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Multitest ECON Contactor Exceeds 4.5 Million Insertions
Rosenheim, Germany — Multitest elektronische Systeme reports that its well-established ECON® contactor has proven its superior cost of test. The contactor recently exceeded 4.5 million insertions at an Asian test house.

The customer was able to run a high-volume application with more than 100k throughput per day at an octal-site set-p for more than 1.5 years without contactor wear-related test cell downtime. In addition, the excellent contactor performance resulted in a 99 percent stable test yield.

The ECON socket was designed for small size and small pitch devices (QFN) for high-power applications. It also is available for SO, QFP and QFN packages with a lead pitches down to 0.25mm.

According to Multitest, its proprietary coatings ensure long life spans and high first pass yields. The high first pass yields result from precise contact spring geometry and the use of a new type of plastic material that avoids thermal expansion. A high contact force of 0.45N per spring ensures repeatable electrical behavior. In addition, the ECON socket is load-board compatible with existing RFC sockets and third-party socket types. It also supports applications in the full ambient hot-cold temperature range.

In this actual test cell setup, the overall performance also benefited from the Multitest Plug & Yield® program. The customer used the ECON together with the Multitest MT9928 test handler.

Contact: Multitest elektronische Systeme GmbH, Aussere Oberaustrasse 4, D-83026 Rosenheim, Germany +49 8031 406 216 fax: +49 8031 406 148 E-mail: Web:

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