Patent Number: 6,529,023

Title: Application and test methodology for use with compression land grid array connectors

Abstract: A counterbalancing arrangement for use with a compressive land grid array connector system provides a counterbalancing load element at a side of a system circuit board opposite a back side holding an integrated circuit chip substrate via the connector system. In a first aspect, the counterbalancing load element is a probe template and spacer element providing measurement across to the integrated circuiting. In another aspect, the counterbalancing load element is a mirror image integrated circuit land grid array connector system.

Inventors: Becker; Wiren D. (Hyde Park, NY), McAllister; Michael F. (Clintondale, NY), Ruehle; Gerhard (Sindelfingen, DE)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G01R 1/04 (20060101); G01R 1/02 (20060101); G01R 031/28 ()

Expiration Date: 03/04/2011