Patent Number: 6,168,474

Title: Communications connector having crosstalk compensation

Abstract: The present invention relates to a communications connector comprising an internal circuit board having a plurality of circuit board layers that include a plurality of capacitive and inductive devices that counteract the crosstalk created by a first other connector mated to the communications connector. In addition, the communications connector comprises an internal fanout assembly mounted to the internal circuit board that has a plurality of conductors arranged so as to form a compensation area that counteracts crosstalk created by a second other connector mated to the communications connector. The circuit board can comprise at least one capacitive device provided on its outer surface that is manually reducible in size so as to adjust the amount of capacitance created therewith such that the amount of crosstalk compensation provided by the circuit board can be adjusted.

Inventors: German; Michael Gregory (Secaucus, NJ), Hess; Jeffrey Allen (Fishers, IN), Pharney; Julian Robert (Indianapolis, IN), Spitz; William Tracy (Indianapolis, IN), Steele; Ted E. (Lawrence, IN)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: H04Q 1/02 (20060101); H04Q 1/14 (20060101); H05K 1/02 (20060101); H05K 1/16 (20060101); H01R 017/18 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018