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Cable Adapter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074772D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Odeen, KJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

The adapter allows any one of a plurality of displays 10 to be connected with a display control unit 12.

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Cable Adapter

The adapter allows any one of a plurality of displays 10 to be connected with a display control unit 12.

Each control unit 12 has a plurality, such as eight, output cables 14 connected with it, and each of the displays 10 has a single input cable 16. Each of the cables 14 may contain sixteen individual leads, and each of these leads is connected to a pin 18 of a female connector 20 which includes sixteen sockets in a single vertical row each connected with one of the pins 18. Cable 16 has sixteen leads, and each cable 16 is connected to a female connector 21 which has sixteen sockets in a single vertical row each connected with one of the sixteen leads in the cable 16. A paddleboard connector 24 of insulating material, having sixteen leads 26 extending across it on one face, is utilized for making a connection between connector 20 and connector 22. The paddleboard 24 is inserted into the sockets of the connector 20, and into the sockets of connector 22, for making the connection. A paddleboard 24 is provided for each of the cables 14. In order to drive other displays 10 from various display control units 12, it is only necessary to move the connector 22 from one paddleboard 24 connected with one cable 14 to another paddleboard connected with another cable 14.

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