Incorporation of Decoupling Capacitors into Connector
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
Depicted in the drawing is a socket-type connector receptacle which incorporates provision for placement of decoupling capacitors between ground and voltage sockets. The receptacle body is molded with indentations to accommodate the capacitors on the side facing the substrate. The capacitors are then seated within these indentations and reflow-soldered to the termination pads extending from the sockets. This structure locates decoupling capacitors as close to the points of entry into the substrate as possible. Seating in indentations places the capacitors below the surface, protecting them from damage.