Eagan, Minn. Ironwood Electronics' new high performance 10 GHz socket can accommodate 0.5-mm pitch, 11 x 11-mm body ICs such as the AMKOR MAF223 BGA, and arrays with up to 400 balls. The SG-BGA-7026 socket doesn't require solder or mounting holes for attachment, only a 1.25-mm perimeter space for the socket body on the target PC-board.
The new 10+ GHz bandwidth sockets easily support very dense BGA stacked devices utilizing a high performance conductive elastomer contactor. The contact resistance is typically 10 milliohms. The sockets have a precision design, which guides the IC to the exact position for connection of each ball and uses an aluminum heat sink screw to provide compressive force.
These patented ZIF sockets are mounted to the target PC-board by an epoxy band around the perimeter, after being placed into position with a precision alignment tool. There are special grooves on the socket wall for additional epoxy strength, and the contactor can be replaced after hundreds of cycles.
Pricing for the SG-BGA-7026 socket is $342.75 in quantities of 100.
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