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Proposition: make an SLSC chassis controlled over EtherCAT. Would be a great addition to a realtime HiL system with a lot of IO to be switched/faulted by providing deterministic switch capabilities. It's not always feasible to buy that many PXI switch cards...
E.g. our DUTs have usually about 100 IO lines (some even over 150), each of which have to be tested for open, short to another one, self-short (in case of differential lines) etc. We usually don't have a requirement to switch very fast, but we'll welcome a possibility to switch in predictable time.
It would be great if NI could release a multiplexer (at least 1:8 ideally) based on MEMS switches, which allow for signals from real DC to ~ 10GHz (I'm thinking Analog Devices ADGM1304) and have ~ 1e9 endurance, about 100 times better than standard relays.