PGA Sockets

Pin Grid Array (PGA) Sockets

Complex printed circuits are too valuable to risk direct soldering to expensive integrated circuits (ICs). Using a socket is the answer. The use of sockets offers advantages that prove cost effective and simplify board design.

Our processor socket line is designed for use with Intel- and AMD-based microprocessor packages. Socket types include land grid array (LGA), micro pin grid array (mPGA), and PGA with low to zero insertion force. The mPGA and PGA sockets are designed for various microprocessor packages for notebook PCs, desktop PCs, and servers. For custom applications, these HXC125 compression sockets can be configured to the specific application.  


These sockets provide a zero insertion force (ZIF) PGA interface to the microprocessor PGA package and are attached to the PCB with surface-mount technology (SMT) soldering. PGA sockets are available in arrays up to 989 positions with single lever, screw driver, and hex wrench actuation methods.  


mPGA/PGA (ZIF) array positions


PGA sockets (LIF) custom array positions

PGA Sockets (LIF)

These sockets are primarily employed for microprocessor package test applications using through-hole solder attachment to the PCB design. The contacts are screw-machine outer sleeves with either stamped and formed or drawn inner contacts. Custom arrays are available in more than 1,000 positions.