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Positional Assurance Device for Multiple Jacketed Cables Assembled in a Cable Assembly Back Shell

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238935D
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-25
Document File: 4 page(s) / 2M

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Abstract

This publication relates to a positional assurance device or organizer to “bundle up” a few jacketed cables into a fixed ordered sequence. The “bundle up” cables are then terminated to a connector interface component and encased in a set of back shells to provide protection.

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Positional Assurance Device for Multiple Jacketed Cables Assembled in a Cable Assembly Back Shell

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This publication relates to a positional assurance device or organizer to "bundle up" a few jacketed cables into a fixed ordered sequence. The "bundle up" cables are then terminated to a connector interface component and encased in a set of back shells to provide protection.

Commonly used to "bundled up" cables are components like heat shrink tubing or by over-molding. This positional assurance device (PAD) can be plastic or metallic. It provides an easy way to manage assembly of cables either during preparation of cables or during end usage.

For enterprise networking computing, standard high speed cable assemblies in protocols like QSFP+,SFP+, miniSAS, HD miniSAS, CXP & etc usually have same connection interface or form factor. Some of these form factors can mixed in the system that resulted cables assemblies that are with different connection form factors. For e.g., miniSAS F.F. to SATA F.F. or QSFP+ to four SFP+ fan out.

Fig. 2

Fig. 2 shows the QSFP+ interface or form factor and partially assembled cable assembly. There are 4 cables coming out of the back of the connector. The figure on the left shows the cables without any positional control device. The only fixing of the cables is at the termination areas and over-molding


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portion (semi transparent) right in the far end in the back shells. Therefore, cables laid out beside each other could be...