Ironwood Electronics has released a new BGA socket for testing BGA devices—SBT-BGA-7051. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. To use it, place the BGA device into the socket base and swivel socket lid on to the base using the shoulder screws. The socket uses a compression screw to apply downward pressure enabling the device be interconnected to the target PCB.

Features include:

  • Stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per ball (cycle life of 125,000 insertions)
  • Self inductance of the contactor is 0.88 nH, insertion loss < 1 dB at 15.7 GHz and capacitance 0.097pF
  • Contactor capacity of 4 amps at 30C temperature rise
  • Socket temperature range of -55C to +180C
  • A floating guide for precise ball to pin alignment

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