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Circuit Board Connection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000073489D
Original Publication Date: 1970-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kolias, JT: AUTHOR

Abstract

This is a circuit board connector for mechanically interconnecting boards 1, 2 along their planar peripheral surface edges and simultaneously establishing interboard electrical connections and external connections by way of electrical conductive pads 3a, 3a', 3b, 3b' disposed on either side and along the peripheral edges of the boards. A first longitudinal member 4 is disposed to mechanically engage the planar peripheral surface edges on one side of the boards 1 and 2. Member 4 has a plurality of spring blades 5 each adapted to engage a pair of opposed tabs 3a', 3b' on one side of adjacently disposed boards Member 4 has a plurality of spring blades 5 each adapted to engage a pair of opposed tabs 3a', 3b' on one side of adjacently disposed boards to establish electrical connections.

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Circuit Board Connection

This is a circuit board connector for mechanically interconnecting boards 1, 2 along their planar peripheral surface edges and simultaneously establishing interboard electrical connections and external connections by way of electrical conductive pads 3a, 3a', 3b, 3b' disposed on either side and along the peripheral edges of the boards. A first longitudinal member 4 is disposed to mechanically engage the planar peripheral surface edges on one side of the boards 1 and 2. Member 4 has a plurality of spring blades 5 each adapted to engage a pair of opposed tabs 3a', 3b' on one side of adjacently disposed boards Member 4 has a plurality of spring blades 5 each adapted to engage a pair of opposed tabs 3a', 3b' on one side of adjacently disposed boards to establish electrical connections. A second longitudinal member 6 disposed to mechanically engage corresponding peripheral planar surface edges on the opposite side of the boards, is preferably designed as a socket 10 for cable plugs 9. The second member has a plurality of electrically conductive signal pins 7 and ground pins 8 electrically isolated from one another. Each is adapted to engage an individual tab 3a, 3b on the opposite side of the boards to enable electrical signal transmission to the external connections via the cable plug.

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