Connector for Ribbon Coaxial Cable With One Ground Contact for Each Signal Contact and With Electrical Shielding Up to the Receiving Connector
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
A coaxial cable commonly has a central signal conductor, a surrounding dielectric, an outer conductive ground shield, and an outer dielectric jacket. Several coaxial cables can be given a common outer dielectric structure to form a flat ribbon cable. For electrically connecting a ribbon cable to other components, the ends of the coaxial cables are stripped to expose a short length of the signal conductor and a wire- like length of the conductive shield. A contact is attached to the exposed end of the signal conductor.