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INTEGRATED INTERCONNECT/PROGRAMMING CONNECTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006483D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Rodney S. Whaley: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The trend in the electronic industry is towards min- iaturization. As products become smaller, the available printed circuit board space is also reduced. This creates the need to integrate together components and features of components in order to save space. Along these limes it is advantageous to integrate the interconnector, for con- nections to printed circuit boards, and a programming connector that are both commonly used in most pagers.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 16 August 1992

INTEGRATED INTERCONNECT/PROGRAMMING CONNECTOR

by Rodney S. Whaley and Partha S. Dutta

  The trend in the electronic industry is towards min- iaturization. As products become smaller, the available printed circuit board space is also reduced. This creates the need to integrate together components and features of components in order to save space. Along these limes it is advantageous to integrate the interconnector, for con- nections to printed circuit boards, and a programming connector that are both commonly used in most pagers.

The majority of pagers manufactured today are of

the two PCB design. One board performs all the receiver functions, while the second board is the decoder. These boards are generally joined together with a connector. This is often accomplished with mating snap-fit connec- tors placed on both the receiver and decoder boards. A second connector is also needed for programming the operating parameters of the pager. By combining the interconnector and the programming connector, a sig- nitkant space savings can be realized. The Integrated Interconnector/Progmmming Connector is shown below.

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