FOLDABLE Y-SHAPE FLEX
Original Publication Date: 1997-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-30
An emulator circuit is used to test a software to be used in an electronic device before fabricating an integrated circuit (IC) having the software. Typically, the emulator is mounted with a socket onto a printed circuit board (PCB) for the electronic device so as to test and simulate the software under operating conditions. However, mounting the socket is a problem when the PCB has components in the vicinity where the IC that is being emulated will be mounted. Such a problem can be overcome by using a foldable Y-shape flex as described below and illustrated with Figures 1,2, and 3.