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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007885D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-02

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A. Vincent Clayton


In .recent years, base station design architecture has evolved to more modular platforms. Along with this, came the development of extender service boards for station testing. These boards essentially "extend" electrical connection from the station backplane to modules or circuit boards removed from the station chassis for testing. An accompanying challenge to the use of this tool was to design a reliable means of supporting such modules and boards once "extended" from the station, while facilitating the connection ofthe extender boards for testing. The costs involved in possible damage to any modules or boards while attempting to "extend" them without support warranted the investigation.