SIL Series 116

Following the success of the Series 117 Introduced in 2002, Pickering Electronics have now released the SERIES 116. This new range is pin compatible with the Series 117 but features a switching power rating of 10 Watts rather than 3 Watts.

The single pole version requires a board area of only 0.15 x 0.27 inches. The very small size of these relays often makes it possible to increase the functionality of existing designs without increasing the size of printed circuit boards.

The Series 116 or 117 are the ideal choice for very high-density applications such as ATE switching matrices or where board area is very restricted. They are housed in a plastic package with an internal mu-metal magnetic screen. This has the advantage of a high permeability and low magnetic remanence and eliminates problems that would otherwise occur due to magnetic interaction.

SIL Series 113

Range includes the smallest changeover reed relays available

Pickering Electronics are pleased to announce a new range of Single-in-Line (SIL) reed relays. The Series 113 requires a board area of only 0.15 inches (3.8mm.) by 0.5 inches (12.7mm.).

As well as the more usual Single pole energize to make type (1 Form A), the range also includes two pole energize to make (2 Form A) and single pole changeover (1 Form C) versions, the smallest currently available.

These relays require less than one half the board area of the more usual 0.2 x 0.8 inch devices, making them the ideal choice for ATE or other high density applications.

High Density Pickering Sample PCB

Pickering Electronics, a leading provider of Reed Relays, will be showcasing its latest high density range at the International Test Conference on booth 216, 15 – 17 November 2016.

The Pickering Series 115, Series 116 and Series 117 are three ranges of small Single Pole (1 Form A) reed relays ideal for the construction of high density matrices or multiplexers. These three ranges have identical pin configurations allowing a common PCB for all types but allowing the designer a range of switch ratings according to which part is fitted. The reed switches are vertical within the package which permits a common footprint with a board area of only 3.8mm x 6.6mm. Only the profile height changes with the increasing power or current ratings.

The Series 117 has a height of 9.5mm and is rated at 0.5 Amps switching at 5 Watts. The Series 116 has a height of 12.5mm and is rated at 0.5 Amps switching at 10 Watts. The Series 115 has a height of 15.5mm and is rated up to an impressive 1.0 Amp switching at 20 Watts. Double pole (2 Form A) versions are also available in the Series 116 and 117.

One benefit of the very small size of these relays is that it often makes it possible to increase the functionality of existing designs without increasing the size of the printed circuit boards.

All feature instrumentation grade reed switches with sputtered ruthenium contacts, making them an ideal choice for low level or ‘cold’ switching applications.

They have the option of an internal diode across the coil connections for Back EMF suppression and feature Pickering unique SoftCenter® construction as well as an internal mu-metal magnetic screen. Mu-metal has the advantage of a high permeability and low magnetic remanence and eliminates problems that would otherwise occur due to magnetic interaction. Relays of this size without magnetic screening would be totally unsuitable for applications where dense packing is required.

To learn more visit Pickering on booth 216 at ITC this November, or contact Pickering today to request your free sample board of Pickering ultra-high density Reed Relays visit the website.High Density Pickering Relays

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