Ironwood Electronics (Eagan, Mn) recently introduced a new BGA socket addressing high performance requirements for testing BGA devices - CBT-BGA-7501. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 14.3 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.98 nH, insertion loss < 1 dB at 31.7 GHz. Other features include:
• Current capacity of each contactor of 1.8 amps at 30C temperature rise.
• Socket temperature range of -55C to +180C.
• A BGA, 2.4x2.4mm, 0.4mm pitch, 36 position, 6x6 ball array package.
For more information, visit www.ironwoodelectronics.com.