Target applications include high-speed, high-density test systems

By Gina Roos

Pickering Electronics has unveiled a
new series of ultra-high-density reed relays. Extending its range of Series 124
TM reed relays, the newest addition measures 4 mm x 4 mm with a low profile of
9.5-mm high. The small size makes them suitable for high-speed test systems.

Available
in 1 Form A with 3-volt or 5-volt coil options, the Series 124 reed relays
feature a sputtered ruthenium switch rated at 5 watts, 0.5 amps, and very fast
operate times, typically 80 µs, which makes them well-suited for high-density
applications such as automatic test equipment, and semiconductor switching
matrices or multiplexers.

 

“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,
facilitating such high density,” said the company.

These
single-pole relays are the second series to be launched within Pickering’s new
ultra-high-density product line. Pickering also offers the Series 120 devices rated
up to a 1.0 amp at 20 watts, with a higher profile height of 15.5 mm.