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Integrated Ribbon Cable And Dielectric Support to Replace Discrete Printed Circuit Board in Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037493D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

In some connectors for a ribbon cable, the electrical connection between the cable and the connector parts is made through a printed circuit board. The insulation is stripped from the ends of the cable and the exposed wires are soldered to conductive pads on the printed circuit board. Contact is made against the flat surfaces of the printed conductors.

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Integrated Ribbon Cable And Dielectric Support to Replace Discrete Printed Circuit Board in Connector

In some connectors for a ribbon cable, the electrical connection between the cable and the connector parts is made through a printed circuit board. The insulation is stripped from the ends of the cable and the exposed wires are soldered to conductive pads on the printed circuit board. Contact is made against the flat surfaces of the printed conductors.

In this connector, the ends of the wires are stripped and are flattened to have the general shape of a conductor on a printed circuit board. The wires are then located in a fixture and attached to the surface of a flexible dielectric film to form an integrated structure that is equivalent to the conventional printed circuit board. In an alternate embodiment, the stripped wires are partially imbedded in a thin layer of epoxy. If the ribbon cable has shielded conductors, the shield conductor is positioned under or alongside the signal conductor.

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