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Disclosed is an electrical connector having a substrate and movable electrical contacts which are mounted to the substrate and extend a distance D from the substrate. A layer of compressible material (such as a foam or elastomeric material) is positioned on the substrate adjacent at least some of the electrical contacts and ideally has an uncompressed thickness slightly greater than the distance D to provide for protection of the electrical contacts. When a mating electrical device such as an electrical connector or other circuit member is mated to the electrical connector with its electrical contacts and its layer of compressible material, the layer of compressible material is compressed to a thickness less than the distance D, allowing the contacts to make a suitable electrical interconnection to the mating electrical device. The compressible material may be selected which has a force-to-compression plot which includes at least one inflection, defining a first region on one side of the inflection where a given increment of force provides a larger increment of compression and a second region on the other side of the inflection where the same increment of compressive force provides a substantially smaller increment of compression. The compressible material can function to prevent damage to the movable electrical contacts from handling, packing, shipping, assembly, testing, connection and/or mating of the connector.


Patent
Neoconix | Date: 2014-02-04

The present invention is an electrical connector in which a substrate (such as a printed circuit board or PCB) includes a plurality of apertures (or vias) and some of those apertures are filled with two materials to improve the characteristics of the electrical interconnection. The preferred process of crating the filled vias includes the steps of plating the vias with an electrically-conductive material to create an electrically-conductive path between portions of the substrate and components associated with the substrate and partially filling the apertures, then filling at least a portion of the apertures or vias with a second or different filling material to seal at least apart of the electrically conductive path through the plating. The second filling material may be chosen to provide thermal compensation for the connection.


Neoconix | Entity website

Neoconix products provide a tremendous value in a a broad range of markets. Electronic engineers have begun to understand and value the tremendous flexibility the PCBeam technology enables ...


Neoconix | Entity website

High Speed High Power FPC link between PC Boards Overview The X-Beam FPC Jumper solution provides a flexible electro-mechanical link between two circuit boards, utilizing an advanced flexible printed circuit (FPC) with an ultra-low profile 48 position connector on each end. The board connections are made with a surface mounted, ultra-low profile X-Beam Connector, which occupies minimal board space and offers outstanding reliability ...


Neoconix | Entity website

Neoconixs core technology for connector manufacturing, the PCBeam process, is an innovative approach to designing and manufacturing electrical connectors. In contrast to traditional molding & stitching of metal contacts, Neoconix uses photolithography and etch processes to produce its connector products ...


News Article | April 7, 2015
Site: neoconix.com

Enabling the Latest Advancements in Mobile and Wearable Electronics with Industry Leading Flex-to-Board Connector Standard Products SAN JOSE, CA April 7, 2015 – Neoconix today announced immediate availability of its LPM (Low Profile Mobile) family of standard connectors utilizing its PCBeam™ technology. Featuring an ultra-low profile mated height of 0.28mm, the product family has been developed specifically for flex-to-board connections in mobile applications such as tablet computers, laptops, smart phones, fitness trackers, virtual reality glasses and other portable / wearable electronics requiring interconnect with combined functionality (I/O and Power in the same connector), high performance, and high reliability within the smallest possible dimensional footprint. The LPM product family has 19 different configurations, with pin counts ranging from 12 positions to 82 positions. The family leverages Neoconix’s highly developed PCBeamTM technology. The company has filed over 60 patents on PCBeamTM technology and has shipped over 1 Billion contacts in the past 10 years. The technology provides the unique capability to combine high-speed signals and power connections within the same connector. Neoconix low profile connectors are used today in applications running up to 28Gbps and at greater than 5A of current. “Neoconix is proud to continue leading the electrical connector marketplace in terms of thinness,” said Woody Maynard, VP of Marketing for Neoconix. “These connectors are literally thinner than a business card, which not only saves space, but also results in an extremely short signal path for low resistance and excellent signal integrity. Moreover, the LPM family represents the first full line of standard products from Neoconix enabling customers to realize the fastest time-to-market (TtM) and ramp-to-volume (RtV).” The LPM family of connectors is available today off the shelf through Neoconix and its Sales Representatives. Any LPM connector may be ordered to support a production ramp of 2+ Million units per month. Neoconix is best known for rapid development and production of custom electrical connectors (often within 2 weeks) at very low Non-Recurring Engineering costs (NRE). Neoconix will maintain its custom connector solution and will allow customer to define custom connectors based on a standard LPM solution. The full range of LPM electrical connectors are available now with pricing below $0.015 per contact in volume production.


