A new BGA socket design uses high-performance elastomer capable of 75 GHz while exhibiting very low inductance. It can also handle a wide temperature range. The GT-BGA-2082 socket is designed for 6×6-mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 75 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss. The socket is designed to dissipate few watts using compression screw and can be customized up to few hundred watts with modified fin design on top of the screw and adding axial flow fan. The contact resistance is typically 30 m&Ohm;/pin. The socket is mounted on the target PCB with no soldering, and uses very small real estate allowing capacitors/resistors to be placed close by. Other passive components can be placed on the back side of PCB by creating custom cutouts in the stiffener plate. The socket is constructed with clamshell lid which incorporates a quick insertion method so that IC’s can be changed out quickly. To use, place the device inside the socket, close the lid by latching and apply downward pressure by turning compression screw.
The GT-BGA-2082 socket is constructed with high performance and low-inductance elastomer contactor. The temperature range is -55 to +160°C. It works with ICs such as 121 FCCSP, 6x6mm with 11×11 array and 0.5-mm pitch.
Pricing for the GT-BGA-2082 is $752 at qty 1; with reduced pricing available depending on quantity required.
Ironwood Electronics, 1335 Eagandale Ct, Eagan, MN 55121, (952) 229-8200, www.ironwoodelectronics.com