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30 GHz BGA Socket for BGA169

October 22, 2018 by Ironwood Electronics

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

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.


About Ironwood Electronics

Ironwood Electronics is ISO9001:2008 certified and offers a wide selection of high performance adapters and sockets, plus experienced engineering for quick-turn customs. Ironwood Electronics offer probing, prototype, and SMT package emulation for all SMT packages. Ironwood Electronics products include High-bandwidth 40 GHz sockets for BGA/QFN, pitches down to 0.3 mm, only 2.5 mm larger than IC. Latest adapters include QFN/MLF package emulators, BGA high endurance test sockets, BGA production adapters, and back-to-back Xilinx-compatible BGA sockets. These adapters/sockets support the product life cycle. In the design cycle, engineers are able to test and develop products more quickly with Ironwood prototype and test adapters for all package type--along with the very high density 40 GHz BGA and QFN/MLF sockets. In production, Ironwood can help extend the product life of PCBs, using package converter technology to replace or upgrade original or obsolete components and provide small to high volume turn-key solutions.