Ironwood Electronics introduced a high performance QFN socket for 0.5 mm pitch devices. The SG-MLF-7025 sockets are designed for a 10 mm package size, operate at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The sockets are designed to dissipate several watts without extra heat sinking and can handle up to 100W with custom heat sink. The contact resistance is typically 23 m? per pin. The socket connects all pins and the optional center power pad with 10+ GHz bandwidth on all connections. It is constructed with high performance and low inductance elastomer. The temperature range is -35°C to +100°C. The pin inductance is 10.15 nH. Capacitance to ground is 0.10 pF. The socket accommodates IC packages such as the STATSChipPAC 10x10x0.85, 0.5mm QFN with 72 pads. Simply attach the socket to the PCB, drop in chip, place lid. In addition the open lid allows probing of die or direct injection of heat or cooling air. Pricing starts at $508 quantity discounts.