US Patent No. 10,249,988


Patent No. 10,249,988
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Paddle Card Having Shortened Signal Contact Pads
Inventorship Michael T. Craton, Harrisburg, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,249,988

1. A substrate configured to be received by an electrical connector, the substrate comprising:a trailing end and a leading end spaced from the trailing end in a direction of insertion of the substrate into the electrical connector;
at least one surface;
at least one electrical signal contact pad carried by the at least one surface and defining a trailing edge and a leading edge spaced from the trailing edge in the direction of insertion, the electrical signal contact pad having a signal contact pad length from the leading edge to the trailing edge that is less than another signal contact pad length of a signal contact pad of another substrate that is configured to be received by the electrical connector by an offset distance of approximately 0.2 mm; and
a lead-in contact pad disposed between the at least one electrical signal contact pad and the leading end, wherein the lead-in contact pad has a contact pad length greater than a lead-in contact pad length of the another substrate.