The ICE Breakout Box prevents high frequency RF contamination of cryogenic systems by extending the Faraday enclosure from the experimental insert to the electronics rack.
The front panel has 24 female BNC connectors corresponding to 24 of the 44 contact pads on the sample holder. Alongside each female BNC connector there must be a switch for grounding or switching on the connector or short-circuiting the connector with other connectors without grounding.
The Breakout Box will be supplied with a high quality measurement cable with at least 12 twisted pairs, plus an external screen braid. The overall screen has a drain wire, enabling the outer screen to be connected to protective ground for that channel.