The PVN012 Series Photovoltaic Relay at 100 milliohms features the lowest possible on-state resistance in a miniature package — lower than a comparable reed relay. The PVN012 is a single-pole, normally open solid- state relay. It utilizes a GenerationV HEXFET output switch, driven by an integrated circuit photovoltaic generator of novel construction. The output switch is controlled by radiation from a GaAlAs light emitting diode (LED) which is optically isolated from the photovoltaic generator. These units exceed the performance capabilities of electromechanical relays in life, sensitivity, stable on- resistance, miniaturization, magnetic insensitivity and ruggedness. They are ideally suited for switching high currents or low level signals without distortion or injection of electrical noise. Series PVN012 Relays are packaged in a 6-lead molded DIP package with either thru-hole or surface mount (gull-wing) terminals. They are available in standard plastic shipping tubes or on tape-and-reel.