Molex Incorporated has augmented its CPU solutions with the launch of an Intel-approved LGA 2011-0 CPU socket for the Intel Core* i7 series of 32nm-Sandy Bridge-E microprocessors. Designed to handle 130W Thermal Design Power (TDP), the LGA 2011-0 socket replaces the LGA 1366 CPU socket, which was used with the Intel Core i7-930, i7-950, i7-960, i7-980 and i7-990X processors.
An innovative fully loaded interstitial seating plane (ISP) design improves contact reliability of the Molex LGA 2011-0 socket by preventing circuit opens and shorts caused by contact deformation during a package overload. The LGA 2011-0 socket is compatible with a Standard (Square) and a Narrow ILM design assembly. The Standard ILM has a larger (80x80mm) keep-out zone than the Narrow ILM (56x94mm). The LGA 2011-0 socket is not backward compatible for use with any other processors and their ILM assemblies.
The LGA 2011-0 CPU socket uses high strength, copper alloy contacts for robust performance. Socket terminals are oriented at angles that reduce the risk of cross contact during processor overloads. Molex also offers 15 or 30-micron gold-plated contact sockets with pick-and-place covers for easy placement in automated board assembly. All sockets are shipped in JEDEC-type hard trays.
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