A new BGA socket design from Ironwood Electronics uses high-performance elastomer capable of 75 GHz, while exhibiting low inductance and operating over a wide temperature range. The GT-BGA-2086 socket is designed for a 21×21-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 a compression screw and can be customized up to 300 W with a modified fin design on top of the screw and adding an axial flow fan. The contact resistance is typically 30 mΩ/pin. The socket mounts on the target PCB with no soldering and uses only a small real estate allowing capacitors/resistors to sit 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 a sliding lid which incorporates a quick insertion method so ICs can be changed out quickly. To use, the operator places the device inside the socket, slides the lid and apply downward pressure by turning compression screw. The GT-BGA-2086 socket is constructed with a high performance and low-inductance elastomer contactor. The temperature range is -55 to +160°C. The socket works with ICs such as 955 BGA, 21×2 1mm with 31×31 array and 0.65-mm pitch. Pricing for the GT-BGA-2086 is $1,900 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