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High Performance, Shielded Side Entry Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100667D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Petrozello, J: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

With increased circuit speed and demand for low noise signals, it is necessary to introduce ground shielding around each signal pin for module or cable I/O interconnections. This article describes a means of utilizing a side entry connector system with individual signal ground shielding continuous from module to board.

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High Performance, Shielded Side Entry Connector

       With increased circuit speed and demand for low noise
signals, it is necessary to introduce ground shielding around each
signal pin for module or cable I/O interconnections.  This article
describes a means of utilizing a side entry connector system with
individual signal ground shielding continuous from module to board.

      The High Performance Shielded Side Entry Connector consists of
a signal pin 1 attached to a module substrate 2 which is partially
surrounded by the module ground shield contact 3.  The ground shield
contact 3 is soldered to the module substrate ground pads 4.  A
bifurcated contact mating section 5 is situated at the outer end of
the module ground shield 3.

      The board signal contact 6 consists of a connector spring
positioned in the board ground shield 7 and located plus insulated
from the board ground shield contact by the locator/insulator 8.  The
board ground shield 7 is surface soldered to the board ground pick up
pads 9.

      During use, the module 10 is freely inserted into the board
connector array.  It is then actuated by a camming tool or other
appropriate means which causes the module 10 and its signal and
ground contacts 1 and 3 to move horizontally and engage
simultaneously with the board signal and ground contacts 6 and 7.

      At this point, the signal pin 1 is engaged into the contact 6
and the module ground shield 3 is engaged with the board groun...