News Article | September 15, 2014
Site: neoconix.com

San Jose, CA— (September 15, 2014) — Neoconix Incorporated, the leader in miniaturized low-profile electrical connectors today announced an agreement with Moulthrop Sales, Inc., which appoints it as a Neoconix sales representative. Moulthrop will join existing Neoconix sales representative, CSI, in covering the Northern California territory. CSI will continue to focus on Industrial customers while Moulthrop will play a key role in driving adoption of Neoconix’s revolutionary patent pending electrical connector technology, based on PCBeamTM, into high growth and emerging market segments such as mobile consumer electronics, server, storage and wearables. “It is vital that our sales partners align with our goals and fully understand the needs of our customers”, said Dinesh Kalakkad – President of Neoconix. “We believe we have found a great partner in Moulthrop. With over 60 years in high-technology sales, Moulthrop has developed deep relationships with key decision makers within the high growth markets they target.” “Neoconix ideally fits our more than 20 years of electrical connector and socket sales experience and is extremely complimentary to our existing portfolio of solutions” said Moulthrop President Clark Moulthrop. “With Neoconix, we can further extend and strengthen our system-based sales approach for high growth markets that value time-to-market, high performance and low cost that Neoconix connector and socket products provide.” Moulthrop Sales, Inc. has been representing leading manufacturers of electronic components since 1950, covering Northern California and Northern Nevada. Our professional sales staff matches products with customers, works with the customer throughout the design-in process, and brings the order to fruition in Purchasing. We continue to provide the customer with a high level of service after the sale to increase future business potential. Neoconix, Inc. is the leading supplier of high density, high performance electrical connectors and interconnects. The company leverages its advanced printed circuit board (PCB) processing techniques to enable high-performance connectors at low cost. Characterized by exceptional dimensional control at fine feature sizes, Neoconix’s PCBeam™ technology is ideal for a broad set of board-to-board, flex-to-board, and LGA socket applications. Neoconix’s products and technologies are used in many markets, including mobile electronics, computing, military, telecommunications, and test equipment. For more information, please go to www.neoconix.com.


News Article | January 29, 2014
Site: neoconix.com

San Jose, CA— (January 29, 2013) — Neoconix Incorporated, the leader in advanced miniaturized low-profile electrical connectors is proud to announce it has now shipped over 1 billion contacts.  With over 10 years of research and development and 60 patents (issued or pending), Neoconix has experienced significant customer adoption of its PCBeamTM technology within high growth markets such as Consumer Electronics and Mobile as well as traditional markets such as Medical, Mil-Aero, Networking, Telecom and Test and Measurement.  Neoconix offers PCBA-to-PCBA (board-to-board), FLEX PCBA-to-PCBA (flex-to-board) connectors and LGA sockets. Neoconix’s PCBeamTM technology represents a revolutionary break from traditional electrical connectors by utilizing Printed Circuit Board (PCB) techniques capable of producing radically thin connectors (< 0.3mm) with superior signal integrity (> 28Gbps), high current capacity (up to 3 Amps per contact) and extreme ruggedness (capable of withstanding up to 1500g shock) while meeting industry leading reliability standards in aggressive environments. “After significant investments in R&D and manufacturing, it is most satisfying to have achieved this major milestone”, said Dinesh Kalakkad – President / COO of Neoconix.  He went on to say “We see an extremely bright future for Neoconix’s PCBeamTM technology, with significant design-wins across a spectrum of markets, most notably within the high growth market segments which will lead to accelerated shipments in 2014 and 2015.  Looking further out, we see continued adoption in traditional markets which will provide added shipment growth in 2015 and beyond.  The superior value proposition our products offer coupled with our unique ability to deliver custom solution within two weeks at competitive price points is proving to be a powerful enabling solution.” Neoconix will be exhibiting at DesignCon 2014 in booth 839, January 29-30, 2014. Neoconix, Inc. is the leading supplier of high density, high performance electrical connectors and interconnects. The company leverages its advanced printed circuit board (PCB) processing techniques to enable high-performance connectors at low cost. Characterized by exceptional dimensional control at fine feature sizes, Neoconix’s PCBeam™ technology is ideal for a broad set of board-to-board, flex-to-board, and LGA socket applications. Neoconix’s products and technologies are used in many markets, including mobile electronics, computing, military, telecommunications, and test equipment. For more information, please go to www.neoconix.com.


News Article | September 30, 2009
Site: www.xconomy.com

Neoconix is dedicated to interconnect design, development, integration, manufacturing, and support. We dramatically improve the performance, reliability and cost across a broad range of electronic systems, from consumer products to high performance computing and networking systems.

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