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Direct Cable Attachment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045258D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hubiche, R: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes an interface system that permits the direct attachment of external machine cables to electronic circuit cards.

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Direct Cable Attachment

This article describes an interface system that permits the direct attachment of external machine cables to electronic circuit cards.

The figure shows the interface system. The lower portion of back panel 10 contains a large opening that is designed to accept a conventional back panel circuit card. The card is held in position by a snap-in card stiffener, allowing easy removal if field change is required. Grooves in opposite edges of the assembly permit a slideable attachment into a system frame. The cable attaching port extends from both flat surfaces of the back panel. The rear extension guides and secures the I/O cable connector into position. The opposite port positions the connector of the mating electronic card. The internal walls of the port are tapered to assist entry of both connectors. The I/O cable connector housing is designed to locate and latch within the back panel port. Once assembled, it becomes an integral part of the back panel, allowing multiple insertion/removals of the electronic card. The I/O cable connector housing is constructed to permit attachment/removal without tools.

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