Accession Number : ADD015380

Title :   Thermal Fixture for Testing an Integrated Circuit.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 10 Apr 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schneider, Walter T

Report Date : 10 Apr 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Apparatus for controlling the temperature of an integrated circuit. A thermally conductive block has a vacuum passage connected to a vacuum pump for clamping the block to the top of an integrated circuit housing without mechanical clamping structures. A closed fluid loop including a circulating pump, heater and chiller modulate the temperature of a fluid passing through the conductive block thereby to control its temperature and the temperature of the integrated circuit independently of any other integrated circuit.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, TEMPERATURE, ELECTRONICS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, VACUUM PUMPS, CLAMPS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE