Smiths Connectors, a worldwide leading provider of high performance interconnect solutions for demanding applications, announces today the availability of Slimat® elastomeric test sockets, specifically targeted for digital high speed and PoP (package on package) test applications.

Smiths Connectors’ Silmat® elastomeric test sockets bring to market an advanced, low profile contact technology enhanced by best-in-class design engineering and test development practices, which provide customers with a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving semiconductor test industry.

Silmat® sockets ensure an extremely short signal path enabling stable contact resistance, low inductance and a high frequency bandwidth of -1dB @ 40 GHz.  Composed of a patented core elastomer technology and contact set, Silmat® sockets feature a single component set enabling reduced maintenance and tester downtime through quicker changeovers. The sockets also provide long life (over 500K cycles), high durability and over 4 amp current-carrying capacity.

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