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Multi-Leaded Surface-Mounted Component Extender Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040159D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Collier, LE Guzdzial, MJ Tylicki, GM [+details]

Abstract

Testing of printed circuit boards having multi-leaded surface-mounted components, such as small outline integrated circuits (SOICs) and plastic-leaded chip carriers (PLCCs), may be tested by the use of an extender device without having to remove and add the SOICs and PLCCs by de-soldering them from the board. This enables verification of a test program or circuit design through performing circuit debug and fault insertion. A printed circuit board using multi-leaded surface-mounted components, such as SOICs and PLCCs, for example, has unique problems when it is necessary to perform circuit debug or fault insertion in verifying a test program.