US Patent No. 10,405,448

HIGH FREQUENCY BGA CONNECTOR


Patent No. 10,405,448
Issue Date September 03, 2019
Title High Frequency Bga Connector
Inventorship Madhumitha Rengarajan, Mechanicsburg, PA (US)
Lewis Robin Johnson, York, PA (US)
Assignee FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,405,448

1. A connector having a housing with a surface, wherein the connector is configured for attachment to a circuit board with the surface facing the circuit board, the connector comprising:a plurality of pockets in the surface; and
a plurality of contacts held by the housing, each of the plurality of contacts comprising a mating end, a mounting end opposite the mating end and disposed within at least a respective one of the plurality of pockets, and an intermediate portion that extends between the mating end and the mounting end;
wherein:
the plurality of pockets are arranged in a plurality of rows;
within each row, a first portion of the pockets have a center-to-center spacing in a row direction of a first distance from at least one adjacent pocket of the first portion of the pockets, and a second portion of the pockets have a center-to-center spacing in the row direction of a second distance from at least one adjacent pocket of the second portion of the pockets; and
the second distance is less than the first distance.