IC Sockets

IC Sockets fall into two distinct categories: Sockets used in equipment production and sockets used in semiconductor test, burn-in emulation, and bread-boarding. Applications for sockets used in equipment production include desktop computers, high-end notebooks/laptops, servers, HPC systems, military communications systems, weapons, vehicles, and vision systems, and any equipment that will require in-field device upgrade or replacement. IC sockets used in the semiconductor sector are found in device qualification, burn-in, and quantity testing, board-to-board interfaces, and semiconductor development and validation. As with many other connector families, trends in IC socketing include lower profiles, higher density, and increased mechanical life, particularly in test sockets. A market that is served by broad-based manufacturers as well as a number of niche IC socket-focused manufacturers, socketing technology has been and will continue to undergo a number of transformations.



IC Sockets News


New Product News: December 2017

Summary coverage of the latest, new-to-market connector and cable products. New Product News for December 2017 Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules ITT Cannon’s new MIL-style MKJ Clip-Lock miniature circular connectors are small, lightweight, competitively priced, and easy to install, and repurpose a clip-lock latching system originally designed for the automotive industry to provide Read More >>

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New Product News Roundup: November 2017

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, and development kits to hit the market. New Product News Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules Bulgin’s new M-Series circular connectors provide reliable data, signal, and power transmission for harsh-environment industrial automation systems, including: Read More >>

New connector products roundup October 2017

New Product News Roundup

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, accessories, and development kits to hit the market. New Product News Connectors, Inserts, Pins, Probes, Sockets, and Modules ITT Cannon’s new CTC Series high-performance, cost-effective cable-to-cable interconnects deliver ruggedized, environmentally sealed, easy-install, low-maintenance solutions for harsh-environment Read More >>

Stamped Spring Pin Socket Meets Requirements for BGA1164 Testing

Ironwood Electronics introduced a new stamped spring pin socket to address high-performance requirements for testing BGA1164 – CBT-BGA-7042. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31g actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.88 nH; insertion loss <1dB at 15.7 GHz; and the capacitance Read More >>

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New Product News Roundup

In the market for a new solution? We’ve rounded up, summarized, and linked the latest connectors, cables, assemblies, tools, and accessories to hit the market.  Connectors and Cable Assemblies Hirose’s new DF40GL Series low-profile FPC connectors operate at USB 3.1 Gen. 2 speeds of up to 10Gb/s and are an excellent choice for daughter boards Read More >>

40GHz Bandwidth Socket Targets QFN40 Package

Ironwood Electronics has introduced a high performance elastomer socket for the 0.4mm pitch QFN package. The CG25-QFN-2003 socket is designed for a 5mmx5mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 40GHz with <1dB of insertion loss (GSSG configuration). The contact resistance is typically 20 mΩ per pin. Network analyzer reflection measurements for the G-S-S-G Read More >>

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New Interconnect Product News for March 2017

Check out the latest interconnect innovations in our New Interconnect Product News roundup.   Mill-Max announced the release of low-profile target connectors with an above board height of .087” (2.21mm). Target connectors are used in place of SMT pads on a PCB as the mating surface for spring-loaded pins. These provide increased durability and are Read More >>

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Industrial Interconnect Product Roundup

For our industrial interconnect product roundup we reached out to top interconnect suppliers to find out their latest and greatest product launches for industrial applications.   ITT Cannon’s CA Com is a ruggedized circular connector series for automation, robotics, factory floor and other critical industrial applications. Available in both threaded and reverse bayonet coupling designs, Read More >>

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New Product Roundup for May 25, 2016

Learn about the newest product introductions from your favorite interconnect suppliers.   Product Roundup AVX Corporation has released two new series of wire-to-wire (WTW) connectors that deliver considerable cost and space savings in a broad range of industrial electronics designs – the 9286-200 Series reduced thru-wire connectors and 9286-250 reduced junction box connectors. These latest Read More >>

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New Product Roundup for April 18, 2016

Read all about the latest product introductions from your favorite suppliers in this week’s new product roundup.      Alpha Wire recently expanded its Coaxial Cable product line under the Alpha Essentials product family to include Micro Coax sizes from 32AWG to 50AWG. With the addition of Micro Coax, Alpha Wire now offers coaxial cable Read More >>