Ibm System/370 Channel Card Assembly With Integrated Adapter and Serpentine Connectors
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
The 370 Channel Card Assembly contains components 11 and I/O connectors 12 for two 370 channels. The components 11 are single chip modules and passive components for the interface adapter (IFA) function, which refers to the logic circuits closest to the 370 channel cables which are replicated for each 370 channel. The four large connectors 12 are serpentine connectors for the two channels. The IFA side of the connectors are soldered to the adapter printed circuit card 13, with a spacer 14 between them, using the present connector pins. A 370 channel serpentine connector group, supported by support rails 15, will mechanically support the card 13.