INTEGRATED CIRCUIT RETENTION DEVICE
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-02
Existing IC sockets in the marketplace will not sufficiently retain an IC through extensive vibration. The present spring clip 10 (Figs. 1A and 18) uses opposing spring action with retaining feet 11 to squeeze and retain the IC 12 in its carrier socket 13. Generally, PC board density is such that no room is provided for use by a component retention system. The present spring clip 10 uses the socket 13 for mounting, and thus requires no additional PC board space for mounting.