Miniature through-hole reed relays debut at Electronica China

14 March 2019

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Miniature through-hole reed relays debut at Electronica China Exhibiting at Electronica China on Booth E5.5812, Pickering Electronics will demonstrate its latest tiny-footprint devices which have been developed to meet the needs of high-speed test systems.

A highlight of the stand will be Pickering’s Series 124 relay – part of the company’s ultra-high density 4mm2 TM reed relay range. Series 124 relays takes up just 4mm × 4mm PCB space, facilitating the highest packing density possible. These relays are also the lowest profile on the 4 × 4mm footprint, measuring just 9.5mm high. Devices are currently available in 1 Form A (energise to make) with options of 3 or 5V coils.

Series 124 reed relays feature sputtered ruthenium switches rated at 5W, 0.5A. Pickering has used these switches in its long-established Series 111, 111P and 117 relays, so reliability and high performance are guaranteed. In the new devices, the switches are orientated vertically within the package, resulting in very high packing density which is essential for automated test systems.

The relays boast very fast operate times, typically 80us, making them well suited for high-speed test systems, and due to the very small size they are also suitable for very 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, also released recently, are rated up to a 1.0A at 20W, but with a higher profile height of 15.5mm.

To learn more about these ultra-high-density 4mm2 TM reed relays go to, or visit Pickering at Electronica China, March 20–22, booth E5.5812, Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

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