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Multi-Port Flag 1394 Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018760D
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 134K

Publishing Venue

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that uses a multi-port 1394 connector, with each port oriented in the "flag" direction (i.e. perpendicular to the PCB). Benefits include having two 1394 ports in half the board space of existing solutions.

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Multi-Port Flag 1394 Connector

Disclosed is a method that uses a multi-port 1394 connector, with each port oriented in the “flag” direction (i.e. perpendicular to the PCB). Benefits include having two 1394 ports in half the board space of existing solutions.

Background

Currently, available 1394 connectors are oriented horizontally, taking up at least twice as much linear space on the rear I/O panel for 2 ports. Customers are demanding more functionality without allowing legacy I/O connectors to be removed. This creates a need for space-saving I/O connectors.

General Description

The disclosed method allows for greater space utilization on the rear I/O panel of computer systems. Stacking the 1394 connectors one over the other in a flag configuration allows two 1394 ports to be offered in only half the board space used by existing 1394 connectors.

Advantages

The disclosed method allows for two 1394 ports in half the board space of existing solutions.

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