STANDARDIZED TEST PAD ARRAYS FOR P.C. BOARDS
Original Publication Date: 1985-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-16
It is common, place in the electronics art to test PC. boards either before or after the insertion of components by placing them on a bed-of-nails test fixture. A mask or gasket plate is used to customize the typical universal bed-of-nails test fixture for each particular PC. board. Because of the great variety of test pad locations which are used on present day PC. boards, bed-of-nails test fixtures are notoriously difficult and expensive to construct and maintain.