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Connector Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060781D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lawrence, MJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a device for interconnecting data terminal equipment (DTE) to a cabling system. Usually, the cabling system is pre-wired into a building and lies behind the walls of the building. The connecting device includes one interface that is connected into the cabling system and another interface that is connected into the DTE. Fig. 1 shows a cutaway view of the connector which includes a housing 10 having a hermaphroditic interface 12 and a product attachment interface 14. The hermaphroditic interface 12 provides coupling into the cabling system while the product attachment interface 14 provides coupling into the DTE. The product attachment interface 14 may interconnect one or two products. The means for interconnecting the products may be coaxial or non-coaxial cable.

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Connector Assembly

This article describes a device for interconnecting data terminal equipment (DTE) to a cabling system. Usually, the cabling system is pre-wired into a building and lies behind the walls of the building. The connecting device includes one interface that is connected into the cabling system and another interface that is connected into the DTE. Fig. 1 shows a cutaway view of the connector which includes a housing 10 having a hermaphroditic interface 12 and a product attachment interface 14. The hermaphroditic interface 12 provides coupling into the cabling system while the product attachment interface 14 provides coupling into the DTE. The product attachment interface 14 may interconnect one or two products. The means for interconnecting the products may be coaxial or non- coaxial cable. The non-coaxial cable may include fiber optics, etc. Apair of balun transformers 16 and 18 interconnects each of the coaxial terminators to terminal posts (not shown) located at the hermaphroditic interface section of the connector. The function of the balun transformer is to match the electrical coaxial media with that of the media which is used in the cabling system. In the event that non-coaxial media has to be matched with the cabling system, then an appropriate matching device would be mounted in the housing of the connecting device. The housing 10 includes a grounding system (Fig. 2) enclosed in a snap- together plastic cover 22. In Fig. 1, a portion of the...