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Combination of a Mezzanine Card with an ISA Slot Card

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119094D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Neumann, M: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method that combines a Mezzinine Card and an ISA Slot Card for use in a standard Personal Computer (PC).

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Combination of a Mezzanine Card with an ISA Slot Card

      Disclosed is a method that combines a Mezzinine Card and an ISA
Slot Card for use in a standard Personal Computer (PC).

      The cards are arranged so that the external terminals can be
contacted through an opening in the ISA Card panel from outside the
PC.

      Fig. 1 shows the separated ISA Slot and Mezzanine Card prior to
assembly.  In this case, the external terminals are represented by
two 9-pole D-SUB connectors.  Both cards are connected to each other
by two  64-pole D-SUB connectors.

      Both cards correspond to a standard valid in the control
industry, whereby the ISA Slot Card corresponds to the ISA standard
that is used in nearly all commercial personal computers.

      The Mezzanine Card complies with the IEEE P1386 D2.0 standard
which is tailor-made for VME64 boards, Multibus I and II boards, as
well as for Futurebus and modules.

      The combination of both cards results in a PC insertion card
that, because of its small headroom, occupies only one PC slot.