Test sockets show 30% greater bandwidth

Aries Electronics Inc. said new test measurements for its center probe test sockets show a 30% improvement in bandwidth over earlier tests. The new measurements from independent test lab GateWave Northern, Inc. were taken from a 5.0-mm sq. MLF/QFN package with pads on a 0.50-mm pitch. The center probe test sockets accommodate pitches as small as 0.50-mm and apply PC-board preload when mounted.