ENCLOSURE FOR MULTIPLE 'PCMCIA FORM FACTOR' CARDS
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-27
This paper describes a method of obtaining bet- ter packaging for smaller electronics enclosures. This concept is based on providing a vertical orien- tation of 'PCMCIA form factor' cards into banks of multiple cards. PCMCIA originally meant Personal Computer Memory Card Industry Association. However, the form factor of these original memory cards has caught on in the industry in such a way as to include not only application variations (i.e. Modem, Ethernet, GPS, etc.) but also changes in the original PC-Card bus. These bus variants include such bus designs as CARD-BUS and Small PC1 (a.k.a. as Peripheral Component Interconnect) bus. Hence the term 'PCMCIA form factor' describes the PCMCIAiPC-CARD, CARD-BUS and Small PC1 cards and associated ejectors.