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Cable and Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000083576D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

East, DG: AUTHOR

Abstract

Fig. 1 shows a multiconductor cable that is made in two parts. The upper part 2 has two relatively narrow conductors 3 and 4 that are carried in an insulating support 5. The lower part 6 has a single relatively wide conductor 7 and an insulating support 8. In the usual application for this cable, upper conductor 3 is a signal conductor and both lower conductor 7 and upper conductor 4 are ground conductors. Conductors 4 and 7 are interconnected by a stitch connection.

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Cable and Connector

Fig. 1 shows a multiconductor cable that is made in two parts. The upper part 2 has two relatively narrow conductors 3 and 4 that are carried in an insulating support 5. The lower part 6 has a single relatively wide conductor 7 and an insulating support 8. In the usual application for this cable, upper conductor 3 is a signal conductor and both lower conductor 7 and upper conductor 4 are ground conductors. Conductors 4 and 7 are interconnected by a stitch connection.

Fig. 2 shows a connector in which the cable of Fig. 1 is connected to a pin
10. The connector has a housing 11 that provides an array of connection points, as broken parts in the drawing indicate. Housing 11 is made of metal and forms a ground conductor. The cable that is to be attached to the connector is stripped as the dashed lines in Fig. 3 show, and it is placed in housing 11 with the exposed ground conductor 7 in electrical contact with the housing. The housing has a tab portion 12 that is shaped to make contact with the upper ground conductor 4. An insulating member 13 is placed inside the housing to hold pin 10 in contact with conductor 3.

The two parts 2 and 6 of the cable can be combined in several other useful configurations. Part 2 can be provided with several signal conductors. Additional parts 2 and 6 can be combined in a cable that has a ground conductor between each of the signal conductor layers. A single signal conductor layer can be sandwiched between two ground...