Center Probe Test Socket has floating guide plate.

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Machined from Torlon 4203 or 5530, RF center probe socket features floating guide plate with built-in hard stop. Product can be used for packages with 0.50 mm pitch or higher for devices up to 55 mm wide in applications with speeds from 1-10+ GHz. Decoupling pockets can be placed within 1.0 mm of product's solderless, pressure-mount, compression spring probes. Contacts have cycle life of over 500,000 and can handle up to 2 A continuous current.



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Aries Now Offers New RF Center Probe Test Socket With Floating Guide Plate



Frenchtown, NJ, August 2003- Aries Electronics, an international manufacturer of standard, programmed and custom interconnection products, now offers a high frequency center probe socket that features a floating guide plate with a built-in hard stop to help protect the probes during rest, and eliminating damage to the package leads. The new test socket, ideal for automated handler testing, can be used for packages with a pitch of 0.50 mm pitch or higher for devices up to 55 mm wide in applications with speeds from 1 GHz to over 10 GHz.

The decoupling pockets of the new center probe test socket can be placed within 1.0 mm of the probes. This allows the customer to place biasing or decoupling components right next to the probes, resulting in less noise and faster test time.

For quick and easy mounting on and removal from the load board, the socket features solderless, pressure-mount compression spring probes, accurately located by two molded plastic alignment pins and secured with four stainless steel screws.

Aries Center Probe contacts have a cycle life of over 500,000 and can handle up to 2 amps of continuous current. Precisely machined from Torlon 4203 or 5530, the socket can be used at operating temperatures from -55°C to +150°C (-67°F to 302°F).

The new RF test socket is available in custom materials, platings, sizes and configurations to suit specific customer handler interfaces.

Pricing for a 256-lead package with an operating frequency of 2 GHz starts at $1,464 per piece. Delivery is 6 weeks ARO.

For additional information, contact Aries Electronics, Inc., P.O. Box 130, Frenchtown, NJ 08825. Tel: 908/996-6841; Fax: 908/996-3891; E-mail: info@arieselec.com;
Web: www.arieselec.com, Data sheet #24010-www.arieselec.com/products/24010.pdf.

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please forward all reader service inquiries to Frank Folmsbee, Aries Electronics, Inc., P.O. Box 130, Frenchtown, NJ 08825.

Headquartered in Frenchtown, NJ, Aries Electronics, Inc., manufactures an extremely broad range of custom and standard interconnection and packaging products for electronics. Industry leading products include Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) test sockets for DIP, PGA, PLCC and SOIC devices; the Correct-A-Chip(TM) product line of "intelligent connectors"; adapters and connectors; several patented concepts for BGA (ball grid array) and LGA (land grid array) sockets; and an extensive array of high frequency test and burn in sockets. The company also specializes in meeting custom requirements for its customers.

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