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INTEGRATED CIRCUIT RETENTION DEVICE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005753D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Russell W. Intravartolo: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Existing IC sockets in the marketplace will not sufficiently retain an IC through extensive vibration. The present spring clip 10 (Figs. 1A and 18) uses opposing spring action with retaining feet 11 to squeeze and retain the IC 12 in its carrier socket 13. Generally, PC board density is such that no room is provided for use by a component retention system. The present spring clip 10 uses the socket 13 for mounting, and thus requires no additional PC board space for mounting.

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MOZOROlA Technical Developments Volume a October 1988

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT RETENTION DEVICE

by Russell W. lntravartolo and David Currier

   Existing IC sockets in the marketplace will not sufficiently retain an IC through extensive vibration. The present spring clip 10 (Figs. 1A and 18) uses opposing spring action with retaining feet 11 to squeeze and retain the IC 12 in its carrier socket 13. Generally, PC board density is such that no room is provided for use by a component retention system. The present spring clip 10 uses the socket 13 for mounting, and thus requires no additional PC board space for mounting.

   The present spring clip 10 is intended to be installed after the PC board is assembled. Assembly is ac- complished in accordance with the steps indicated in Figure 2. Release of the spring clip 10 requires two legs on a common side to be unhooked from under the IC socket. The spring clip 10 can then be lifted off vertically.

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MO7VROLA Technical Developments Volume 8 October 1988

STEP No.2

STEP No.3

FIG. 2

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