Coto Technology RedRock™ MEMS-Based Reed Switch
Coto Technology RedRock™ MEMS-Based Reed Switch is ideally suited to the needs of medical, industrial, automotive, and other applications where small size, zero power operation, and hot switching capabilities are required, the RedRock™ MEMS-Based Reed Switch is a single-pole, single throw (SPST) device with normally open ruthenium contacts. The sensor may be actuated by an electromagnet, a permanent magnet, or a combination of both. Based on its unique high aspect ratio MEMS design and manufacturing processes, the switch provides all of the advantages of conventional magnetic reed switch technology, including zero power operation and high-power hot switching. Coto has married these features to the inherent benefits of MEMS-based design and manufacture, including item-to-item uniformity, robustness and small size by using wafer level packaging (WLP). The resulting solution meets the demanding requirements of applications in the medical, military, and industrial markets. The switch has a footprint of less than 1.11mm2, is 1.05mm high and is the smallest MEMS-based reed switch available on the market today.