75GHz Clamshell Socket for NXP’s BGA292 Quickly and easily Socket your 0.8mm pitch 20x20 array, 292BGA packages on any application board with performance equivalent to direct solder version
Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new BGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 75GHz, very low inductance and wide temperature applications. The GT-BGA-2052 socket is designed for 17×17 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 75GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The socket is designed to dissipate few watts using compression screw and can be customized up to 100 watts with modified fin design on top of the screw and adding axial flow fan. The contact resistance is typically 30 milliohms per pin. The socket is mounted on the target PCB with no soldering, and uses very small real estate allowing capacitors/resistors to be placed close by. Other passive components can be placed on the back side of PCB by creating custom cutouts in the stiffener plate. The socket is constructed with clamshell lid which incorporates a quick insertion method so that IC’s can be changed out quickly. To use, place the device inside the socket, close the lid by latching and apply downward pressure by turning compression screw.
The GT-BGA-2052 socket is constructed with high performance and low inductance elastomer contactor. The temperature range is -55 C to +160 C. Works with IC’s such as 292 BGA, 17x17mm with 20×20 array and 0.8mm pitch.
Pricing for the GT-BGA-2052 is $715 at qty 1; with reduced pricing available depending on quantity required.