Connector Shield/Bracket to Provide Electromagnetic Compatibility
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
A technique is described whereby a connector shield/bracket provides electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) so that electrical radiation, at cable termination positions, will be minimized. The shield is unique in that it incorporates fingers which are spaced in accordance with frequencies generated by electrical circuits adjacent to the shield. The shield also provides a strain relief function and a safety grounding path. The shield/bracket 10, as shown in the figure, is a stamped metal unit installed between connectors 11, mounted on planar boards 12, and external cable connectors which are plugged into connectors 11. The prime purpose of shield/bracket 10 is to act as a shield to minimize electrical radiation which may adversely be generated by electrical circuitry within an electrical housing.