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MarkS
Post subject: RF Hybrid Test Interface Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:01 pm
We are trying to locate a method to get us a durable, repeatable, non-destructive connection interface between a flat-pack RF hybrid and a 50-ohm analyzer input. In the end-use application, the device would be soldered in place, but that is not possible to do in a manufacturing test environment.


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Guest
Post subject: Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:29 am
Design a test fixture which merely clamps the part down to a test board. Tou can use a a piece of plastic with alignment holes which slips over the part to align the pins onto the traces.


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Post subject: Test fixturePosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:56 pm
You might see if Cascade Microtech can help.

Good Luck!



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