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June 2005

Chip Size BGA 0.8mm Socket Adapter for IBM FC PBGA 43P8396

Users can socket their 318 pin 0.8mm pitch BGA IBM FC PBGA 43P8396 IC's with smallest socket footprint

BURNSVILLE, MN - June, 2005 - Ironwood Electronics' new high performance socket - SF-BGA318A-B-62 allows 0.8mm pitch, 15mm body, 18X18 array IBM FC PBGA 43P8396 IC's to be socketed and operate without compromising performance in very high bandwidth applications. The Giga-snaP™ BGA SMT adapter pair consists of BGA318A-B-62, patent pending female sockets with machined pins epoxy over molded into an assembly that matches the male pin LS-BGA324M-61. The epoxy over molded SF-BGA318A-B-62 is soldered to a PCB using standard soldering methods without warping. Both adapters are constructed with an FR-4 body assuring match with target PCB's and preventing failures that occur with CTE mismatch. LS-BGA324M-61 BGA adapter, to which the user attaches a target 318 to 324 ball BGA chip, is plugged into the female socket on the board, thereby chip is interconnected and the system is ready to go. The SMT adapters have the same solder ball types as the IC they are emulating. The Giga-snaP BGA Surface Mount Feet Adapters require half the force of conventional adapters at 10 pounds for the 318 pin device. The force to mate conventional BGA SMT adapters can be more than twice the insertion force of the LIF SFBGA318A-B-62. The electrical path of the Giga-snaP™ BGA SMT adapters is a high priority performance issue with the physical length from the top connection point on the male adapter to the solder ball on the female socket is 4.5 mm. This is the shortest connection length by far for machined pin sockets, therefore providing better transmission of high frequency signals. The 0.8mm Giga-snaP™ BGA SMT Adapter line is available in many different pin counts and customs can be delivered in days.

Pricing for the SF-BGA318A-B-62 @qty1 = $158.00 each and LS-BGA324M-61 @qty1 = $103.00

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