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PCB Plating Finishes Impact Elastomer Socket Technology (.PDF Download)

Today’s electronic packages have high clock speeds (multi-gigahertz range), fine pin densities (below 0.4-mm pitch), and high pin counts (over 2000). When assembled onto a printed-circuit board (PCB), these packages perform certain functions at certain speed. Attaching these packages through an IC socket is one way to test the functionality of IC packages without damaging it...

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