Patent Number: 6,254,435

Title: Edge card connector for a printed circuit board

Abstract: An edge card electrical connector is adapted for receiving an edge of a printed circuit board having contact pads on at least one side of the board adjacent the edge. The connector includes an elongated dielectric housing having a board-receiving face with an elongated slot for receiving the edge of the printed circuit board. A plurality of terminal-receiving cavities are spaced longitudinally of the slot along at least one side thereof and separated by transverse walls. A plurality of first and second terminals are received in the cavities. The shapes of the terminals are such as to provide excellent capacitive coupling between the first and second terminals to improve electrical performance and reduce crosstalk of the connector.

Inventors: Cheong; Kai Mook (Naperville, IL), McGrath; James L. (Bloomingdale, IL), Nelson; Richard A. (Geneva, IL), Panella; Augusto P. (Naperville, IL), Resendez; Javier (Streamwood, IL), McClelland; Timothy R. (Bolingbrook, IL)

Assignee: Molex Incorporated

International Classification: H01R 13/66 (20060101); H01R 024/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018