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Disclosed is a test probe [10] for testing a test device [not shown], also known as a device under test, while precisely controlling the force exerted by the test probe [10] on the test device. Included is a translation ring [18] as well as a carrier [12] formed to have at least a first side and a second side. The support means [12] is coupled to the translation ring [18]. Also included is at least one flexure pivot [14] for delivering a force to a test device; the flexure pivot [14] is coupled to the first side of the carrier. A membrane [16] is coupled to the second side of the carrier. Finally, at least one signal contact bump [24] is mounted on the membrane [16] for communicating an electric current between the test probe [10] and the test device [not shown].

Title
Force delivery system for improved precision membrane probe
Application Number
162763
Publication Number
4980637
Application Date
September 23, 1988
Publication Date
December 25, 1990
Inventor
Brian Leslie
Cupertino
CA, US
Richard E Huff
Belmont
CA, US
Assignee
Hewlett Packard Company
CA, US
IPC
G01R 1/06
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