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Personal Computer Channel Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118037D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 88K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brehm, GW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a Personal Computer (PC) channel connector that provides a translation from mainframe Original Equipment Manufacture Interface (OEMI) channel standard bus and tag serpent block connectors to the internal PC channel standard using a 78 position D-shell or similar connector. The channel connector features interlocks for packaging of multiple channel interconnections of the same description. The concept can be extended for other channel cable types and configurations.

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Personal Computer Channel Connector

      Disclosed is a Personal Computer (PC) channel connector that
provides a translation from mainframe Original Equipment Manufacture
Interface (OEMI) channel standard bus and tag serpent block
connectors to the internal PC channel standard using a 78 position
D-shell or similar  connector.  The channel connector features
interlocks for packaging of  multiple channel interconnections of the
same description.  The concept  can be extended for other channel
cable types and configurations.

      The PC channel connector provides a translation from mainframe
OEMI channel standard bus and tag serpent block connectors to the
internal PC channel standard using a 78 position D-shell or similar
connector.  The current method of making this translation is by use
of a twisted pair cable assembly that attaches two serpent connectors
to a D-shell connector through a "Y" configuration.  Such
translations allow communications between the host computer and
peripheral devices and/or networks, i.e., connection of host to a PC
network.

      The PC channel connector eliminates the "Y" cable and provides
in its place an impedance matched printed circuit board with mating
connectors (two OEMI serpents and one D-shell) in a rugged, molded,
two-piece housing.  See Figs. 1 and 2.  The connector has better
electrical noise isolation capability than the cable assembly, is
physically more compact for layout/install advantages over the coile...