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Pluggable Board Segment for Active Tailgate Packages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037884D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-30
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Buchler, WE, Jr: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

The Pluggable Board Segment is designed to provide a low cost, highly reliable serpentine connector interface. This invention consists of four major areas; printed circuit board, serpentine contacts, serpentine housings, and a board interface connector. Customized wiring on the printed circuit board (1) furnishes conductivity between the serpentine contacts and the interface connector. The serpentine contacts (2) are directly soldered to the board to provide a low cost, highly reliable connection. The serpentine housing (3) stabilizes the contacts and strain relieves the attaching cable. Providing output from the board segment, the board interface connector (4) mates directly with the component carrying card or allows a shielded cable to be plugged for use in passive tailgates.

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Pluggable Board Segment for Active Tailgate Packages

The Pluggable Board Segment is designed to provide a low cost, highly reliable serpentine connector interface. This invention consists of four major areas; printed circuit board, serpentine contacts, serpentine housings, and a board interface connector. Customized wiring on the printed circuit board (1) furnishes conductivity between the serpentine contacts and the interface connector. The serpentine contacts (2) are directly soldered to the board to provide a low cost, highly reliable connection. The serpentine housing (3) stabilizes the contacts and strain relieves the attaching cable. Providing output from the board segment, the board interface connector (4) mates directly with the component carrying card or allows a shielded cable to be plugged for use in passive tailgates. The entire board segment is attached and strain relieved to a stiffening member (5) by means of two screws (6) going through each serpentine connector block.

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