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IDC With Compliant Pin

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037885D
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

Basista, JF: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a new design for an IDC (Insulation Displacement Connector) printed circuit board connector. This connector employs the use of a compliant pin for the interface to the board instead of a solder termination. This design relies on a mechanical termination process for the board/card and eliminates the need for a solder process.

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IDC With Compliant Pin

Disclosed is a new design for an IDC (Insulation Displacement Connector) printed circuit board connector. This connector employs the use of a compliant pin for the interface to the board instead of a solder termination. This design relies on a mechanical termination process for the board/card and eliminates the need for a solder process.

For assembly to the board/card, the card is placed into a fixture for support so as not to stress the card. The cable connector is then located onto the card with the lead-in of the pin in the plated thru hole (PTH). A press is then used to insert the pins from the cable connector into the PTH. The press provides a uniform load so as not to cock the connector during insertion, eliminating damage to the PTH.

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Disclosed anonymously.

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