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Angled Peripheral Component Interconnect Card Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116242D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Alwin, DW: AUTHOR [+10]

Abstract

A Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) card connector which is made at an angle is disclosed. The PCI card connector is placed at an angle to accommodate packaging space constraints. This allows for the placement of industry standard PCI cards within a small form factor.

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Angled Peripheral Component Interconnect Card Connector

      A Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) card connector which
is made at an angle is disclosed.  The PCI card connector is placed
at an angle to accommodate packaging space constraints.  This allows
for the placement of industry standard PCI cards within a small form
factor.

      Fig. 1 shows the current PCI card connector (A) placed on a
mother board.  This connector allows for mounting of a PCI card in a
perpendicular direction only.

      Fig. 2 shows an angled PCI card connector (A).

      Attaching the connector to the mother board is done via a
pin-through-hole mechanism similar to the perpendicular connector.
The pins are on the same industry standard grid (B) as is the
perpendicular connector allowing for the use of either connector,
depending on the application needed.  Insertion force required to
mount a PCI card is comparable between the two connectors.  The
angled connector is hard mounted to the mother boards via the solder
joints and two rivets (C).

      Fig. 3 shows a perpendicular PCI connector with a PCI card
installed and an angled PCI connector with a PCI card installed.  The
angled connector and card occupy considerably less space than the
perpendicular connector and card do.  As can be seen, the angled
connector and card prove to be very advantageous in an application
with a small form factor.

      The angled PCI connector shown is at an angle of 65º ...