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LX Series - General Purpose Switching System

LX Mainframe

The LX Series matrices are reliable, low cost, and versatile switching systems. A modular design concept is used. Interchangeable control modules, switch modules, and display modules can be assembled into matrices, multiplexers, or individual switch point configurations. All chassis have full front panel LED displays. Status feedback from all switches is provided.

A variety of switch modules are offered, including those designed to handle the following signals:

  • Type S reed relays +/- 200 V and +/- 1 A
  • Type A Armature relays hot switching up to 60 VA
  • Low Level (with a DC offset less than 1 microvolt)
  • High Voltages (up to 1,500 volts)
  • High Current (up to 8 amps)

Control options include:

  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet
  • IEEE488 Bus
  • RS232 Serial
  • TTL Parallel Port
  • USB Serial Bus
  • Manual Controls also available

LXA Chassis allow matrix, mux, discrete or combination configurations: Jump to LXA section

See the LXA Module selections: Jump to LXA Module section

LXB Chassis for 16x8 or 32x4 matrix w/ BNC or ST connectors: Jump to LXB section

See the LXB Modules: Jump to LXB Module section


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LXA Chassis










LXA/128-MF Mainframe


LXA/128-MF Mainframe or -E Expansion Chassis

Product Details ( pdf Bulletin )

These Chassis control up to 16 modules with up to 8 relays per module. A large variety of different switch modules are available to build almost any configuration. Modules are available to build matrix or mux configurations or discrete relay modules. Input detection modules, output driver modules and proto board modules allow custom systems for almost any application. LEDs on the front panel show switch and power status. A thumbwheel manual control is optional.

Dimensions:
19" Rack Mount (483 mm)
15" deep (381 mm)
3.5" (90 mm), (2 RU) high.
Weight: 15 to 25 lbs (7 to 11 Kg) max
AC Power : 50 to 150 Watts max. 110/220 selectable.


LXA Switch Modules

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G2-P-ST Switch Modules G Module Mux Configurations G Module Matrix Configurations

LX8/G Modules

LX G type modules interconnect to each other through the LXA motherboard and allow a large variety of different configurations depending on how they are externally interconnected. Up to 16 switch modules may be installed as well as one Signal I/O modules which bring the switched signals out to a common connector. Using this technique it is possible to form and endless arrangement of different configurations. Some examples are below:


MUX configurations

  • Eigth separate 1x16 multiplexers
  • Four separate 1x32 Multiplexers
  • Two separate 1x64 Multiplexers
  • One 1x128 Multiplexer
  • Combinations of the above

Matrix configurations

  • 16x8 Matrix
  • 32x4 Matrix
  • 64x2 Matrix
  • Two 16x4 Matrices

Available with the following relays:

  • Type P power relays for up to 8 Amps
  • Type S reeds, +/- 200 V, 1 A, 10 W
  • Type M reeds, +/- 400 V, 2 A, 50 W
  • Type A armature relays, +/- 2A, 60 W
  • Type HV reeds, +/- 1000 V, 60 W
  • Click here for full relay specs.

Available with the following rconnectors:

  • Screw Terminals (shown) for Types P, A and HV Relays
  • 20 Pin Header Connectors for Type S and M Relays
  • Card Edge Connectors for Type S, M or HV relays


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LX8/KA Switch Modules

LX8/K Modules

LX K type modules have discrete relays with individual contacts wired out to the rear panel connector as shown in the figures to the left.

  • Type P power relays for up to 8 Amps with screw terminal connectors
  • Type S reeds, +/- 200 V, 1 A, 10 W with header connectors.
  • Type M reeds, +/- 400 V, 2 A, 50 W with header or card edge connectors.
  • Type A armature relays, +/- 2A, 60 W header connector.
  • Type HV reeds, +/- 1000 V, 60 W with card edge connector.
  • Click here for full relay specs.


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LX8/ID Module

LX8/ID Modules

LX8/ID modules have discrete circuits that can be used to detect contact sense, DC Volts, Current flow, AC sense, threshold voltage or whatever circuit you can dream up. Detection circuit is opto isolated and allows status feedback to your computer. See circuit examples in the drawing to the left. There are 8 circuits per module. Specify what circuit you would want on the prototyping section of the board. 20 Pin header connector for I/O.


