30 GHz BGA Socket for BGA169

30 GHz BGA Socket for BGA169

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new high-performance BGA socket for the 0.5mm pitch BGA 169 pin device.

The CG-BGA-5027 socket is designed for 7x7 mm package size and operates at bandwidth up to 30 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The socket is designed with an easy open clamshell lid with integrated compression mechanism. The contact resistance is typically 20 milliohms per pin. The socket connects all pins with 30 GHz bandwidth on all connections.

The socket is mounted using supplied hardware on the target PCB and requires no soldering while using the smallest footprint in the industry. This small footprint allows inductors, resistors, and decoupling capacitors to be placed very close to the device for impedance tuning. The socket has an integrated torque screw for applying proper force for device compression onto elastomer. 

The CG-BGA-5019 socket is constructed with high performance and low inductance elastomer contactor. The temperature range is -35°C to +100°C. The pin self-inductance is 0.11nH and mutual inductance of 0.028nH. Capacitance to ground is 0.028pF. Current capacity is 2A per pin. 

More information: Ironwood Electronics