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Extreme Temperature Test Socket from Ironwood
New test socket.
Eagan, MN — Ironwood Electronics has introduced a new LGA socket, addressing high performance requirements for 0.5mm pitch devices, the CBT-LGA-5000. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per pin and cycle life of 500,000 insertions.

The self-inductance of the contactor is 0.88nH, insertion loss of <1dB at 15.7GHz and capacitance 0.097pF. The current capacity of each contactor is 4 amps. Socket temperature range is -55 to +180°C. The socket also includes an IC guide for precise LGA edge alignment.

The specific configuration of the package to be tested is LGA, 25 x 21mm body size and 0.5mm pitch. To use, drop IC into the socket, close the clamshell lid, and apply down force using compression screw. This socket can be used for hand test and quick turn custom burn-in applications with the most stringent requirements. These socket product lines have been designed to the JEDEC STD. MO-220 and are available for all standard configurations. Custom designs are also available.

The CBT-LGA-5000 socket has a special contact design with outside spring and flat stamped plungers that provide a robust solution for burn-in and test applications including excellent electrical signal integrity to meet the requirements of today's demanding analog, digital, RF, Bluetooth and telecom applications.

The socket itself is mounted using supplied hardware on the target PCB with no soldering, and has smallest footprint in the industry. The small footprint allows inductors, resistors and decoupling capacitors to be placed very close to the device for impedance tuning. The clamshell socket lid incorporates a quick installation method using latch so that ICs can be changed out quickly.

Contact: Ironwood Electronics, 1335 Eagandale Court, Eagan, MN 55121 800-404-0204 or 952-229-8200 fax: 952-229-8201 E-mail: Web:

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