"NEEDLELESS" PROBE CARD
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-31
As the pad count and density of integrated circuits increases, the availability of adequate probe cards becomes a technical and financial nightmare. As early as 1982 (when this approach was first discovered) we were pushing the limits of current PC board and needle technology with a200 pad requirement. What was needed was a cost effective, high performance alternative to existing probe card approaches.