Single-In-Line (SIL) series 100 - 110

All Pickering reed relays feature the highest quality instrumentation grade reed switches making them suitable for the most demanding applications. Internal mu-metal magnetic screens (optional on Series 103) allow very high packing density. Diodes are optional.

Pickering Series 100

Low Thermal EMF Relays
Direct drive from CMOS

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Thermal EMF about 1 microvolt or less
• Low power consumption, ideal for portable equipment
• Encapsulated in a plastic package with internalmu-metal magnetic screen
• Wide range of switch configurations - 1 Form A,1 Form B, 2 Form A, 1 Form C
• Two pole relay requires the same board area as the single pole type
• Dry and mercury wetted switches are available with the same pin configuration and footprint
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms) for dry Form A devices
• 5, 12 and 24 volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Pickering Series 100 is a complete range of Single-in- Line (SIL) reed relays primarily intended for direct drive from 4000B CMOS or similar low current sources. They feature a very low level of thermal EMF.

Pickering Series 101


CMOS Drive High Voltage SIL Reed Relays

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Board space may be saved by eliminating the need for drivers
• Direct drive from 74HC logic
• Encapsulated in a plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• Wide range of switch confi gurations - 1 Form A, 1 Form B, 2 Form A, 1 Form C
• Two pole relay requires the same board area as the single pole type
• Dry and mercury wetted switches are available with the same pin configuration and footprint
• 5, 12 and 24 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms) for dry Form A devices
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Series 101 have very high coil resistances. 5 Volt dry versions may be driven directly from 74HC or 74HCT logic without the need for additional drivers.

74HC logic will drive up to 4mA at 5 Volts, therefore a coil resistance of 1600 ohms is desirable to avoid running the IC at its maximum rating.

Pickering Series 102

Subminiature Coaxical RF Reed Relays

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Form A (energize to make) or Form B (energize to break) configurations
• Up to 20 watts switching capability
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms)
• 5, and 12 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Series 102 is a range of subminiature coaxial reed relays for high frequency applications up to 3 GHz.

Two package types are available, both displaying outstanding RF performance in terms of low insertion loss, good isolation and excellent VSWR characteristics in 50 ohms systems.

These relays have good coil drive levels making them ideal for portableapplications or where space is at a premium. If an even smaller RF relay is required, look at the Series 109RF or 111 RF.

Pickering Series 103

Low Capacitance SIL Reed Relays
For stacking on 0.2 inches pitch

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Inter-terminal capacitances are a fraction of that for standard SIL relays
• Pin compatible with standard 0.2 inch SIL relays
• Optional internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• Optional internal coaxial electrostatic screen
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms)
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Pickering Series 103 is a range of Single-in-Line reed relays intended for such applications as wide bandwidth A.T.E. switching matrices, attenuator switching or any other applications where exceptionally low levels of inter-terminal capacitances are required, for example, when carrying fast rise time pulses.

Pickering Series 104

High Voltage SIL Reed Relays
For up to 3 kilovolts

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Small size
• Internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• One or two switches in a single package
• Form A (energize to make) or Form B (energize to break) configurations
• Dry and mercury wetted switches available
• 5, 12 and 24 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Series 104 is a range of Single-In-Line reed relays intended for voltages that are beyond the capabilities of conventional SIL reed relays.

They are ideal for such applications as transformer or cable testing or any other automatic test equipment where high voltages are involved.

Pickering Series 105

SIL Reed Relays

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Encapsulated in a plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• Wide range of switch confi gurations -
Form A, 1 Form B, 2 Form A, 1 Form C
• Two pole relay requires the same board area as the single pole type
• Dry and mercury wetted switches are available with the same pin confi guration and footprint.
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms) for dry Form A devices
• 5, 12 and 24 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Series 105 is a range of Single-in Line reed relays, available with a wide variety of switching configurations and switch types, including mercury wetted versions.

They feature internal mu-metal magnetic screens which allow high packing density without the risk of magnetic interaction problems.

