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True Board Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047974D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Floyd, RK: AUTHOR

Abstract

A new connector is described which allows cards to be plugged into a board from either the components or soldered sides. In the figure, connectors 2 and 4 may be attached to a slotted system board 6 in the conventional manner. Slots in the board allow the card edge of a Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) 8 or module to be plugged into the system board through the back or soldered side. The board can also have cards 10 and other components on one side and CRUs or modules on the other. This packaging method eliminates some need for internal cables and card area, thereby increasing reliability and maintaining high modularity while reducing packaging volume and costs. The system board may still be wave soldered.

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True Board Connector

A new connector is described which allows cards to be plugged into a board from either the components or soldered sides. In the figure, connectors 2 and 4 may be attached to a slotted system board 6 in the conventional manner. Slots in the board allow the card edge of a Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) 8 or module to be plugged into the system board through the back or soldered side. The board can also have cards 10 and other components on one side and CRUs or modules on the other. This packaging method eliminates some need for internal cables and card area, thereby increasing reliability and maintaining high modularity while reducing packaging volume and costs. The system board may still be wave soldered.

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