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Card Locator for Electronics Packaging

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065570D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kane, PH Wickus, SD [+details]

Abstract

Electronics package l0 for a data processor or the like has a stack of cards ll carrying electronic components and plugged into a backplane l2 by means of one or more multi-pin connectors l3. A cover l4 keeps out dust, provides electromagnetic shielding, channels cooling air, and provides mechanical rigidity. Although the card outlines and connectors are alike for all cards, some cards will function properly only if they are plugged into certain positions in the backplane.