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Compression/Solder Contact for Electromagnetic Compatibility Shielded Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117848D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Quach, HH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The compression/solder contact for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielded cable provides a simplified method of connecting the cable braid to connector housing for EMI shielding requirements. It is easy to assemble for manufacturing and the open design frees up more space for wiring.

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Compression/Solder Contact for Electromagnetic Compatibility Shielded
Cable

      The compression/solder contact for Electromagnetic Interference
(EMI) shielded cable provides a simplified method of connecting the
cable braid to connector housing for EMI shielding requirements.  It
is easy to assemble for manufacturing and the open design frees up
more space for wiring.

      This two-piece device clamps around the braid and cable
providing 360 degrees of electrical contact for EMI shielding.  For
more stringent EMI requirements, windows in the top and bottom halves
of the clamp allow the braid to be soldered directly to them.

      To make the connection from our device to the conductive
housing of the connector, the base half has multiple contact points
that are compressed between the two halves of connector housing to
maintain a high normal force for conductivity.

      The Figure shows a typical connector use application - solder
window (A), base clamp body (B), top clamp body (C), housing contact
features (D), pressure ridges (E), clamp screws (F), and housing
halves (G).