Low Capacitance / Wide Bandwidth Reed Relay

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 103

Low Capacitance SIL / SIP Reed Relays
For stacking on 0.2 inches pitch

SoftCenter ® construction
• Highest quality instrumentation grade reed switches
• Inter-terminal capacitances are a fraction of that for standard SIL reed relays
• Pin compatible with standard 0.2 inch SIL reed 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.

A version with an internal co-axial electrostatic screen is available which is ideal for applications where capacitively coupled noise from switch to coil connections is undesirable.

The co-axial device has a characteristic impedance of 50 ohms and is also suitable for RF applications, HF performance is similar to the Series 102M.