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Circuit Card/Component Assembly for Universal Circuit Card Design and Testability

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040136D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Cook, HC DeBoskey, WR Underwood, HD Whittle, DJ [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a circuit card layout and modular component interconnection scheme that can achieve a single side circuit card layout and interconnection. A chief feature is that all of the electronic components on the circuit card are mounted or attached to a single side or to both sides, but all of the wiring is contained on one side of the card. This reduces greatly the cost of the circuit card since plated through holes, or vias as they are known, are not employed on the circuit card. In addition, a number of universal connection sites for modular components may be provided and the nature and function of the devices or modules placed at the sites can vary as desired. The final interconnection of the devices is left to a centrally located, individually tailored interconnection block or card.