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Preview Pickering Electronics at Semicon West USA, San Francisco, Booth # 6177

Jun 24, 2014

Pickering Series 113 SIL Changeover Reed Relays

Pickering Series 113 SIL Changeover Reed Relays

The SERIES 104 fits on a Board area of 0.25 x 1.0 inches.

The SERIES 104 fits on a Board area of 0.25 x 1.0 inches.

The Reed RelayMate is an in-depth new publication which looks in detail at Reed Relays. It describes how reed relays are constructed, what types they are, how they work.

The Reed RelayMate is an in-depth new publication which looks in detail at Reed Relays. It describes how reed relays are constructed, what types they are, how they work.

Pickering Electronics are acclaimed Manufacturers of high quality Reed Relays for Instrumentation and Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), High voltage switching, Low thermal EMF, Direct drive from CMOS, RF switching and other specialist applications. Relays are available in Surface Mount, Single-in-Line (SIL), Dual-in-Line (DIL) and many other popular package styles.

Our High quality reed relays are encapsulated using a soft inner material to greatly reduce physical stresses on the glass/metal seal of the reed switch capsule. Different materials have different expansion characteristics and the very hard compounds used by most manufacturers can cause stresses that can damage seals or distort the reed switch thereby changing switch blade alignment. This will degrade contact resistance stability and life expectation.

Pickering Electronics will highlight the following products amongst others at Semicon West 2014 in booth 6177:

Pickering Series 117 SIL Reed Relays

Pickering Electronics’ 117 Series Reed Relays are ideal for very high density applications such as A.T.E. switching matrices or multiplexers. They are available in 3V and 5V, 1 Form A and 2 Form A variants and like all of our Single-In-Line Series they are constructed using our SoftCenter™ technology.

Pickering Series 113 SIL Changeover Reed Relays

Pickering Electronics’ Series 113 changeover single-in-line reed relay is our smallest changeover. They’re magnetically screened and require a board area of only 0.15 inches (3.8mm.) by 0.5 inches (12.7mm.). They have a 3 Watts rating and like all of our Single-In-Line Series they are constructed using our SoftCenter™ technology.

Pickering High Voltage Reed Relays

If you need Reed Relays for High Voltage applications customers should take a look at Pickering’s High Voltage Relays.

SERIES 104

The SERIES 104 fits on a Board area of 0.25 x 1.0 inches (1 Form A)
They are available up to 3 Kilovolts with Rhodium plated, vacuum switches in a Single-in-Line plastic package. Three voltage ratings are available.
1kV stand-off, 500 volts switching at 10 Watts (One or two Form A or one Form B).
1.5kV stand-off, 1kV switching at 10 Watts (One or two Form A or one Form B).
3kV stand-off, 1kV switching at up to 20 Watts (One Form A only).
Like all of our Single-In-Line Series they are constructed using our SoftCenter™ technology.

SERIES 60/65 fit on a Board area of 0.65 x 2.3 inches

These are available up to 15 Kilovolts with Tungsten plated, vacuum switches.
Series 60 are for chassis mounting with solder tag connections, Series 65 are for PCB mounting. Three voltage ratings are available.
5kV stand-off, 3.5kV switching at 50 Watts (One Form A or one Form B).
10kV stand-off, 7.5kV switching at 50 Watts (One Form A or one Form B).
15kV stand-off, 12.5kV switching at up to 50 Watts (One Form A only).

SERIES 62/63 fit on a Board area of 0.8 x 2.55 inches

These are available up to 15 Kilovolts with Tungsten plated, vacuum switches in a chassis mounting package with push-on connections. Three voltage ratings are available.
5kV stand-off, 3.5kV switching at 50 Watts (One Form A or one Form B).
10kV stand-off, 7.5kV switching at 50 Watts (One Form A or one Form B).
15kV stand-off, 12.5kV switching at up to 50 Watts (One Form A only).

Guarantee of High Technical Standards - Pickering Electronics’ Quality Assurance

Pickering manufactures Reed Relays for instrumentation applications using only the highest quality materials. We are certified to ISO 9001-2008 and audited by the British Standards Institution. Pickering relays are subjected to continuous inspection during the manufacturing process and after a strenuous thermal cycling routine are 100 percent tested for all operating parameters on Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) and other specialized equipment. All ATE test results are archived and used for Statistical Process Control.

Featuring Pickering SoftCenter® Technology

We are manufacturers of high quality Reed Relays for Instrumentation and Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), High voltage switching, Low thermal EMF, Direct drive from CMOS, RF switching and other specialist applications. Pickering Relays are available in Surface Mount, Single-in-Line (SIL), Dual-in-Line (DIL) and many other popular package styles and like our existing relays they incorporate SoftCenter® technology.

More about SoftCenter®

Pickering Reed relays are encapsulated using a soft inner material to greatly reduce physical stresses on the glass/metal seal of the reed switch capsule. Different materials have different expansion characteristics and the very hard compounds used by most manufacturers can cause stresses that can damage seals or distort the reed switch thereby changing switch blade alignment. This will degrade contact resistance stability and life expectation.

Pickering Electronics - the Reed RelayMate -

An in-depth new publication which looks in detail at Reed Relays.  It describes how reed relays are constructed, what types they are, how they work. Also our relay experts describe what parameters can affect their operation, how clients can chose the correct relay and furthermore a comparison with other relay technologies and how to drive and place reed relay coils. 

The Reed RelayMate is available free of charge from the page of Pickering Electronics’ website and is available as printed copy of PDF format.  We also have copies for you available at Semicon West.

More information is available on our web site www.pickeringrelay.com


Pickering Electronics was formed in 1968 to design and manufacture high quality reed relays, intended principally for use in instrumentation and automatic test equipment. Pickering Electronics offer an extensive range of high quality instrumentation grade reed relays designed for applications requiring the highest levels of performance and reliability. Through the experience of supporting the most demanding manufacturers of large ATE systems with high relay counts Pickering has refined its design, assembly and quality control methods to optimise its product range to this most challenging market.

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Aug 18, 2015 -

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Jul 08, 2015 -

New high voltage Micro-SIL Reed Relays to be released at SEMICON West 2015

Dec 01, 2014 -

Pickering Electronics with latest Reed Relays at Designcon USA 2015 Santa Clara Convention Center, January 28-29th, 2015 Booth # 529

Sep 18, 2014 -

Pickering Electronics with latest Reed Relays at electronica 2014, Munich, November 11th to 14th, Booth # A1.530 Emphasis on Former-less-Coil Winding -

Sep 17, 2014 -

Pickering Electronics with latest Reed Relays at electronica 2014, Munich, November 11th to 14th, Booth # A1.530

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