Pickering Electronics launches 4x4mm through-hole reed relay

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Pickering Electronics launches 4x4mm through-hole reed relayPickering Electronics is launching what is claimed to be the industry's smallest through-hole reed relay. The Series 124 is part of Pickering's new ultra-high-density 4mm2 reed relay product line, which requires a board area of only 4x4mm for a very high packing density. Series 124 relays are also said to be the lowest-profile on the 4x4mm footprint, measuring just 9.5mm high. Devices are currently available in 1 Form A (energize to make) with options of 3V or 5V coils.

Series 124 reed relays feature a sputtered ruthenium switch rated at 5W, 0.5A. These are the same reed switches as used in the long-established Pickering Series 111, 111P and 117 but are orientated vertically within the package, thereby facilitating such high packing density.

The relays boast very fast operate times, typically 80us, making them suitable for high-speed test systems, and, due to the incredibly small size, they are also suitable for very high-density applications such as ATE 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 at Semicon West last year, rated up to 1.0A at 20W, but with a greater height of 15.5mm.

To learn more about these ultra-high-density 4x4mm reed relays go to or visit Pickering in booth #6373 at Semicon West, 10-12 July 2018 in the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

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