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Programmable ID Connector System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112007D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brehm, GW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a device that provides for a combination type connector: an IDC (Insulation Displacement Connection) attached to a PC (Printed Circuit) card. This combination facilitates a high reliable, cost effective and highly manufacturable design for programmable sense and signal cables.

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Programmable ID Connector System

      Disclosed is a device that provides for a combination type
connector:  an IDC (Insulation Displacement Connection) attached to a
PC (Printed Circuit) card.  This combination facilitates a high
reliable, cost effective and highly manufacturable design for
programmable sense and signal cables.

      The combination of the two technologies is accomplished by
attaching an existing front end contact, e.g., Mini-PV*, to one edge
of a PC card and attaching an existing IDC contact to the opposite
edge.  The circuit is completed via land patterns between the IDC and
front end contact (Figure).  The land patterns provide the
programmable feature which allows automated cable assembly and still
accommodates general circuit customization (address coding shown in
the Figure.

*  Trademark of E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co.