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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009535D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-30

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Mark Summers


This paper describes a method of combining multiple backplanes together to build a system based on these combined backplanes. Combining multiple backplanes together inherently meant that bridge and host cards as well as associated cabling be utilized. This traditional method of interconnect- ing backplanes wastes valuable electronics packag- ing real estate. Secondly, the classical approach pre- sents problems with severe environments due to flopping cables and etc. The concept described in this paper solves these problems by interconnecting modular backplanes and card-cages.