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Dual / Tandem High Force Mechanism for Hot / Blind Swapping Double-Wide PCI Cards in Tight Spaces

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016270D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Dual Tandem High Force Mechanism for Hot Blind Swapping Double-Wide PCI Cards in Tight Spaces Has become a requirement for IBM to hot swap a double-wide PCI like cards while in a cassette without sliding the node/enclosure or effecting adjacent cards with power on. In order to achieve this task we needed to develop a state art dual/tandem high force mechanism to reliably seat and extract card from a running system. 1 2