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Module Connector Structure for Fiber-Optic and Conventional Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044076D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hinrichsmeyer, K Stadler, EE Stahl, R [+details]

Abstract

A button module connector structure is proposed which constitutes a simple and efficient self-centering connector for electrical or opto-electronic connections. Presently, circuit modules are generally soldered to printed circuit boards or plugged into sockets which, in turn, are soldered to printed circuit boards. For this purpose, several operations are normally required, such as module insertion, module pin bending for holding the module in place, module soldering, etc. The proposed button module is schematically illustrated in the drawing and will be described below with respect to conventional as well as fiber-optic applications. Basically, the button module, comprising one or several chips, has at its bottom surface a buttonlike structure and contact-making springs 2 and 3.