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Flat Shielded Tubing for External Signal Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079968D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hoser, GP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Internally within the computer frames, connections are made via flat cables. External connections, for example, from frame-to-frame are made via coaxial cables. A connector system is required at each frame to connect the external coaxial cable to the internal flat cable. The internal flat cable has been extended for external use between frames by surrounding the flat cable with a shield.

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Flat Shielded Tubing for External Signal Cable

Internally within the computer frames, connections are made via flat cables. External connections, for example, from frame-to-frame are made via coaxial cables. A connector system is required at each frame to connect the external coaxial cable to the internal flat cable. The internal flat cable has been extended for external use between frames by surrounding the flat cable with a shield.

Referring to the figure, there are shown a number of flat cables located within a shielding arrangement which consists of an internal polyvinyl chloride inner tube that is surrounded by a tinned copper braid which, in turn, is located within an external jacket. The three elements making up the tubing or shield are flexible so that the resulting cable is essentially flat. It should also be noted that the tubing is capable of including more than one flat cable. In the figure, there are four flat cables shown within the one shield or tubing. The tubing is terminated at the frame and the flat cables themselves extended to the boards or other components.

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