94GHz BGA Socket for TI’s NanoFree™ BGA Quickly and easily Socket your 19x19 array, NFBGA285 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 94GHz, very low inductance and wide temperature applications. The GT-BGA-2137 socket is designed for 13×13 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 94GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The socket is designed to dissipate 4 watts using a heat sink compression screw. 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 swivel lid which incorporates a quick insertion method so that IC’s can be changed out quickly. To use, place the device inside the socket, slide the lid and apply downward pressure by turning compression screw.

The GT-BGA-2137 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 285 BGA, 13x13mm with 19×19 array with 0.65mm pitch.

Pricing for the GT-BGA-2137 is $1128 at qty 1; with reduced pricing available depending on quantity required.

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