Relay switches feature solderless connections

Louise Davis

Fairview Microwave has released a new line of electromechanical relay switches that improve system capabilities and simplify design with a solderless connection designed to withstand the elements. Typical applications include Hi-REL electronics, commercial aviation, military communications, broadcast systems, medical equipment and instrumentation.

The new line consists of 44 different +12V and +28V designs offered in SPDT, SP3T, SP4T and SP6T configurations that support either latching, failsafe or normally open actuators with usable features such as indicators, terminations or TTL logic. They operate in frequency ranges from DC to 26.5 GHz and feature a D-SUB multi-pin connector interface for secure and reliable DC voltage and command control functions. 

They are designed to be compact and rugged, supporting N-type or SMA connectors. Typical performance includes 90 dB isolation levels and 0.15 dB insertion loss. Power handling capability is rated up to 600 watts. They have an operational temperature of -20°C to +70°C and a rating of up to 5 million lifecycles when used in a make before break (cold switching) condition. All models in this line are RoHS and REACH compliant and meet MIL-STD-202 test conditions for vibration and shock.