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Male Card Edge-To-Ribbon Cable Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119383D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Micozzi, JA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes two designs of an interconnect device for use in cabling features/options in computers and like devices to bridge the gap between a card edge receptacle and a flat ribbon cable.

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Male Card Edge-To-Ribbon Cable Connector

      This article describes two designs of an interconnect
device for use in cabling features/options in computers and like
devices to bridge the gap between a card edge receptacle and a flat
ribbon cable.

      In the embodiment shown in Fig. 1 which is an exploded
perspective view, a printed circuit board (PCB) is designed to accept
a standard insulation displacement connector (IDC) at one end and is
the male card edge connector at the other end.

      A transition connector is wave-soldered to the board. The flat
ribbon cable is terminated in the connector and the assembly is
complete with all standard operations/parts. The male card edge
connector designed as an integral part of the PCB enables the
assembly to be plugged directly into the receptacle embedded in the
system.

      Another embodiment is shown in the exploded perspective view of
Fig. 2 for use in high volume applications.  A molded PCB is
initialized where the IDC pins are loaded directly into the molded
PCB housing.  This eliminates the transition connector housing and
the wave solder assembly operation required to attach the connector
to the PCB.