Package for Electrical and Optical Components of Communications Port of Data Processing System
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
A plastic housing carries connectors for two optical fiber cables at its top end and electrical contacts at its bottom end. Circuit cards are mounted inside the housing with the optical components located toward the top and the electrical components located toward the bottom. A jumper strip connects the electrical connectors to the circuit cards. A metal plate is spring loaded to contact the tops of components on the circuit boards for transferring heat from the components to the plate. The plate is integral with a mounting structure, and heat is transferred from the plate to a supporting frame.