Sockets by Contact Technology

Sockets by Type

Silver Button Sockets (GT/GTL)

Silver Button Sockets (GT/GTL) New!

GT BGA sockets and QFN sockets using GT contact technology provide >75GHz signal speed in a smallest footprint for prototype and test applications. These sockets support pitches from 0.15mm to 1.27mm. Standard sizes typically ship within 5 days ARO.


GHz Elastomer Sockets (SG/CG)

GHz Elastomer Sockets (SG/CG)

SG BGA sockets & QFN/MLF sockets provide excellent signal integrity in a small, cost effective ZIF socket for prototype and test applications. It uses embedded wire in elastomer contact for transmitting signals effectively. Our sockets support pitches down to 0.3mm.


Silver Ball Matrix Sockets (SM/SMP)

Silver Ball Matrix Sockets (SM/SMP)

SM/SMP BGA sockets and QFN sockets utilize unique elastomer contact that operates at high bandwidth (40 GHz), high temperature (150C) as well as high endurance cycles (500K). Solutions are available for 0.25mm to 1.27mm LGA, BGA, QFN, CSP, POP, WLP, and other packages.


Stamped Spring Pin Sockets (SBT/CBT)

Stamped Spring Pin Sockets (SBT/CBT)

SBT BGA sockets simplify lab and evaluation applications due to low cost and better electrical/mechanical performance than conventional pogo pin. SBT QFN sockets with wide temperature range are available in the same footprint as elastomer QFN sockets.


Silver Particle Interconnect Sockets (XG)

Silver Particle Interconnect Sockets (XG)

XG BGA sockets and QFN sockets operate at very high frequency and applications such as probing memory devices. XG socket is particularly effective for pitch conversion and impedance matching with very low series resistance but requires tight co-planarity.


Spring Pin Sockets (SS)

Spring Pin Sockets (SS)

SS BGA socket and QFN socket line allows very high endurance and wide temperature range testing of BGA and QFN IC's on the same footprint as our other technology sockets for the same IC. This allows different PCB's to accomplish many different test applications.


Socket Accessories (SMT Options)

Socket Accessories (SMT Options)

BGA adapters and QFN adapters allow BGA sockets and QFN scokets to mount on PCB where no mounting holes exist and SMT pads exist for each contact. Ironwood's standard elastomer or Spring Pin BGA sockets can be mounted on SMT adapters.


Socket Accessories (thru-hole options)

Socket Accessories (thru-hole options)

Pin adapters allow BGA sockets and QFN sockets to mount on PCB where no mounting holes exist and plated thru hole exist for each contact instead of SMT pads. Ironwood's standard elastomer or Spring pin BGA sockets or other technology BGA sockets can be mounted on male pin adapters.


Socket Accessories (Lid/Tool Options)

Socket Accessories (Lid/Tool Options)

GHz elastomer, spring pin and other BGA socket and QFN socket technologies can accommodate different lid options depending upon the application requirement. Typical choices are swivel lid, clamshell lid, double latch lid, heat sink lid, lever actuated lid, etc. Custom lid solutions can be delivered in days.


Sockets by Type

BGA Sockets

BGA Sockets

Ironwood has the most comprehensive collection of BGA sockets that can be used for prototype application, silicon validation, system development, thermal characterization, burn-in application, functional production test, etc.


Open Top Sockets

Open Top Sockets

Ironwood has the most comprehensive collection of open top BGA and QFN sockets that can be used for qualification application, silicon FIB testing, system development, thermal characterization, burn-in application, etc.