Socket is available for 0.50-0.80 mm pitch packages.

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Suited for applications using BGA, LGA, CSP, and other devices on 0.50 mm or larger pitch, PinBall(TM) Socket can be soldered side-by-side, directly to existing footprint of PC board. Clearances range from 0.5-2.0 mm, depending on pitch. Constructed of FR-4 material, socket features 63/37 tin-lead solderballs on PCB mating side and male spring probe on device mating side, which offers contact force of 12-15 g/contact. Users have choice of aluminum cover or aluminum heatsink.



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Aries Revolutionary Pinball(TM) Socket Now Available For 0.50 mm to 0.80 mm Pitch Packages



Frenchtown, NJ, January 2006 -- Aries Electronics, an international manufacturer of standard, programmed and custom interconnection products, has expanded the range of its side-stackable PinBall(TM) socket to include pitch packages from 0.50 mm through 0.80 mm. The device is ideal for applications using BGA, LGA, CSP and other devices on 0.50 mm or larger pitch.

The space saving sockets can be soldered side-by-side, directly to the existing footprint of a PC board. Clearances range from 0.5 mm to 2.0 mm depending on the pitch. The socket bolt tabs take up minimal space to allow for maximum component space around the socket.

The PinBall Socket incorporates Aries' reliable spring probe technology, with a spring probe contact force of 12 g to 15 g per contact. The interposer on the top of the socket features two chip guides that help align the device with the spring probes and provide a positive lid compression stop to accurately control the spring probe deflection.

Users have the choice of either an aluminum cover or a standard or customized aluminum heatsink. The lid slides on and off easily with a few quick turns of the included nut driver tool. The socket is available in two hold-down styles: two-bolt for
15 mm or smaller packages or four-bolt for 16 mm to 50 mm packages.

The new socket features 63/37 tin-lead solderballs on the PCB mating side and a male spring probe on the device mating side. The body is constructed of standard FR-4 material. The spring probe pins are beryllium copper alloy with 30 µ" minimum gold over 30 µ" minimum nickel and the hardware is stainless steel.

Pricing for the PinBall Socket starts at $3 per ball in quantities of ten sockets. Delivery is five 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, Datasheet: http://arieselec.com/products/24014.pdf
Europe contact Tel: +44 870 240 0249; Email: europe@arieselec.com.

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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