What is a standard test socket versus a custom test socket?
How can you ensure your test socket maximizes your cost of ownership while reducing your cost of test?
Well, this comes down to established industry standards and each manufacturer’s internal design standards. For example, traditional off-the-shelf test sockets cater to most standard IC packaged carriers that are designed for basic engineering and burn-in test. But they may lack design features that are required in test configurations.
Semi-custom test sockets utilize an internal design and layout standard which varies across manufacturers. These sockets typically share a common form factor that is customized to meet the physical and electrical requirements demanded of your device or package under test.
Custom test sockets are an alternative when traditional and semi-custom sockets don’t adequately meet the challenges required by your DUT. These sockets are designed to meet all physical and electrical and environmental prerequisites with features that exceed limitations of their standard and semi-custom counterparts
Contact RTI to learn more about design features that will maximize your cost of ownership and reduce your overall cost of test.