System 370 I/O Interface Transition Connector
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
The field of this invention is an adapter that allows interfacing electrical systems having physically incompatible input/output connections. The invention refers to a transition connector assembly comprised of a connector compatible with the output device, a connector compatible with the input device, and a flexible printed circuit. (Image Omitted) This invention discloses a transition connector assembly that allows connecting an IBM System 370 I/O type interface to other types of interfaces, may differ in the I/O count, grid and size, as well as overall footprint. The differences may also be in the signal transmission mode: parallel mode over copper lines, or serial mode over fiber-optic lines.