Press release: PE 1058-e For immediate release



Pomona Electronics' new Micro SMD Grabber® Test Clip family offers easy, cost-effective solution for fine pitch IC testing

Pomona Electronics introduces a new family of Micro SMD Grabber® Test Clips, designed for testing fine pitch IC packages. These test clips are ideal for use in R&D labs for prototype design and debugging applications. Three grabber styles are offered including both short and long tip styles for 0.8mm to 0.5mm lead pitches and one for lead pitches as small as .3mm. Small yet easy to handle, these new grabbers can be used with virtually any fine pitch IC including QFP, PQFP, SSOP, and TSOP and TSSOP packages.

Pomona's new Micro SMD Grabbers offer a cost effective and versatile solution when compared to higher priced multi-contact test clips. Unlike multi-contact clips which are limited to a single package style, these grabbers can be used on a variety of IC's. And when a specific test clip is not readily available, these grabbers will quickly attach to any IC lead, eliminating the need for labor intensive, potentially destructive soldering.

The Micro SMD Grabber's thin body design allows for side-by-side stacking for adjacent lead probing. The pincer tips are Teflon® insulated to guard against shorting. All styles can be used at frequencies up to 100 MHz and are supplied with flying leads for logic analyzer attachment.

The addition of the new Micro SMD Grabber family enhances Pomona's already broad product offering of grabbers, grabber patch cords, and IC Test Clips. Pomona now offers the largest and most complete family of grabber test clips in the world, from the 1,000 Volt IEC1010-rated Maxigrabber to the very tiny Micro SMD Grabber.


The new Micro SMD Grabbers are available in packs of two or ten pieces. For more information on Pomona's entire line of Grabbers and Grabber Patch Cords order a free copy of Pomona's 1999/2000 Test & Measurement Accessories Catalog at Pomona Electronics Europe, P.O. Box 1186, 5602 BD Eindhoven, the Netherlands or visit our web site at

Pomona Electronics

Pomona Electronics has the broadest line of test accessories in the world for applications ranging from test labs to field service and plant maintenance, repair and operation and are available through the company's global distribution network. The Pomona line includes banana plugs, coaxial cables, oscilloscope and DMM probe kits and accessories, IC test clips, boxes, connectors and test leads. For more than 50 years, the company's innovative design and high quality manufacturing have provided engineers and technicians with tools that keep pace with constantly changing technologies, and meet both UL and IEC1010 safety standards.



Number: PE 1058-e 7/99

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Caption: Pomona Electronicís new Micro SMD Grabber® Test Clip family offers easy, cost-effective solution for Fine Pitch IC testing.