- Low Thermal Offset Relays, <0.5 mV
- High Insulation Resistance
- Ideal for High-precision Signal Switching with DMMs
- Designed for 2- or 4-wire Switching
- Configured as 2(1x8) 2-wire Multiplexers
- SCPI Compatible
- Message-based Control
The VM8016 is a high precision, low thermal relay multiplexer. The design ideally suits the needs of instrumentation and data acquisition/process control, and is recommended for use in high accuracy applications, where a general-purpose switch module will not suffice. It is also ideal in general-purpose applications when combined with other VMIP™ instruments, saving VXIbus card slot space. The relays are designed specifically for switching low level signals, and employ a thermally compensating ceramic chip to minimize the offset generated by the relay at the junctions.
The VM8016 belongs to the VMIP™ family of products. This gives the user the added flexibility of combining it with other instruments to create a multi-function C-size card, or with other VM8016s to provide up to 48 channels of low-level signal switching in a single C-size card slot.