Established in 1986, Ironwood Electronics is a world-class manufacturer of high performance sockets, adapters, and modules. Our vast product line includes over 25,000 different designs, all manufactured in our state of the art, ISO9001:2015 certified facility. We offer a wide selection of both custom and standard high performance adapters and sockets, plus experienced engineering for […]

Socket your 625 pin BGA package 0.65mm pitch without significant performance loss and with minimal increase in PC Board footprint Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 0.65mm pitch BGA 625 pin device. The CG-BGA-5032 socket is designed for 16×16 mm package size and operates at bandwidth up to 30 […]

Stamped Spring Pin Socket User Manual Table of Contents: Socket Mechanics Selecting a BGA Stamped pin socket PCB Requirements Thickness Finish Cleanliness IC and PCB Reflow Requirement Socket Assembly Backing and insulation Plate IC Insertion/extraction 5mm, 0.65mm & 0.8mm Center – BGA Stamped Contact Specification (Scale 40:1) 5mm, 0.65mm & 0.8mm Center – LGA/QFN Stamped […]

Products, Services & Capabilities Company Overview – Founded 1986 – Over 10,000 catalog products – High Performance Adapters and Sockets – Many Custom Designs & Turn-Key Solutions – Engineering – Electrical and Mechanical – ISO9001:2015 Registration – World wide distribution – Customers – Product Overview Elastomer Sockets Spring Pin Sockets Manual Socket Lids Clamshell/Lever Actuation […]

Take advantage of the low cost SI simulation offered by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. Impedance mismatch in contacts in test sockets can affect the signal integrity (SI) performance when testing high-speed semiconductor ICs. This discontinuity is mainly caused by mechanical features in interconnects/contactors that may result in impedance change. The signal integrity analysis of high-speed electronic […]

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new BGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 75GHz, very low inductance and wide temperature applications. The GT-BGA-2105 socket is designed for 15×15 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 75GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The socket is designed to dissipate 5 […]

Socket your 676 pin BGA using Extreme Temperature Socket with Superior Electrical Performance !! Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new BGA socket addressing high performance requirements – CBT-BGA-6087. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 19 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is […]

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. IC socket can be defined as an electromechanical device, which provides removable interface between IC package and system circuit board with minimal effect on signal […]

 Socket your LGA2011 using Extreme Temperature Socket with Superior Electrical Performance Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new LGA socket addressing high performance requirements for 1.016mm pitch devices – SBT-LGA-9019. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 19 gram actuation force per pin and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.93 nH, […]

SBT contact replaces spring pin in all lab and evaluation applications due to low cost and better electrical/mechanical performance than conventional pogo pin. Custom burn-in socket can be produced using SBT contact in 3 weeks when standard socket is not available. SBT sockets with wide temperature range are available in same footprint as elastomer GHz sockets. SBT sockets are robust and can be […]