Ironwood Electronics has introduced a BGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 75 GHz, very low inductance and wide temperature applications. The GT-BGA-2086 socket is designed for 21 x 21 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 75 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss. The socket is designed to dissipate few watts using compression screw and can be customized up to 300 watts with modified fin design on top of the screw and adding axial flow fan. The contact resistance is typically 30 milliohms per pin.
The socket is mounted on the target PCB with no soldering, and uses very small real estate allowing capacitors/resistors to be placed close by. Other passive components can be placed on the back side of PCB by creating custom cutouts in the stiffener plate. The socket is constructed with sliding lid which incorporates a quick insertion method so that IC’s can be changed out quickly. To use, place the device inside the socket, slide the lid and apply downward pressure by turning compression screw. The GT-BGA-2086 socket is constructed with high performance and low inductance elastomer contactor. The temperature range is -55 C to +160 C. Works with IC’s such as 955 BGA, 21 x 21 mm with 31 x 31 array and 0.65 mm pitch.
Filed Under: Capacitors, M2M (machine to machine)