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Publication Date: 06/1/2011
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Ironwood: BGA Test Socket
BGA test socket.
Burnsville, MN — Ironwood Electronics has introduced a new BGA socket addressing high performance requirements for BGA devices called the CBT-BGA-6014. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 19 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 500,000 insertions. Low force eliminates ball sticking issues due to temperature testing.

The self inductance of the contactor is 0.93nH, insertion loss <1dB at 23.2GHz, and contact resistance is <16mΩ. The current capacity of each contactor is 8amps at 80°C temperature rise. Socket temperature range is -55 to +180°C. The socket also has a floating guide for precise ball-to-pin alignment. The specific configuration of the package to be tested in the CBT-BGA-6014 is a BGA, 13 x 13mm, 1mm pitch, 144 position, 12 x 12 ball array. The socket is mounted using supplied hardware on the target PCB with no soldering, and uses smallest footprint for nearby passive components. To use, the BGA device is placed in the socket base and the socket lid assembly is closed onto the base using the double latch. This socket utilizes a compression screw integrated with a compression plate mechanism for precise actuation of varying chip thicknesses. This socket can be used for manual test and temperature characterization as well as debugging applications in system development.

Contact: Ironwood Electronics, Inc., 11351 Rupp Dr., Suite 400, Burnsville, MN 55337 800-404-0204 or 952-229-8200 fax: 651-452-8400 E-mail: Web:

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