Tiny through-hole reed relay benefits high-speed test systems

From Pickering Electronics comes what it describes as the “industry’s smallest reed relay”.

Series 124 is part of Pickering’s new ultra-high density 4mm2 TM reed relay range product line and takes up 4mm x 4mm board area, allowing the highest packing density possible. Series 124 relays are also the lowest profile on the 4 x 4mm footprint, says the company. They measure 9.5mm high.

Devices are currently available in 1 Form A with options of 3 or 5 V coils.

Featuring a sputtered ruthenium switch rated at 5 W, 0.5 A, Pickering uses these reed switches in the 111, 111P and 117 series.

The relays offers speedy operating times, typically 80 micro seconds, suiting them to high speed test systems. Their small size means they are also suitable for high-density applications, such as A.T.E. and semiconductor switching matrices or multiplexers.

These single pole relays are the second series to be launched within Pickering’s new ultra-high-density product line. Series 120 devices were released last year, rated up to a 1.0 A at 20 W, but with a higher profile height of 15.5mm.

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