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Coaxial test solution for IC testing to 67 GHz/56 Gbps

Smiths Interconnect, a designer and manufacturer of IC test solutions for the semiconductor test Industry, has announced an extension to its patented DaVinci Test Socket Series for high speed test.

Designed for high speed testing of very large IC packages commonly used in gaming consoles, graphics processing and central processing units, the DaVinci series uses spring probe technology in a patented insulated material housing resulting in a coaxial structure with a reduced test height and low material deflection.

DaVinci 56, the latest addition to the series, is a solution for 0.8mm pitch devices, for reliable testing up to 67 GHz analogue RF / 56 Gbps NRZ digital.

Additional features of the DaVinci 56 include:

• Low contact resistance < 80 mΩ • Current carrying capacity 3.0 A

• Entirely shielded signal path

• Exceptional thermal properties with socket frame acting as heat sink

• Replaceable spring probe contacts for simple in-house replacement

Neil Tyler

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