Processor Enclosure with Conductors Relocated to Clear Circuit Cards and with Compound Door Structure for Easier Access to Wiring Connectors
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
A circuit board has a central area that carries circuit cards and it has a peripheral area that carries sockets that ribbon conductors are plugged into, as is conventional. The assembly of the circuit board and cards is mounted inside a processor enclosure with the board in a vertical plane and with the tops of the cards facing forward and located near the front of the enclosure. The ribbon conductors are routed to the connectors generally in the plane of the circuit board and away from the front edges of the cards. Several circuit boards are mounted in a planar rectangular array, and a door is mounted inside the processor frame to cover this assembly. This door carries small doors that open to permit access to the front edges of the cards.