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Small to large I/O test socket serves BGA development

Stephen Law   

Electronics Semiconductors BGA development I/O semiconductor socket test test sockets

IRONWOOD ELECTRONICS Grypper G80 LIF test sockets (part number GR1005-XXXX) are suitable for any BGA device, including large array ASIC’s and the smallest I/O and down to 0.35mm pitch. Device can be designed to any I/O count specific to most custom BGA requirements. Products allow testing of an 896 I/O – 31.0 x 31.0 pitch BGA package. The 109092-XXXX Grypper socket is a 12 ball socket at 0.40 pitch. Device measures 1.2 X 1.6mm, and also incorporates built in alignment corners making it easy to position the small BGA to the socket prior to insertion. To connect a device, simply insert into the socket by pressing on top of the device, no lid is required. The geometry of the contact grips onto the solder balls of the device. To remove the device a simple extraction tool can be used to pop the device back out of the socket and it is ready to install another device.

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