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New structure of insertion type connector for inspection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014403D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a structure of an insertion type connector for inspection. From a cost reduction point of view, recently the connector for 3.5" HDD with AT interface has insertion structure to a raw card. If an insertion type connector has a structure which is developed for card inspection without using an inspection device, card inspectors are able to judge whether or not a card is correctly inserted into a connector. Problem solved by the invention: A raw card is inserted in an insertion type connector, but all raw cards are not inserted perfectly, some cards have a space between raw card and the connector. Most of them are used without problem , but some are not. Formerly card inspectors judge if the space is permissible or not by using the measurement jig. Using the insertion type connector , the inspectors are able to judge easily. As a result , measurement jig cost and inspection cost are reduced , and inspection time becomes short . Besides, using the connector, a PCB designer unnecessary to make holes for connector position fix on their card design, and then they can design more freely.