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Method for a cross-beam contact for an electronic socket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008976D
Publication Date: 2002-Jul-26
Document File: 3 page(s) / 52K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a cross-beam contact for an electronic socket. Benefits include improved performance and improved reliability.

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Method for a cross-beam contact for an electronic socket

Disclosed is a method for a cross-beam contact for an electronic socket. Benefits include improved performance and improved reliability.

Background

              During contact stress, a conventional contact gap widens. This occurrence is called contact stress relaxation. Conventionally, this problem is solved by minimizing the initial contact gap (see Figure 1).

General description

The disclosed method is a cross-beam contact for an electronic circuit socket. It makes contact with a pin from a processor and surface mounts to a processor board. The beams contact a pin on a pinned processor or circuit to transfer electricity from the processor or circuit to/from the circuit board.

Advantages

              The cross-beam contact reduces the widening of contact gap due to contact stress relaxation over time, making the socket suitable for higher contact temperature and extending the socket use life.

Detailed description

              The disclosed method is an electrical contact that is embedded in a circuit housing that mounts on a processor board (see Figure 2). The contact engages with features on an electronic circuit or processor to conduct electricity from the circuit to a circuit board. The embedded contacts are mounted on materials attached to a circuit board.

              The disclosed method can be implemented using the standard socket creation process and the following steps:

1.      Mold the base and cover.

2.      Mold or fabricate the lever.

3.      Form and plate the contacts...