Accession Number : ADD016483
Title : Thermal Fixture for Testing an Integrated Circuit.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 Apr 92, patented 19 Jul 94,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Schneider, Walter T
Report Date : 19 Jul 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 7
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 : *TEMPERATURE CONTROL, *CIRCUIT TESTERS, *TEST FIXTURES, FLUIDS, HEATERS, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, LOOPS, PUMPS, TEMPERATURE, VACUUM PUMPS, THERMAL ANALYSIS, CLAMPS
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE