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Transducer Assembly to Circuit Board Interconnect

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086765D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Burns, TA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

As shown in Fig. 1, the signal interconnection from a transducer 1 to a printed-circuit board 2 (Figs. 2 and 3) includes a head lead cable 3 directing the electrical signals produced by the transducer to be utilized or carrying the "write" current actuating the transducer to form the magnetic pattern on a media in the well-known manner.

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Transducer Assembly to Circuit Board Interconnect

As shown in Fig. 1, the signal interconnection from a transducer 1 to a printed-circuit board 2 (Figs. 2 and 3) includes a head lead cable 3 directing the electrical signals produced by the transducer to be utilized or carrying the "write" current actuating the transducer to form the magnetic pattern on a media in the well-known manner.

The head lead cable 3 terminates at an interconnect on a flexible tape cable 4 preferably affixed to an arm 5 of the positioning assembly (not shown) that controls the position of the transducer 1 over the media. The flexible tape cable is suitably shaped to extend from the arm 5 for connection via connection leads 7 to the printed-circuit board 2 (Figs. 2 and 3). Thus the flexible tape cable L may include an L section B or any alternate section shape.

In Fig. 2, the L section 6 is folded back onto itself such that the double thickness holds the connection leads 7 against corresponding pads 8 on the printed-circuit board 2. A solder joint 9 can then be used to electrically and mechanically hold the tape cable 4 in place. A wedge 10 (Fig. 3) can be used to hold the L section 6 into place such that the connection leads 7 are against the pads 8 during the soldering operation.

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