C&K SSW series SMT subminiature detect switches

C&K has introduced SSW series SMT subminiature detect switches

C&K SSW Series  SMT Subminiature Detect Switches

Safety-critical applications in both the automotive and industrial markets are growing rapidly with, for example, the development of electronic driver assistance systems for cars or the emergence of new technologies for industrial automated systems.

C&K has developed the SSW series, this next generation double-pole double-throw (DPDT) device will enable customers to improve functional safety in their electronic designs. It is defined by several key features – including built-in redundancy, self-failure detection and lack of bi-stability with controlled switching time.

The SSW Detect Switch has many attributes that will be of great value for automotive industry applications, such as Electric Parking Brakes (EPB) and x-by-wire, which each require functional safety in accordance with the ISO 26262 automotive standard, as well as any other applications where low-level signals are used. With its IP67 sealing level to prevent liquid/dust ingress and provides strong mechanical and electrical stability, with the durability needed to withstand extreme operating temperatures (from -40°C to 85°C) and uncompromising operational environments, SSW can meet the industrial & medical requirements.



  • DPDT
  • Vertical detect
  • Top and side actuation
  • Switching time < 15ms
  • Min/max ratings: 1 mA - 5V / 20 mA - 18V
  • Lifetime: up to 300K cycles
  • IP67 sealed
  • SMT tape & reel
  • Low acoustics



  • Automotive, ASIL related applications (electrical parking brake, by-wire functions)
  • Safety applications

C&K SSW Series SMT Subminiature Detect Switches | Avnet Abacus

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