Universal Switching Corporation manufactures state-of-the-art programmable switching systems for use in the ATE, defense community, communication, telemetry and broadcast industries.
Universal Switching Corporation
Global Leader in Switching Technology
Universal Switching Corporation is an internationally recognized leader in the switching industry that manufactures "state-of-the-art" switching equipment. For 17 years, the USC commitment to Continuous Process Improvement and cutting-edge technology has combined to provide a unique blend of low cost and high quality products. With a corporate culture that includes a modern facility, talented personnel, a comprehensive Quality Management System and ISO 9001:2000 certification, USC provides a standard 2-Year warranty for all equipment and offers an optional extended 5-Year warranty.
Application and product showcase
- Uplink / Downlink switching or IRIG timing distribution
- ATE test stations for routing test points to test equipment
- NTSC, CATV and PAL video switching
- Low noise antenna routing to HF receivers
- Airborne surveillance signal switching
- Microwave signal switching (DC to 40GHz)
- High power AC or DC switching (10-90 amps)
- Radar X-Y-Z data, and radar video routing
- Telecommunication routing and broadcasting
- High speed ‘422, ‘232, LVDS, PECL and ECL data switching
- Switching inputs from RF analyzers to UUT's
- Security and workstation video systems
- Instrumentation control and monitoring
- RGB+HV video and audio routing and distribution
Product Line Offering
A broad product line of switching systems, switching modules (including VXI and VME), and distribution units span a frequency range from DC to 40GHz. Signal types include AC/DC power switching, audio, ATE instrumentation, composite video, SD & HD, HF, RF and IF signals, high resolution RGB+HV video, high speed ‘422, LVDS, PECL or ECL digital data, cellular telephone, L-Band plus other >3GHz signals to 40GHz. Embedded intelligent controllers and software are utilized throughout the product line to provide fast, accurate and easy control and monitoring. Adapter panels and remote control panels provide configurability to meet unique inter-
face and control requirements.
Product Line Expansion
With the acquisition of Matrix Systems Corporation's (MSC) switching product line in 2007, the USC product line now includes a number of unique relay modules in support of existing system installations throughout the world. A number of USC product enhancements have further improved this proven product line.
Leading the automated switching industry with the largest crosspoint capacity, programmable switching systems and modules are available in “off the shelf” configurations to solve time-sensitive switching requirements. Rather than long lead times for special, modified or custom ordered equipment like other manufacturers, USC’s “off the shelf” configurations provide turn-key solutions in real time by uti- lizing the full spectrum of current technology coupled with the latest in design and manufacturing techniques. In addition to “turn-key” solutions, USC provides custom or EOEM systems and modules with minimal lead time and expedited delivery. USC specializes in switching products and equipment which supports or connects to switching equipment, but also has resources and engineering exper- tise to fulfill any switching related need including require- ment evaluation, system design and system integration.
With a core competency in the switching arena, USC is focused on switching needs within a variety of industries and the direction of future requirements. A range of USC products are used in the most sensitive of areas requiring high reliability like aerospace and defense, surveillance stations, satellite communications, as well as “everyday” production testing and evaluation applications.
Globally recognized industry accomplishments include our field proven G2 Series product line introduced in 2001, the revolutionary System S256xE units, and our new compact high performance digital and analog video product lines. Many of our new or upgraded products are highlighted in this catalog.
The G2 Series modular product line offers a host of features and improvements including high performance configura- tions, fully shielded modules, hot-swap module technology, field-upgradeable firmware, plus optional redundant CPU and power supply configurations. Ethernet (TCP/IP) control has been a USC standard for years while other manufactur- ers are just now embracing the technology.
Modular Design Technology
Modular products are more cost effective than trying to configure “dedicated purpose” boxes that are the main- stay for many companies. The advantages of a modular system offered by the
G2 Series line are as follows:
- Flexible system architecture
- Hot swap power supplies
- Efficient modular design
- Common control and command protocol
- Compact physical format
- Multiple configurations in one box
- Simple logistics for sparing items
Scalable Switching Arrays
The scalable design concept used in the revolutionary System S256xE combines the latest in component technolo- gy and advanced control and monitoring features. The scalable design is suitable for production video, audio, telemetry or digital data, and up to 1024x1024 in a compact 5RU rack mounted “building-block” package. The System S256xE features hot-swap modules and hot- swap power supplies as standard features. Optional dual CPUs provide flexibility for meeting unique switching control and system monitoring requirements.
Ongoing product development is the driving force behind advanced and innovative designs. USC continues to lead rather than follow the switching industry by investing resources in research and development. Fiber optics, LXI standards, Tri-Stage, and the recently released CAS (Critical Application System) represent the corporate commitment to Continuous Process Improvement and product develop- ment. New product development and designs regularly are intro- duced on the our web-site, but feel free to contact one of our field engineering representatives or the factory directly for consultation. We are confident that a solution to your technical requirement is available.