Method of Mounting Low-Cost Multiple Transistor Modules
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
A multiple transistor module is mounted on a printed circuit board at an angle so that its overall height is such that it does not require larger automation equipment than presently used and so that it does not take up too much area on the printed circuit board. A low-cost multiple transistor module 1 has an aluminum heatsink 2 attached thereto by two brass eyelets 3 to form a unit 4. The eyelets 3, which are a lower cost method than using solid studs or screws and tapped holes, are attached to the module 1 and the heatsink 2 by pick and place equipment of an automated assembly line. Then, the unit 4 is positioned by automated pick and place equipment on a printed circuit board 5 with leads 6 of the unit 4 extending through openings in the printed circuit board 5.