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Integrated Circuit Carrier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000076462D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Caulfield, JJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This is a carrier for a dual in-line package of integrated circuits. The carrier holds the circuit modules and protects its leads.

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Integrated Circuit Carrier

This is a carrier for a dual in-line package of integrated circuits. The carrier holds the circuit modules and protects its leads.

A carrier assembly includes a carriage 2 and spring loaded slides 3 for retaining a module 1 having a plurality of leads 4. Carriage 2 and slides 3 are mounted to the package pallet 5. To load module 1 in the carriage, slides 3 are depressed either manually or automatically by applying force F. Leads 4 are then inserted into the parallel slots in carriage 2. Removal of force F permits the slides to return to their rest position. The leads are retained in place in carriage
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Modification of the carrier provides for finger strip contacts 6 to be included in carriage 2. Contacts 6 are electrically connected to fasteners 7 and in turn to sliding contact 8. Static discharges from lead to lead are thus minimized. During tests, the shorting of all leads is broken by applying a small restraining force P to module 1 and depressing slides 3 by applying force F. After testing, forces F and P are removed and the module is again shorted.

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