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Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000091436D
Original Publication Date: 1968-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hill, CP: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This low-inductance electrical connector is for interconnecting circuit boards, circuit boards and cards, or the like. The connector is formed by an overlapping loop of conductive material which is biased in the forming so as to make contact at the crossover point. The connector provides a low circuit inductance because of the short electrical length and a reduced spring rate P due to the long mechanical length. The latter increases the capacitance to ground which, in turn, lowers the impedance to provide a more desirable impedance characteristic and reduced end connector noise. The connectors contact edge connectors on both sides of a circuit card or on only one side of the circuit card as is desired.

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Connector

This low-inductance electrical connector is for interconnecting circuit boards, circuit boards and cards, or the like. The connector is formed by an overlapping loop of conductive material which is biased in the forming so as to make contact at the crossover point. The connector provides a low circuit inductance because of the short electrical length and a reduced spring rate P due to the long mechanical length. The latter increases the capacitance to ground which, in turn, lowers the impedance to provide a more desirable impedance characteristic and reduced end connector noise. The connectors contact edge connectors on both sides of a circuit card or on only one side of the circuit card as is desired. The housing moves up and down to provide a contact release-and-make function and thus facilitates card insertion and removal operations. The housing furnishes a camming action to release the connectors prior to card removal. After card insertion, the housing is moved to establish connector contact with the card.

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