Model 1260-64M Self-Terminated Modular Microwave Switch Platform
* Accepts 1 to 4 Microwave Switch Plug-Ins in a Dual-Slot VXI Module
* Terminated Plug-Ins in SPDT to SP6T Configurations
* 32 Relay Driver Channels are Optional
* Latching and Non-Latching Switches are Supported
* 18 GHz to 40 GHz Operation Available
* Plug-in Design for Low MTTR and Easy Sparing
The 1260-64M is optimized for high- performance, configurable, terminated microwave switching applications.
The 1260-64M module was designed to switch signals used in modern communications systems including Cellular, PCS, and Satcom applications where terminated switch channels are required. It is also ideal for ATE systems designed for testing Military Telecommunications, surveillance, and related equipment.
The 1260-64M provides highly reliable and repeatable operation over a conservatively specified lifetime of >1,000,000 operations.
Should relay replacement become required, relays can be removed and replaced in less than five minutes without removing the module from the VXI system. This maximizes system uptime and facilitates field upgrades. User connections are made directly to the relay via front panel SMA connectors, eliminating cumulative losses and induced noise. The module is configurable to the user's requirements with terminated SPDT and SP6T plug-ins (other plug-ins available) with latching and non-latching control available.
An Option 01T is required to communicate with 1260 Series modules, and provides message-based operation for ease of use and register-based operation for maximum speed. The Option 01T mounts in the leftmost 1260 Series module and does not consume any VXI slots. The Option 01T provides a single point of software control for the switching system with advanced features such as include, exclude, scan, relay monitoring, user defined path names, and reset states.
The 1260 Series line includes VXI plug&play support for Win95/NT/2000/XP operating systems including drivers for LabWindows/CVI and LabView.