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Compatible Custom Contactor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052915D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

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Byrnes, HP Wahl, R [+details]


This is a wafer or chip contactor which is an alternative to presently used commercial cantilever contactors. It consists of probe and space transformer portions. The probe portion is separable and consists of two dies (one of which also serves as a housing), contacts, and a sighting window with reticle. The space transformer is epoxied to a modified `popout' card and consists of a housing containing potted discrete wires which fan out from the upper contact `footprint'. A custom `popout' card with appropriate printed circuitry could also serve as a space transformer.