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Mechanical Architecture Of Creating A Simplified Riser Card Mounting In A Network Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014801D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Brian Kerrigan Lawrence Buller Dan Beaman

Abstract

Mechanical Architecture Of Creating A Simplified Riser Card Mounting In A Network Computer The present disclosure describes a technique of mechanically supporting expansion cards (typically feature cards) by utilizing a unique riser card support method. The described embodiment is typically associated with thin client or network computer designs but could be implemented in any small chassis computer system unit. In typical legacy configurations the motherboard (or printed circuit board) is usually mounted and attached into the chassis on the bottom side and the riser card support for holding and connecting feature card expansions is suspended toward the top side of the motherboard. The associated schematic drawing depicts a unique approach wherein the motherboard (10) is mounted using the top side surface (10a) allowing the riser card (11) to be "captured" and held in place between the motherboard (10) and the metal support fingers (12) formed from an adjacent chassis wall (13).