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
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE