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Double Density System for Flex to Hard Card Interconnection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102850D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Massman, LH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Described herein is a method of doubling density of a connector system without appreciably increasing either the card area required or the technology complexity of cable, card or connector.

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Double Density System for Flex to Hard Card Interconnection

      Described herein is a method of doubling density of a connector
system without appreciably increasing either the card area required
or the technology complexity of cable, card or connector.

      In Fig. 1A, the two-sided flex cable (A), is mounted to a
"snap-on" connector housing (B).  The connector is "keyed" by two
mounting holes (D) in the card (C).  A slide mechanism (E) on (B) is
moved to activate locking mechanism (F) through (D).  Pressure is
exerted and maintained by (B) on the pads on (A) onto those on (C),
producing electrical contact.  The details on the flex and pads are
shown in Fig. 1B.  The wiring on the top is brought down to the
bottom through plated through holes to the pads on the bottom.  By
using two sided flex cable, a double density connector system is
produced with no appreciable increase in connector complexity.

      Disclosed anonymously.