PGA & Other Sockets

Aries Electronics is a trusted manufacturer of many different IC devices — including an assortment of unique IC sockets. Whether you need to buy PGA, oscillator, or inverter sockets, you can trust that they will be of the highest-quality possible.
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Our Selection of PGA and Other Sockets Includes:

What Are Inverter Sockets?

An inverter socket is a key component used in power electronics, particularly in devices like inverters that convert direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). Inverters are commonly used in various applications including renewable energy systems, electric vehicle technology, and backup power systems.  The inverter socket provides a connection point for the inverter to interface with other devices, allowing the converted AC power to be utilized efficiently. This socket is designed to withstand the high currents and voltages typically associated with power conversion processes. It also ensures a secure and reliable connection to prevent any power loss or disruption in the flow of electricity. 

What Are Oscillator Sockets?

An oscillator socket is a specialized component that is used in electronics to create a connection point for an oscillator. An oscillator is an electronic device that produces a repetitive, oscillating signal, often in the form of a sine wave or a square wave. The oscillator socket allows the oscillator to be easily inserted and removed from a circuit, facilitating maintenance and upgrades. It also provides a secure connection to ensure that the oscillator operates correctly and consistently.  Oscillator sockets can differ in design depending on the type and size of the oscillator they are designed to hold. Some sockets are designed for specific types of oscillators, such as crystal oscillators, ceramic resonators, or silicon oscillators.  Others are more generic and can accommodate a range of oscillator types. Regardless of their specific design, all oscillator sockets serve the same basic purpose — to provide a reliable and convenient connection point for an oscillator within an electronic circuit. For most Oscillating (high frequency) sockets Aries uses a Kapton Interposer instead of their normal spring probes. These Kapton Interposers can withstand a frequency of up to 60GHz making it a reliable contact for almost all high frequency devices in today's market.   

What Are PGA Sockets?

A PGA socket, short for Pin Grid Array socket, is a type of CPU socket that is used on motherboards to host a CPU. This type of socket is characterized by its array of holes that align with corresponding pins on the CPU, creating a physical and electrical connection between the processor and the motherboard. The term 'Pin Grid Array' refers to the configuration of these pins in a grid pattern on the underside of the CPU.  The design of PGA sockets allows for easy insertion and removal of CPUs, making them a popular choice for PC builders and enthusiasts. Intel motherboards have frequently used this type of socket, particularly for their Intel Core processors. 

What Are ZIF Sockets?

ZIF or Zero Insertion Force sockets are a type of PGA socket that requires zero force to actuate a device. Aries uniquely patented designed contacts insure excellent connection at zero cost to the integrity of the Pin Grid Array device. This is extremely beneficial for PGA devices with either really long leads or very thin leads that can get damaged at even the slightest amount of force. Contact Aries to see if a ZIF PGA socket is right for you.

Buy Our Inverter, Oscillator, and PGA Sockets Today

If you can't find the particular inverter or PGA sockets you're looking for, reach out to Aries Electronics today — we have many different options for custom IC sockets to ensure that clients can obtain one that best matches their applications and needs. For more information on our IC sockets, contact us today. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have pertaining to any of our products. Request a Quote


What CPU uses PGA?

AMD processors typically utilize PGA (Pin Grid Array) sockets. The design of a PGA socket features pins on the CPU that align with corresponding holes in the socket on the motherboard. This configuration provides a reliable and secure connection for the CPU.

What is a PGA CPU chip?

A PGA CPU chip is a type of processor that features a Pin Grid Array design. This refers to the arrangement of pins in a grid pattern on the underside of the CPU. These pins align with the holes in a PGA socket on the motherboard, creating a physical and electrical connection that enables the CPU to communicate with the rest of the computer system.

What is the difference between PGA and LGA sockets?

The main difference between PGA (Pin Grid Array) and LGA (Land Grid Array) sockets lies in the location of the pins. In a PGA socket, the pins are located on the CPU and align with holes in the socket on the motherboard. Conversely, in an LGA socket, the pins are located on the socket itself and connect with flat contacts on the CPU.

Why is PGA better than LGA?

PGA is often considered better than LGA for several reasons. For example, PGA sockets tend to be more durable as the motherboard is less likely to be damaged if a pin bends or breaks since the pins are on the CPU. In addition, PGA CPUs are generally easier to install and remove, making them a popular choice among PC builders and enthusiasts.

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