Twinaxial Cable Disconnect Module
Original Publication Date: 1987-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
This article describes an easy, reliable, low cost method for twinaxial cable connection and disconnection. (Image Omitted) In a multidrop communication system (Fig. 1) between a host and plural terminal devices, each device must be able to function in one of two modes: in the middle of the line, or as the last device on the line. If the device is in the middle of the line, it must be able to pass information through to the next device on the line. If the device is at the end of the line, it must terminate the line correctly to insure proper operation of the entire link. The twinaxial disconnect module (TDM), shown in Fig. 2, consists of a printed circuit card assembly 1 and a two-piece plastic cover 2, 3. The assembly 1 is trapped between the covers after they are snapped together.