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Co-Axial Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120462D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bahri, K: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a co-axial connection scheme offering the basic requirements of a good electrical connector.

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Co-Axial Connector

      Disclosed is a co-axial connection scheme offering the basic
requirements of a good electrical connector.

      The cable half of the proposed connector consists of a
compliant pin, surrounded by four evenly spaced insulator rings and
inserted into a ground tube.

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      The other mating half of the connector is made up signal
connection such as a tube bonded into a molded insulator and pressed
into a tubular structure which is formed by rolling a stamping into
the tubular form.  Three cantilever contacts are formed into this
stamping and provide the ground connection.

      When packaged appropriately, the signal pin is guided into the
lead-in area of the ground tube.  On further insertion, the signal
pin is led into another lead-in area of the mating signal connection
tube.  Simultaneously, the ground tube in the cable half gets
positioned in the lead-in portion of the ground tube in the mating
connector half. Further insertion results in contact for signal as
well as ground paths.  During withdrawal, the contacts can be pulled
out relatively easily.

      The key attributes of this connector include multi-point signal
and ground contact, adequate wipe, 360 degrees shielding and ZIF like
connection.  This connector concept offers enormous packaging
versatility and future extendibility.  It can be packaged in several
configurations to meet the ever in...