Lever Actuated Open Top Spring Pin Socket for BGA780 Socket and Test your 19x19mm BGA device using extreme temperature socket

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new Stamped spring pin socket addressing high performance requirements for testing BGA780 – CBT-BGA-7054. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.88 nH, insertion loss < 1 dB at 15.7 GHz and capacitance 0.097pF. The current capacity of each contactor is 4 amps at 40C temperature rise. Socket temperature range is -55C to +180C. Socket features a clamshell lid design for ease of chip replacement in production environment along with precise ball to pin alignment via floating pin guide. It also has an integrated compression plate for vertical force actuation without distorting device position. The specific configuration of the package to be tested in the CBT-BGA-7054 is a BGA, 19x19mm, 0.65mm pitch 28×28 array with 780 balls. The socket is mounted using supplied hardware on the target PCB with no soldering, and uses the smallest footprint in the industry. The smallest footprint allows inductors, resistors and decoupling capacitors to be placed very close to the device for impedance tuning. To use, place BGA device into the socket and close the lid by snapping to the latch. Vertical force is applied by turning the lever that actuates cam which in turn compress spring loaded plate on to the BGA device. Socket features a central opening for thermocouple to be placed close to the device top surface or thermal stream to be flown to heat the device to specific temperature. This socket can be used for quick device screening, device characterization at extreme temperatures as well as final production test.

Pricing for the CBT-BGA-7054 is $1373 at qty 1 with reduced pricing available depending on quantity required.