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Push plate, mounting assembly, circuit board, and method of assembling thereof for ball grid array packages

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May 16, 2017
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Push Plate for Ball Grid Array Test Sockets
A push plate that includes springs in the form of cantilever flexures and an inspection window is disclosed. The push plate provides a known, uniform, down force and minimal torque to a package to be tested. The cantilevers have a known, calculable down force producing stiffness. The window provides for viewing of the package during testing.
February 14, 2013
H01R 13/62 (20060101); H01H 13/50 (20060101); H05K 3/30 (20060101); H01R 13/639 (20060101);
;200/534 ;439/8,66,331,73 ;73/827,842
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 between the United States Department of Energy and Sandia Corporation, for the operation of the Sandia National Laboratories.