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Universal Cable System for RS-232 Serial Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037207D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hatcher, SC Sombar, SM [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a means by which any RS-232 serial device may attach to a host device using a common physical cable and a unique interposer placed at the non-host end of the cable simplifying system cabling (all cables are the same) and easing change procedures (different devices may require a change of interposer -- much cheaper and easier than changing existing cabling). Similarly, only one "gender" of cable is required in that the interposer can easily have the appropriate gender or could even provide both.