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Long-Life Hi-Frequency Sockets for BGA, LGA,
QFN, MLCC, µBGA and Bumped Die Devices
Ideally Suited for RFIC and Microwave IC Development & Test
Interposer Contact System – AR200 and AR300 Series Test Sockets
Announcing significant improvements to our high-performance contact system. Using our proven Interposer Elastomer Technology,
the new CORE feature internally controls compression to ensure stability with extremely low resistance values and much longer
contact element life. (See Interposer Contact System Life on following page).
Low interconnect parasitics make these sockets an ideal choice for device characterization or high-volume production testing of
devices, such as power amplifiers, mixers, highly integrated RF ICs, and microwave devices.
ORDERING INFORMATION
This material can be ordered with
ANY Aries RF/CSP Sockets
Insertion Loss of -1dB @ 40GHz
Return Loss of -15dB @ 22GHz
Interposer contact system with very short interconnects (available in 1.0mm or
0.6mm thickness) enhance adjacent channel power and noise sensitivity
measurements.
Hand Test
Automation
QFN Footprint
Interposer footprint lets the PCB
designer locate impedance matching
network components within 1mm of
device pads.
CONTACT SET
Top Side
Tips Pierce DUT
INTERPOSER
Bottom Side
Column Array
Tails Compress Columns Elastomer Matrix Compliant Buttons
Cross Section
Ag Particles
Bristol, PA 19007-6810 USA
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Long-Life Hi-Frequency Sockets for BGA, LGA,
QFN, MLCC, µBGA and Bumped Die Devices
High-Performance Interposer Contact Technology
Suitable for Manual & Automated High-Volume Production Test
Interposer Contact System Life: QFN 0.5mm Pitch, 1.0mm Full Height
AR200 Series: 1.0mm Full Height
Specifications
(measured in a 0.5mm pitch environment, GSG)
Insertion Loss S21: -1dB @ 40GHz
Return Loss S11 thru: -15dB @ 22GHz
Self Inductance: 0.33nH
Mutual Capacitance: < 0.05pF
Operating Temperature: -55°C to 155°C
Contact Resistance: <25mΩ
Current Rating: 4A per lead with a 14°C rise
Contact Length (compressed): 1.04mm
Contact Force/Travel: 25-45 gf/0.4mm travel
Contact Set Life: >2,000,000 insertions
Interposer Elastomer Life: > 500,000 insertions
AR300 Series: 0.6mm Half Height
Specifications
(estimated 0.5mm pitch environment, GSG)
Insertion Loss S21: -1dB @ >40GHz
Return Loss S11 thru: -15dB @ >22GHz
Self Inductance: < 0.15nH
Mutual Capacitance: < 0.02pF
Operating Temperature: -55°C to 155°C
Contact Resistance: <25mΩ
Current Rating: 4A per lead with a 14°C rise
Contact Length (compressed): 0.63mm
Contact Force/Travel: 25-45 gf/0.28mm travel
Contact Set Life: >2,000,000 insertions
Interposer Elastomer Life: > 500,000 insertions
Interposer Elastomer Conductive Columns, available in 2 Standard Heights with
Standard & Custom Pitches from 1.27mm to 0.4mm
Bristol, PA 19007-6810 USA
TEL (215) 781-9956 • FAX (215) 781-9845
WWW.ARIESELEC.COM • INFO@ARIESELEC.COM
PRINTOUTS OF THIS DOCUMENT MAY BE OUT OF DATE AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED UNCONTROLLED
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