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Method for a multiport flag USB type-A connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019051D
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a multiport flag universal serial bus (USB) type-A connector. Benefits include improved functionality.

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Method for a multiport flag USB type-A connector

Disclosed is a method for a multiport flag universal serial bus (USB) type-A connector. Benefits include improved functionality.

Background

         Customers are demanding more functionality without allowing legacy input/output (I/O) connectors to be removed, creating a requirement for space-saving I/O connectors. Conventional multiport USB components are two horizontal USB ports in one housing stacked on the rear I/O panel (see Figure 1).

Description

         The disclosed method is a multiport USB connector with each port oriented perpendicular to the PCB (see Figure 2). The disclosed method enables greater space utilization on the rear I/O panel of computer systems. Two USB receptacles are located within the same housing, one over the other, both oriented in the flag direction (perpendicular to the printed circuit board).

Advantages

         The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

•         Improved functionality due to providing the same number of USB ports in half the board space of conventional solutions

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