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Aries Intros New Socket Spring Probes
New spring probes.
Bristol PA — Aries has added to its socket spring probe repertoire with new probes capable of contacting devices on 0.2mm pitch. These new probes enable socketing (for test and burn-in applications) for many new device packages and bare-die being designed and made on this pitch.

The contact and spring material are gold-plated beryllium-copper. The probes are available with either a pointed tip or crown-shaped termination.

These new probes will yield >100k cycles over a temperature range of -55 to +150°C. This performance makes the probes suitable for socketing for bench test or burn-in applications. In addition, the probes yield a very low inductance (~0.59nH) signal path making them compatible with testing RF devices at 10Ghz and beyond. They require about 6g of compression to actuate and can be placed on a 0.004-in. diameter PCB pad.

These probes can be used with any of the company's standard molded and machined CSP socket bodies. This enables the customer to use this socket on any new or previously existing test (or burn-in) board.

Contact: Aries Electronics Inc., 2609 Bartram Road, Bristol, PA 19007-6810 215-781-9956 fax: 215-781-9845 E-mail: Web:

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