Surface mounted array strain relief device

  • US 4,764,848 A
  • Filed: 11/24/1986
  • Issued: 08/16/1988
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/24/1986
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An electrical assembly comprising:

  • (a) a printed circuit board having at least one major surface having predetermined locations thereon which are adapted to receive electrical conductors;

    (b) a substantially planar integrated circuit package having a plurality of electrical conductors fixed thereto and extending therefrom so as to form mechanical and electrical connections between said printed circuit board and said integrated circuit package, said integrated circuit package having a central area and a periphery surrounding said central area, some of said plurality of electrical conductors being fixed to said central area; and

    (c) each of said electrical conductors located within said integrated circuit package and extending therefrom and having a root at one end, a curved knee portion, and a tip at the other end thereof, each of said conductors being attached at said root to said integrated circuit package and at said tip to said printed circuit board to form said fixed electrical and mechanical connection, said root and said tip of each of said electrical conductors lying along the same axis perpendicular to the plane formed by said integrated circuit package, each of said electrical connectors providing strain relief between said printed circuit board and said integrated circuit package components of said electrical assembly to accommodate for forces applied to said components in at least three directions while maintaining said mechanical and electrical connections.

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