Technology Licensing and Operations agreements executed between Ironwood Electronics and HSIO Technologies now allow Ironwood to provide the Gypper DDR and other memory sockets. The DDR4 Ironwood Grypper socket, P/N 107022-0038, allows testing a device in the exact footprint as the device alone.
Fitting the socket into the same location as on the end application PCB is great for development and failure analysis. The socket is surface-mounted using standard soldering methods on the same PCB location as the bare device. A device is simply inserted into the socket by pressing it in, no lid required. The unique geometry of the socket contact grips onto the device’s solder balls. To remove the device a simple tool can pop the device back out of the socket. Then the socket is ready to receive another device.
The Grypper socket has excellent electrical performance with S21 of 1 dB to 40 GHz. Insertion requirements are approx. 95 gm/contact. The socket is sold in three configurations; Sockets with a Rohs solder ball (SAC 305) replicate the device. Sockets configured with Eutectic solder balls allow easy reflow/attachment onto a PCB that already has components mounted. The lower melting temperature of the Eutectic solder will not affect any adjacent components that might be close to the target area where the socket is to be placed.
The socket can also be purchased with NO solder balls. This requires the use of a thick 8-mil stencil to ensure deposition of the correct amount of solder paste, allowing any type solder paste the lab might use for attachment.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for complete specifications and drawings of Grypper DDR sockets. The DDR 4×4/8 – 78 Ball sockets are available immediately. Pricing is $245.00 each with a MOQ of (4).
Ironwood Electronics, 1335 Eagandale Ct., Eagan, MN 55121, (800) 404-0204, www.ironwoodelectronics.com