Patent Number: 6,166,554

Title: Flexible electrical test fixture for integrated circuits on prototype and production printed circuit boards

Abstract: An electrical test fixture used to connect the probes of an electronic test instrument to the pins of any integrated circuit. Made from flexible material, the fixture folds above the integrated circuit under test bringing test point pins to useable position. The integrated circuit ususally is soldered to the test fixture and the test fixture soldered into the target circuit. Provides for noninvasive pickoff of integrated circuit signals. Allows production versions of a design to be identical to the prototype version.

Inventors: Webster; Larry D. (Dublin, CA), Pardo; Ehud (Santa Clara, CA), Duluk, Jr.; Jerome F. (Palo Alto, CA)

Assignee: Electronics Products Company

International Classification: G01R 1/04 (20060101); G01R 1/02 (20060101); H05K 1/18 (20060101); G01R 031/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017