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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.

Ironwood Electronics, Inc

P.O. Box 21151, St. Paul, MN, 55121, USA

Original Press Release

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 •
T: 800-404-0204 • M: 651-900-1471 • • Skype: ila.pal •

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