Cable Design for Low Crosstalk and Emission
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
The illustrated multiconductor cable is useful for applications requiring linkage of connectors having restricted pin counts through non-standard cable. Standard EIA interface cables require two pin terminations per signal conduction path (one for signal conduction and the other for associated ground return), which could be unsuitable for applications requiring large numbers of parallel conduction paths. An example would be the application of linking 56 signal conduction paths through a 62-pin connector. Referring to the cross-sectional illustration, the present cable 1 is characterized by a "honeycomb-like" inner configuration of signal conductors 2, each shielded by a respective surrounding foil sheath 3 separated by a respective insulative coating 4.