Grypper sockets for BGA components used on Memory cards from Ironwood Electronics are great for enabling fast swap-out of BGA devices for development sorting and failure analysis. The Grypper socket allows operators to simply snap-in the BGA device – No Lid needed. The Grypper sockets are the same size as the device, so they will reflow directly onto the same area as the original device. The Grypper has excellent electrical performance to 40 GHz, -1 dB.
The DDR sockets, 78 and 96, have a list price (4-10) of $362.00 each supplied with a pre-attached solder ball for easy attachment. They can be ordered with SAC 305 or Eutectic solder balls. Sockets are also available without the pre-attached solder ball at $257.00 each (4-10) and use a Stencil for solder paste. This allows the customer to use any type solder paste. The Stencils are used 1 for each socket at $15.00 each.
A 54 ball buffer socket is $264.00 each (4-10) in any configuration, and an example price for a 240 ball Controller socket is $629.00 with solder balls and $577.00 without. There are several varieties of all these sockets and they can handle most applications.