Combination Component Standoff and Carrier
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Small electronic components, such as ceramic capacitors, are sometimes difficult to handle and orient so that they can be soldered to a printed circuit board. Ceramic capacitors are required to be directly attached by soldering to the surface of a printed circuit board. By soldering directly, an inductive path is shortened or eliminated, thus making the capacitor operate more effectively. Other components may be surface-soldered for different reasons.