Having 16 g actuation force per ball, Ironwood Electronics’ SS-BGA225G-01 ASE 225 LTFBGA socket employs a spring pin (pogo) contactor demonstrating a cycle life of 500,000 insertions. The device shows self inductance of 1.30 nH, insertion losses of <0.25 dB at 4.50 GHz and <3 dB at 10 GHz, capacitance of 0.53 pF. Each contactor offers a current capacity of 2.50 A, and the socket operates in a temperature range from -40°C to 150°C. The specific configuration of the package to be tested in the socket is BGA, 11 mm², 0.65 mm pitch, and 15×15 array (225 balls). The product works by dropping the IC in part, closing the clam shell lid, and applying down force using a compression screw. The component performs in hand test and burn-in applications. Pricing is $1979.