Socket for Functional Testing of Short Pin Modules
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
Standard length ceramic module pins, used to mount the module to a socket for functionally testing a printed circuit board or card, are typically secured to spring loaded connectors that clamp the module pin from the side. The implementation of shorter pins necessitated the use of a different configuration of socket connector. A new socket design, with the capacity to contact the pin with an end connector, works as described in the following.