Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new BGA socket product line using unique elastomer capable of high speed, low inductance, high endurance and wide temperature applications. The SM-BGA-9000 socket is designed for 23 mm X 23 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 40 GHz with <1dB of insertion loss. The socket is also designed to dissipate 4.5 W with a heat sink compression screw and can be customized up to 100 W with modified fin design and adding axial flow fan. The contact resistance is typically 15 mOhms per pin. The socket connects all pins with 40 GHz bandwidth on all connections. The socket is mounted on the target PCB with no soldering, and uses a small footprint (only 2.5 mm more on each side). The socket is constructed with shoulder screw and swivel lid which incorporates a quick insertion method so that IC’s can be changed out quickly. The SM-BGA-9000 socket is constructed with high performance and low inductance elastomer contactor. The temperature range is -55 C to +150 C. The pin self inductance is 0.10 nH and mutual inductance of 0.007 nH. Capacitance to ground is 0.069 pF. Current capacity is 4 A per pin. The socket works with ICs such as STM’s PBGA, 23 mm x 23 mm with 27X27 array and 0.8-mm pitch.
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