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Method for integrating a 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 magnetic connector over IEEE 1394 a and b connectors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006279D
Publication Date: 2001-Dec-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 1K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for integrating a 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 magnetic connector over IEEE 1394 a and b connectors. Benefits include improved simplicity with the use of one connector for two interfaces.

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Method for integrating a 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 magnetic connector over IEEE 1394 a and b connectors

Disclosed is a method for integrating a 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 magnetic connector over IEEE 1394 a and b connectors.  Benefits include improved simplicity with the use of one connector for two interfaces.

Background

      The disclosed method addresses the problem of providing two interfaces in one connector and placing one assembly placement on a printed circuit board (PCB). Conventionally, two individual connectors must be used.

Description

      The disclosed method is a design for a 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ 45 modular jack integrated with IEEE 1394 a and b connectors. Variations of this method include an integrated vertical 10/100/100 Mbps RJ45 modular jack over one or two IEEE 1394 a and b connectors (see Figure 1).  Attachment technology would include both through hole and surface mount attachment.  The illustration (below) is a 10/100 Mbps RJ45 modular jack integrated with IEEE 1394b connector.

      The key elements of the method include:

·        Design of an integrated connector to save assembly time associated with manually insertion of multiple connectors per board and minimize required PCB area for seating.

·        Multiple interfaces (I/O) within a single connector design.

Advantages

      The disclosed method presents technical advantages over the conventional method, including:

·        Enables the use of one connector containing multiple interfaces and one placement onto the PCB.

·        One-piece design eliminates th...