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Publication Date: 03/1/2012
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Ironwood Intros 16 x 16 BGA Socket
New 16 x 16 socket.
Burnsville, MN — Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket product line using special elastomer capable of high speed, low inductance, high endurance and wide temperature applications. The SM-BGA-9006 socket is designed for 16 x 16mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 40GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The socket is also designed to dissipate few watts with compression screw and can be customized up to 100watts with modified fin design on top of the screw and adding an axial flow fan. The contact resistance is typically 15 milliohms per pin. The socket connects all pins with 40GHz bandwidth on all connections.

The socket is mounted on the target PCB with no soldering, and uses industry's smallest footprint (only 2.5mm more on each side). The socket is constructed with shoulder screw and swivel lid which incorporates a quick insertion method so that ICs can be changed out quickly.

The SM-BGA-9006 socket is constructed with high performance and low inductance elastomer contactors. The temperature range is -55 to +150°C. Pin self-inductance is 0.10nH and mutual inductance is 0.007nH. Capacitance to ground is 0.069pF. Current capacity is 4amps per pin. The socket works with such ICs as STM's LFBGA, 16 x 16mm with 19 x 19 array and 0.8mm pitch.

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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