Pickering Series 106

Single-In-Line Reed Relays
For stacking on 0.2 x 0.8 inches pitch

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Internal mu-metal screen
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms) for Form A devices
• Dry switches available in both 1 Form A and 1 Form C configurations
• 5, and 12 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 5 Volt coils are 500 ohms and may be driven directly from TTL logic
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Series 106 is a range of Single-In-Line reed relays intended for stacking on 0.2 inches pitch. Their small size, superb contact resistance stability and ultra high insulation resistance, make these relays an ideal choice for Automatic Test Equipment.

They have an internal mu-metal screen to eliminate problems that would otherwise be experienced due to magnetic interaction.

Pickering Series 107

Mini-SIL Reed Relays
For stacking on 0.2 inches pitch

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Encapsulated in patented mu-metal can
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms) for Form A devices
• Dry and mercury wetted switches available
• Wide range of switch confi gurations - 1 Form A, 1 Form B, 2 Form A, 1 Form C, and 2 Form C, see adjacent column
• For R.F. or high speed digital applications, 50 ohms coaxial devices are available in the same package style, see Series 102M
• 5, 12 and 24 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Series 107 Mini-SIL range of reed relays are intended for stacking on 0.2 inches (5.08mm) pitch.

Their small size, superb contact resistance stability and ultra high insulation resistance, make these relays an ideal choice for high quality instrumentation.

Pickering Series 108

Micro SIL Reed Relays
For stacking on 0.15 x 0.8 inches pitch

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Encapsulated in a mu-metal can
• Internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms) for Form A devices
• Dry switches available in 1 Form A, 2 Form A and 1 Form C configurations. 2 Form A types require the same board area as 1 Form A
• 5 Volt coils are 500 ohms and may be driven directly from TTL logice
• 5, 12 and 24 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Pickering Series 108 is a range of magnetically screened single-in-line reed relays that stack on 0.15 inches (3.8mm) pitch, resulting in a 25 percent saving in board space over 0.2 inch (5.08mm) wide relays.

This means that it is possible to pack 33 percent more relays into the same board area.

Pickering Series 109

Micro-SIL Reed Relays - Including coaxial types for stacking on 0.15 x 0.6 inches pitch giving SUPERB PACKING DENSITY

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• 1 Form A (energise to make)
• 2 Form A (energise to make)
• 1 Form C (change over)
• 1 Form B (energise to break)
• 1 Form A Coaxial 50 Ohms impedance (energise to make)
• 1 Form A Coaxial 75 Ohms impedance (energise to make)
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms)
• 5 and12 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode

The mu-metal packaged Series 109 and 109RF and the plastic packaged Series 109P and Series 109PH, are magnetically screened single-in-line reed relays that stack on 0.15 inches x 0.6 inches pitch. The adjacent column gives further details of the device types available.

These relays require little more than half the board area of themore usual 0.2 x 0.8 inch devices, this allows around 80 percent more relays onto your board.

These are the ideal choice for high density applications such as A.T.E. switching matrices or where very little board area is available.

Pickering Series 110

V-SIL Reed Relays
For stacking on 0.15 x 0.4 inches pitch giving SUPERB PACKING DENSITY

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade switches
• Plastic package with internal mu-metal magnetic screen
• They take up the minimum of board area, conserving
board space
• Insulation resistance greater than 10E12 Ohms (1TOhms)
• 5 and 12 Volt coils are standard, with or without internal diode
• 5 Volt coils of 500 ohms may be driven directly from TTL logice
• 100% tested for dynamic contact resistance

The Pickering Series 110 V-SIL (vertical single-in-line) is a range of magnetically screened single-in-line reed relays that stack on 0.15 inches by 0.4 inches pitch.The switches in this range are mounted vertically within the package, this allows the use of the same switch types as would normally be found in relays requiring a very much larger board area.

In this way, a 10 Watt switch power rating is achieved. Two types of Form A (energize to make) switches are available, a general purpose version and type suitable for low level or “cold” switching applications.

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