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C-Size Switching Modules


C-Size VXI Switching Modules

The Astronics 1260 Series C-Size VXI switching modules deliver the convenience of message-based control for ease of programming and a register-based interface for high-speed control.

View the C-Size VXI Switching Selection Guide.


Product Info

The C-Size Switching System offers a complete system of VXI carriers and switch cards for use your automatic test application:

Digital I/O Switch Card
Discrete C-Size SwitchCards
Matrix C-Size Switch Cards
Microwave Switch Cards
Multiplexer Cards
Power C-Size Switch Cards
RF Switch Cards
Switch Card Carriers

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

Digital I/O Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-14 Digital I/O Switch Card provides 96 open collector channels in 12 groups of eight bits each. With the open collector version each independent group can utilize a separate internal or external pull-up supply up to 32VDC.

Each channel can be configured as an input or an output and individually controlled in the asynchronous mode, or be synchronous with other channels.


View the C-Size VXI Switching Selection Guide.

Product Info

Compatible for use on VXI platforms, this switch product was formerly sold under the Racal Instruments brand name.

The 1260-14 has a two-wire, handshake mode available for the control of synchronous I/O transactions. Each handshake line can be programmed to either active high or active low to provide a flexible interface with user signals.

Key features:

  • 96 TTL, CMOS, or open-collector input/output channels
  • Drives up to 32 V and sinks up to 200 mA per channel
  • Two-wire programmable handshaking
  • Synchronous, asynchronous, and mixed operating modes
  • 1 kHz data rate

Datasheet
User Manual - 14
User Manual - 14C


Discrete C-Size Switch Cards

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

View the C-Size VXI Switching Selection Guide.


Product Info

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

 


1260-13 Signal Switch/Relay ActivatorSignal Switch/Relay Activator

The Astronics 1260-13 offers general purpose signal switching and control of external devices. The module provides 40 channels of DPST switches.

Datasheet
User Manual

1260-16A High Density, 6A Power Switch Card

High Density, 64-Channel Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-16A is a 64-channel, SPDT, high isolation; low crosstalk switch module designed for switching and routing sources such as AC and DC power supplies in automated test systems. The 1260-16A switches currents up to 6A, AC or DC, and voltages up to 110VDC or 250VAC.

Datasheet
User Manual

1260-17 High Density Switch ModuleHigh Density, 80-Channel Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-17 is an 80-channel, Form C (SPDT) switch module offering general purpose switching and external device actuation. Each channel may be configured individually, or several channels may be linked to configure custom networks. The 1260-17 permits switching up to 1 amp and 250V DC or VACrms per channel.

Datasheet
User Manual

1260-18 High Density Switch ModuleHigh Density, 152-Channel Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-18 is a high-density general purpose switch module that provides 152 channels. Develop application specific switch systems with a minimum number of switch cards. The 1260-18 can be user-configured in many ways with switching up to 250AC or 2A per channel.

Datasheet
User Manual

RF Switch Cards

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

View the C-Size VXI Switching Selection Guide.


Product Info

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

 


200 MHz RF Multiplexer

The Astronics 1260-50C/D is ideal for switching wideband signals up to 200 MHz. The 1260-50C consists of eight 1x4 50 ohm multiplexers, and the 1260-50D consists of 16 1x4 50 ohm multiplexers.

Datasheet
User Manual

400 MHz RF Matrix

The Astronics 1260-51 is ideal for high performance RF switching. The 1260-51 consists of six 2x6 matrices that may be combined into three 2x12 or one 2x36 matrix. The module automatically configures interconnection relays to achieve the path desired.

Datasheet
User Manual

1 GHz RF Switch Module

The Astronics 1260-58 is a high-density switch module with four 1x8 coaxial trees. The 1260-58 is intended for use with function/pulse generators, universal timer/counters, oscilloscopes, high-speed digital test units, and other instruments involving high-frequency or fast rise-times.

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Matrix C-Size Switch Cards

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

View the C-Size VXI Switching Selection Guide.


Product Info

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

 


1260-43 Matrix Switch Card VXIHigh-Density Matrix Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-43 is a high-density matrix switch card. Each module consists of three 8x24 single-wire matrices, which are interconnected via a 10-lane, single-wire bus. On-board configuration relays allow software control of the matrix configuration.

User Manual

1260 Matrix Switch Card VXI

Ultra High Density Matrix Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-45 offers the highest-density switching matrices in a single-slot C-size VXI module, configurable as 11 different matrices from four 4x16 2-Wire to one 16x16 two-wire.
 
Easily extend this module externally to build a larger matrix in a single VXI chassis to satisfy even the most dense applications.

Datasheet
User Manual

Multiplexer C-Size Switching

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

View the C-Size VXI Switching Selection Guide.


Product Info

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

 


1260-35 Multiplexer Switch Module VXIMultiplexer Module

The Astronics 1260-35 is a high-density scanner or multiplexer, ideal for applications with large switching requirements.
The 1260-35 can be user-configured in many ways, from a 1x96 two-wire to sixteen 1x6 two-wire multiplexers, switching up to 250 VDC and 1A per channel.

User Manual

1260-37 Multiplexer VXI Switch Card

Combination SPDT/Multiplexer Module

The Astronics 1260-37 contains 40 Form C (SPDT) switches and eight 1x6 multiplexers. The multiplexers can be expanded using the on-board jumpers to four 1x12, two 1x24 or one 1x48 two-wire channel.

Datasheet
User Manual

1260-38 High Density Multiplexer Switch Card VXI

High Density Multiplexer Module

The Astronics 1260-38 is a high density scanner and multiplexer. The 1260-38 can be user-configured in many ways, from one 1x128 to sixteen 1x8 2-wire multiplexers, switching up to 250VDC or 2A per channel.

Datasheet
User Manual

1260-38T High Density, High Isolation Multiplexer Switch Card VXIHigh Density, High Isolation Multiplexer Module

The Astronics 1260-38T brings a combination of density, versatility, expandability, and high signal integrity, making it ideal for construction of large switching systems. This module is user-configurable using inter-connecting relays as sixteen 1x8 muxes to a 1x128 mux under program control.

Special shielding, design, and added front panel "guard" grounds increase the isolation and lower the crosstalk.

Datasheet

1260-39 Multiplexer C-Size Switch CardMulti-Purpose Relay/Multiplexer/Matrix/Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-39 is a high-density, multi-purpose, switch module. The combination of relay, multiplexer, and matrix switch functions, in addition to multiple user-defined configurations, offers a single-module solution for low-to-medium switch count applications. The 1x2 and 1x4 multiplexers can be externally configured to provide up to six 1x4s or two 1x12s.

Datasheet
User Manual

Power C-Size Switch Cards

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

View the C-Size VXI Switching Selection Guide.


Product Info

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

 


1260-20 Power C-Size VXI Switch CardPower Switch Module

The Astronics 1260-20 provides high-current switching of AC line power, DC power supplies and AC or DC current sources. Power switch networks may be configured from 20 independent DPST switches. Up to 8A at 250 VACrms or 5A at 48 VDC  switches through each two-wire channel.

Datasheet
User Manual

1260-22 VXI Power Switch Card

High Power Switch Card

The Astronics 1260-22 is a 40-channel, SPST, high-power switch module designed for switching and routing high-current sources such as AC and DC power supplies in automated test systems. The 1260-22 switches currents up to 20A, AC or DC, and voltages up to 250VDC or 250VAC. Maximum power handling is 600WDC or 4800VA per channel.

Datasheet
User Manual

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