PLUG-IN, SELF-FIXTURING MINIATURE IC CARRIER
Original Publication Date: 1983-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-08
This carrier addresses a requirement for a simple means of changing IC's. One particularly suited application is in a synthesized radio which the transmit and receive frequencies are programmed via a PROM integrated circuit. To change the operating frequencies, it is necessary to only change the PROM. This carrier provides a protective PROM housing which can be easily removed and replaced from the outside of the radio and thereby, solves the user problem of needing a simple means to change the operating frequencies without having to replace the entire radio.