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DECODER/RECEIVER BACKUP CELL CONNECTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006988D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Mark Besharat: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In order for communication products, such as pagers to be compatible with other such products available in the market, three goals must include the following design criteria: l-Reduce cycle time in production 2-Reduce cost 3-Minimize the number ofparts In most of the cases, step 3 is known as the most important step in the product design, since part count reduction would ultimately reduce the cost and the cycle time. Producing pagers at lower cost, smaller size and at better quality continues to provide a leading edge for Motorola over the competition.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 20 October 1993

DECODER/RECEIVER BACKUP CELL CONi)lECTOR

by Mark Besharat and Hossein Kasmai

  In order for communication products, such as pagers to be compatible with other such products available in the market, three goals must include the following design criteria:

l-Reduce cycle time in production 2-Reduce cost
3-Minimize the number ofparts

  In most of the cases, step 3 is known as the most important step in the product design, since part count reduction would ultimately reduce the cost and the cycle time. Producing pagers at lower cost, smaller size and at better quality continues to provide a leading edge for Motorola over the competition.

  Two of the most common parts used in current pagers are the backup cell holder and the connector that interfaces between the decoder and the receiver board. Currently, these two parts are purchased indi- vidually and mounted on the decoder board

separately.

  In order to approach the part count reduction goal, the backup cell holder and the receiver/decoder interface connector can be combined as one part (shown in diagram below).

  By combining the two parts together, the part count is reduced by one"part, which translates into cycle time reduction in the factory, since the num- ber of parts handled by an operator or a robot is reduced. Cost reduction is also achieved, since the new combined connector requires the vendor to use a single tooling fixture as oppose to two tooling fix...