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LX8/OD Module

LX8/OD Output Driver Modules

LX8/OD modules have discrete circuits that can be used to drive external devices such as large relays or solenoids. These driver modules are available with three different transisters or per your specs, to deal with TTL signals all the way up to 8 amps of current at 100 VDC. Opto isolated drives with status feedback to the remote computer. 16 Pin Screw Terminal mating connector included.


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LX8/G1-P-ST Module


LX8/G1P-ST Switch Modules



LX8/G1P-ST Switch Modules are 1x8 Single wire configurations per module. The x8 relays can be bussed across all module slots for power distribution or the motherboard connections can be cut so each module simply acts as a single 1x8. !0 pin screw terminal connectors for easy wiring. Handles up to 8 amps hot switched and up to 2000 VA of switched power.


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LX4/4x1-2-SMA Module


LX4/4x1-2-SMA Switch Modules



The LX4/4x1-2-SMA Switch Module is a two pole 4x1 mux with SMA connectors switching both the signal and outer conductor of the SMA connectors. Makes a useful 4x1 RF mux when the ground must be isolated from the switch chassis ground. Bandpass of 150 MHz. Type S reed relays with switch times of 1 ms. Will handle +/- 200 volts and up to 1 amp.



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LXB/128-MF Mainframe 16x8 2 pole matrix 32x4 1 pole matrix


LXB/128-MF Mainframe or -E Expansion Chassis

Product Details ( pdf Bulletin )

These Chassis are preconfigured single or two pole matix systems. A single chassis can be a 16x8 matrix, two 16x4 matrices, a single 32x4 or a single 64x2 configuration. Chassis is modular so you may start with a smaller size and increase the configuration as your needs grow. LEDs on the front panel show switch and power status. A thumbwheel manual control is optional. Remote control is from 10/100 LAN, GPIB, RS232, USB or TTL. A variety of relays are available to handle almost any voltage. Connector options are BNC, Screw Terminal or Twinax.

Dimensions:
19" Rack Mount (483 mm)
15" deep (381 mm)
3.5" (90 mm), (2 RU) high.
Weight: 15 to 25 lbs (7 to 11 Kg) max
AC Power : 50 to 150 Watts max. 110/220 selectable.

Electrical Specs:

  • Bandpass: 25 MHz
  • Isolation: -60 dB @ 1 MHz, -50 dB @ 25 MHz
  • Switch Speed: 2 ms
  • Life Expectancy: 100 million operations
  • Relay specs: See below in module section

LXB Switch Modules



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LX8/2(1x4) Switch Modules

LXB/2(1x4) Switch Modules

LXB/2(1x4) Switch Modules can be used to build dual 16x4 matrices, a single 32x4 matrix or a single 16x8 matrix. A variety of relays and connector options allow configurations for almost any signal. Matrix configurations are non-blocking and allow any or all relays to be turned on at the same time for signal distribution.

  • Type P power relays for up to 8 Amps with screw terminal connectors
  • Type S reeds, +/- 200 V, 1 A, 10 W with BNC or Twin BNC connectors.
  • Type M reeds, +/- 400 V, 2 A, 50 W with ST or BNC connectors.
  • Type LT Low Thermal relays, less than 3 uV offset w/ header connectors.
  • Single pole relays available as Type S or M for cost savings
  • Click here for full relay specs.



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LX8/4(1x2) Switch Modules

LXB/4(1x2) Switch Modules

LXB/4(1x2) Switch Modules can be used to build 64x2 matrix configurations. Modular construction allows any size from 4x2 to 64x2 simply by adding more modules. A variety of relays and connector options allow configurations for almost any signal. Matrix configurations are non-blocking and allow any or all relays to be turned on at the same time for signal distribution.

  • Type S reeds, +/- 200 V, 1 A, 10 W with BNC, Twin BNC or ST connectors.
  • Type M reeds, +/- 400 V, 2 A, 50 W with ST or BNC connectors.
  • Type LT Low Thermal relays, less than 3 uV offset w/ header connectors.
  • Single pole relays available as Type S or M for cost savings
  • Click here for full relay specs.

LX Product Bulletin in PDF format

LX-6-2015.pdf

 
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