI carrier.

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High-Performance SP4T Microwave Switch Plug-In1260-164BH from website

The Astronics 1260-164AH/BH is a 2-slot microwave switch plug-in available in two standard configurations with either one or two relays, each being SP4T, 1-pole, 4-throw.

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1260-167BH from website

High-Performance SP6T Microwave Switch Plug-In

The Astronics 1260-167AH/BH is a 2-slot microwave switch plug-in available in two standard configurations with either one or two relays, each being 1-pole, 6-throw.

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Multiplexer Switch Cards

The Adapt-a-Switch® multiplexer switch cards deliver high performance and high density for your microwave switching applications.

With extreme reliability, these cards are suited  for use in automatic test equipment systems for communications, military, aerospace, transportation, and other hi-rel industries.


Product Info

Compatible for use on the VXI platform, these switch products were formerly sold under the Racal Instruments brand name.

1260-134 from datasheet

High Density 1x4 Multiplexer Plug-In

The Astronics1260-134 is a sixteen 1x4 multiplexer plug-in card for the Adapt-a-Switch® platform. It installs, easily and directly from the front panel, into the Adapt-a-Switch VXI Carrier, 1260-100.

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1260-138A Adapt-a-Switch 350px

High Density 1x8 Multiplexer Plug-In

The Astronics1260-138A is an eight 1x8, two-wire scanner/multiplexer plug-in card for the Adapt-a-Switch® platform. It installs, easily and directly from the front panel, into the Adapt-a-Switch VXI Carrier, 1260-100. 

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User Manual

1260-136BCD from datasheet

High Voltage Multiplexer Plug-In

The Astronics 1260-136 series plug-ins are high-voltage relay multiplexers delivering options up to 1kV for the Adapt-a-Switch® platform. These quickly and easily plug into the front of the Adapt-a-Switch Carrier 1260-100.

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1260-150 from datasheet

500 MHz RF Multiplexer Plug-In Card

The Astronics 1260-150 is an RF multiplexer plug-in  relay card for the Adapt-a-Switch™ carrier. It quickly and easily plugs into the front of the Astronics 1260-100 and 1260-101 Adapt-a-Switch™ VXIbus Carriers or Astronics 1256 GPIB/Ethernet and 1256L (LXI Core 2011 Compliant) switching mainframes.

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User Manual

Power Switch Cards

The Astronics 1260-120 is a 20-channel, SPST (Form A) high-power, switch plug-in.

It installs easily into the Astronics 1260-100 and 1260-101 Adapt-a-Switch™ VXIbus Carriers or the Astronics 1256 (GPIB) and 1256L (LXI 2011 Core Compliant) switching mainframes.

This product was formerly sold under the Racal Instruments brand name.


Product Info

Each channel of the 1260-120 can switch up to 13A, 250VAC or 10A, 125VDC; its switching capability makes it the ideal solution for applications requiring high-current switching of AC power, DC power supplies, and AC or DC current sources.

Key features:

  • 20 Channels of SPST High-Power Switching
  • Ideal for Switching AC or DC Power
  • Switches up to 13 A
  • Can be used in VXI, GPIB/RS-232, and LXI Switching Systems
  • Interface for External "Emergency Reset" Switch to Open All Channels
  • Standard Adapt-a-Switch™ Plug-in Design for Ease of Replacement

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User Manual

 

RF Switch Cards

The Adapt-a-Switch® RF switch cards deliver high performance and high density for your RF switching applications.

With extreme reliability, these cards are suited  for use in automatic test equipment systems for communications, military, aerospace, transportation, and other hi-rel industries.


Product Info

Compatible for use on the VXI platform, these switch products were formerly sold under the Racal Instruments brand name.

1260-150 from datasheet

500 MHz RF Multiplexer Plug-In Card

The Astronics 1260-150 is an RF multiplexer plug-in  relay card for the Adapt-a-Switch™ carrier. It quickly and easily plugs into the front of the Astronics 1260-100 and 1260-101 Adapt-a-Switch™ VXIbus Carriers or Astronics 1256 GPIB/Ethernet and 1256L (LXI Core 2011 Compliant) switching mainframes.

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User Manual

1260-152HV-172HV High Frequency Coaxial Plug-in Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-152/172 is a high- frequency coaxial switch card for use in either the Adapt-a-Switch® 1260-100, VXI carrier, or the 1256, GPIB/RS-232 Switching Mainframe.

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User Manual

Switch Card Carriers

The Adapt-a-Switch™ platform is a revolutionary, modular switch system that delivers unprecedented density and flexibility in a C-size, VXIbus module.

To simplify configuration, the Adapt-a-Switch plug-ins are inserted easily and directly from the front panel of the carriers without removing the entire module from the VXIbus chassis.

Field upgrades,  modifications and sparing can be done at the individual plug-in level, minimizing the cost of system support.


Product Info

Compatible for use on the VXI platform, these switch carrier products were formerly sold under the Racal Instruments brand name.

1260-100 Switch Card Carrier from datasheet

Modular VXI Switch Card Carrier - 6 Card Capacity

The 1260-100 Switch Carrier accommodates up to six plug-in switch cards, providing optimum switching solutions while reducing the ATE size requirements.

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User Manual

1260-101 Switch Card Carrier from Datasheet

Modular VXI Switch Card Carrier - 2 Card Capacity

The 1260-101 Switch Carrier accommodates two plug-in switch cards in a single slot VXI module. 

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User Manual

1256L LXI Switch Card CarrierLXI Switching System

The Astronics 1256L switching system is a high-density 12-slot switching and control system in a compact 2U rack-mountable package. This switching system is compatible with the Adapt-a-Switch series of plug-in switching and digital I/O products.  

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User Manual

Switch Controllers

Select from our two switch controllers for your Adapt-a-Switch system.

 


Product Info

These products were formerly sold under the Racal Instruments brand name.

1260 Series Option 01 Smart Card

This smart card is a plug-in module that fits onto any 1260 series module and does not take up any additional space within the VXI mainframe. This smart card provides the message-based interface to the VXIbus, with all other 1260 Series switch modules slaved to it through the VXI local bus.

The Smart Card is addressed by the system controller over the VXIbus. Other switch modules in the mainframe are controlled by the Smart Card via the VXI local bus (LBus) interface. The Smart Card uses the LBus to provide all the control, scanning, delay and exclude capabilities. This product was formerly sold under the Racal Instruments brand name.


Key features:

  • Fits Into Any 1260 Series Switch Module
  • Controls Other Switch Cards Through the VXI Local Bus
  • Built In Test Features Include Confidence Checking and Self-Test Capabilities
  • Only One 1260-option 01 Required per Chassis

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1260 Series Option 01T Switch Controller

The Option 01T is register- and message-based daughter board designed to install into any of the Astronics 1260 Series of switch modules, including the Adapt-a-Switch® Carrier, 1260-100.

This model supercedes the Option 01 above and should be used for all new applications. The Option 01T controls any combination of up to twelve 1260-Series switch modules and/or Adapt-a-Switch plug-in switch cards. If only the 1260-100 Adapt-a-Switch carrier module is being used in a test system, one Option 01T is necessary for every two 1260-100 carrier modules, as each carrier module can accommodate 6 switch cards.


Key features:

  • Register-based and message-based modes
  • High-speed operation
  • Routing commands
  • IEEE-488.2/SCPI compliant
  • Single point of control for up to 12 modules
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