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High Performance Contactor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000085033D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bove, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

The contactor depicted in the drawing may be utilized in a high-speed electronic test system for testing high-circuit density semiconductor devices. It provides a readily separable interface between the device under test and the electronic test system.

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High Performance Contactor

The contactor depicted in the drawing may be utilized in a high-speed electronic test system for testing high-circuit density semiconductor devices. It provides a readily separable interface between the device under test and the electronic test system.

The contactor includes two dies 1, 2 which hold and provide alignment of short contacting pins 3. The pins have one end enlarged by either swagging or flame heading to provide a locking action. These pins provide a durable interface at the product/contactor 4 and contactor/space transformer interface 5. Sandwiched between the two sets of dies 1, 2 and pins 3 is a resilient material 6. The path between two opposing pins 3 in this resilient material is electrically conductive 7 (i.e., conductive rubber).

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