Pickering Electronics has extended its 4mm product family with the Series 122 reed relay. Used in high speed test systems, occupying a PCB footprint of 4x4mm, Pickering claims the relay provides the highest packing density currently available.
The relay measures 12.5mm in height and can operate from 3V or 5V. Its contacts are rated with a switching current of 0.5A at 10W.
Featuring instrumentation-grade sputtered-ruthenium switches, the 1 form A (SPST) normally open energize-to-make devices have plastic packages with internal mu-metal magnetic screening to avoid cross-interference and ‘false’ switching in densely packed applications.
Products including world’s smallest and high voltage reed relays now available for immediate shipment from U.S. distributor
Pickering, the reed relay company which has pioneered miniaturization and high performance for over 50 years, has signed a distribution deal with Testco, the specialist distributor of passive, electromechanical and interconnect components based in Sunnyvale, CA. This means that Pickering’s large range of reed relays for A.T.E. switching and semiconductor test is now available and supported by the distributor across North America.
Included in the inventory of Pickering’s reed relays that are held by Testco for immediate shipment are the 4mm2TM product family which feature industry’s smallest footprint – 4mm x 4mm. Within the family, Series 120 devices have a switching rating of up to 1A at 20W and a height of 15.5mm, Series 122 relays measure 12.5mm in height and are rated with a switching current of 0.5A at 10W, and Series 124 products which feature industry’s lowest profile – 9.5mm – and a rating of 0.5A at 5W. Pickering’s range of high voltage reed relays will also be offered from stock.
Commented Keith Moore, CEO, The Pickering Group: “We have been impressed by Testco’s expertise and their ability to offer creative supply chain solutions to meet the requirements of customers, including flexible blanket orders, bonded inventory, consolidated shipments, and annual pricing programs. We are delighted to add Testco to our network.”
Added Jeff Meyer, President at Testco: “Pickering is known as a leader in relay technology having regularly introduced product innovations such as screening to ensure relays can be closely packed together, and ongoing miniaturization programs. We are sure that our customers will benefit from the advantages that Pickering’s products offer and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Pickering Electronics, the reed relay company which has pioneered miniaturization and high performance for over 50 years, will debut a new 10W member of its successful 4mm2TM product family at the upcoming Semicon West exhibition.
Like other reed relays in the family, new Series 122 devices occupy a PCB footprint of only 4mm x 4mm, facilitating the highest packing density currently available. Series 122 relays measure 12.5mm in height and are rated with a switching current of 0.5A at 10W. 3V and 5V coils are available.
Series 117 reed relays offer high performance and reliability at a competitive price point. Pickering Electronics, the reed relay company which has pioneered miniaturisation and high performance for over 50 years, has announced that its two-pole single-in-line (SIL) 117 series reed relay is being extensively used in large switching matrixes due to a combination of small size, performance and cost.
All models in the 117 series are rated at 100V and can a carry up to 0.5A signal current and switch 5W of signal power. Versions are available that support 3V coil drives for systems working at low supply voltages. The two pole version has a footprint of just 10.16mm x 3.81mm, while the single pole device occupies just 6.86mm x 3.81mm – just 38% and 26% respectively of the board area required for industry-standard SIL relays.