The 172 Centigrid® relay is an ultraminiature, hermetically sealed, armature relay for commercial applications. Its low profile height (0.280") and 0.100" grid spaced terminals, which preclude the need for spreader pads, make it an ideal choice where extreme packaging density and/or close PC board spacing are required. The basic operating concept and internal structure are similar to Teledyne's DPDT 114 Centigrid® relay. The Series 172 relay has an internal discrete silicon diode for coil transient suppression. By virtue of its inherently low intercontact capacitance and contact circuit losses, the 172 relay is an excellent subminiature RF switch for frequencies well into the UHF spectrum. Applications include telecommunications, test instruments, mobile communications, attenuators, and automatic test equipment.