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Original Publication Date: 1976-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-26

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


An inspection system for the orderly and accurate inspec~- tion of etched connector lines on a printed circuit board, or the inspection of any fine detail contained within a flat area, A television camera 2 is mounted onto a micro~ scope 4 which is focused on a printed circuit board 6 or any other test article, The television camera is electri~ cally connected to a television monitor 8 which displays the test article in greatly magnified detail, As magni~ fied, the etched lines of the printed circuit board 10 and any defects 12 contained therein may be easily seen on the T,V, monitor, While the microscope and camera are focused on a defect, the operator may view the test article directly through an additional set of eyepieces