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Clamshell Spring Pin BGA Socket accommodates 36-ball FCCSP.

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March 18, 2014 - Operating from -55 to +180°C, CBT-BGA-7501 is configured to test 2.4 x 2.4 mm BGA package with 0.4 mm pitch, 36-position, 6 x 6 ball array configuration. Spring pin contactor, stamped with 14.3 g actuation force per ball, has cycle life of 125,000 insertions, self inductance of 0.98 nH, and insertion loss < 1 dB at 31.7 GHz. Current capacity of each contactor is 1.8 A @ 30°C temperature rise. Using supplied hardware on target PCB, socket mounts without any soldering.

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Clamshell Spring Pin BGA Socket for ASE's 36 Balls FCCSP

Press release date: March 1, 2014

Socket your 36 pin BGA using Extreme Temperature Socket with Superior Electrical Performance

EAGAN, MN -- Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new BGA socket addressing high performance requirements for testing BGA devices - CBT-BGA-7501. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 14.3 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.98 nH, insertion loss < 1="" db="" at="" 31.7="" ghz.="" the="" current="" capacity="" of="" each="" contactor="" is="" 1.8="" amps="" at="" 30c="" temperature="" rise.="" socket="" temperature="" range="" is="" -55c="" to="" +180c.="" socket="" also="" features="" a="" floating="" guide="" for="" precise="" ball="" to="" pin="" alignment.="" the="" specific="" configuration="" of="" the="" package="" to="" be="" tested="" in="" the="" cbt-bga-7501="" is="" a="" bga,="" 2.4x2.4mm,="" 0.4mm="" pitch,="" 36="" position,="" 6x6="" ball="" array.="" the="" socket="" is="" mounted="" using="" supplied="" hardware="" on="" the="" target="" pcb="" with="" no="" soldering.="" to="" use,="" place="" the="" bga="" device="" into="" the="" socket="" base="" and="" lock="" the="" double="" latch="" socket="" lid="" on="" to="" the="" base="" using="" the="" latch.="" the="" socket="" uses="" a="" compression="" wave="" spring="" to="" apply="" constant="" downward="" pressure="" enabling="" the="" device="" be="" interconnected="" to="" the="" target="" pcb.="" this="" socket="" can="" be="" used="" for="" hand="" test="" and="" quick="" device="" screening="" applications="" with="" the="" most="" stringent="">

Pricing for the CBT-BGA-7501 is $562 at qty 1 with reduced pricing available depending on quantity required.
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Ila Pal  • VP Marketing • Ironwood Electronics • 1335 Eagandale Ct • Eagan • MN 55121
High Performance IC Sockets and Adapters • ISO 9001:2008 • www.ironwoodelectronics.com
T: 800-404-0204 • M: 651-900-1471 • ila@ironwoodelectronics.com • Skype: ila.pal • www.linkedin.com/in/ilapal

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