06888360 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 24 patents.

This invention provides an evaluation board for evaluating one or more aspects of a surface mount technology system. In one aspect, the evaluation board has a substrate with at least one surface. A plurality of board pad patterns, each including a plurality of board pads, is formed on the surface. The different board pad patterns may have different shaped, sized and spaced board pads, allowing the characteristics of a surface mount technology to be tested on some or all of the board pad patterns at the same time and under uniform conditions. In another aspect, the surface may have a plurality of area-filled board pads similarly allowing a surface mount technology to be tested on the various area-filled board pads.

Title
Surface mount technology evaluation board having varied board pad characteristics
Application Number
10/781887
Publication Number
6888360 (B1)
Application Date
February 20, 2004
Publication Date
May 3, 2005
Inventor
Beverly Howard Christian
Waterloo
CA
David James Connell
Brantford
CA
Agent
Bereskin & Parr
Assignee
Research In Motion
CA
IPC
G01R 031/02
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