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Method for an electronic connector with embedded passive components

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008242D
Publication Date: 2002-May-29
Document File: 4 page(s) / 124K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for an electronic connector with embedded passive components. Benefits include improved functionality.

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Method for an electronic connector with embedded passive components

Disclosed is a method for an electronic connector with embedded passive components. Benefits include improved functionality.

Background

              Conventional connectors play only a pass-through role in circuit electronics. The pad or pin that contacts the connector has a direct electrical path to the processor board (see Figure 1).

              Adding passive components (passives), such as capacitors and resistors, to circuits or processors is a cost and assembly issue that is absorbed by the circuit company if the component is not embedded in the connector. The connector is required to have a cutout to make room for the passives if they are mounted on the processor (see Figure 2). Die-side passives are not typically practical due to required sizes and shapes to keep them below the height of the die.

General description

              The disclosed method is an electronic connector or socket with embedded passive components, such as resistors and capacitors.

Advantages

              The disclosed method provides advantages including:

·        Reduced or eliminated requirement for passives on the circuit

·        Reduced connector size

·        Reduced assembly steps

·        Capability to add passives, such as capacitors and resistors, to improve circuit electrical characteristics

·        Reduced cost

Detailed description

              The disclosed method embeds passive components in the connector. Various methods can be used to make solid contact with the passives.

              For example, a ZIF connector (see Figu...