Accession Number : ADD012448

Title :   Printed Circuit Card Hybrid.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Flores,Arnold

Report Date : 01 Jul 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A hybrid connector is presented whereby both electrical and fiber optic cables are connected to a printed circuit card. The connector consists of a female half which contains a plurality of fiber optic contact inserts molded into the connector, and also female electrical connections. The male half of the connector is an integral part of a printed circuit card constructed to contain male fiber optical contact inserts in addition to the standard plated electrical male type contact points. Both halves of the connector may be fitted with removable and interchangeable fiber optic contacts, radio frequency contacts, and/or power pins in addition to the standard printed circuit car contacts for wire wrap or solder connections. The printed circuit card hybrid fiber optic connector presented here provides normal card installation and removal of fiber optic interconnects from standard card cages or other boards without threading or other special engaging mechanisms. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, *FIBER OPTICS, *HYBRID SYSTEMS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, PRINTED CIRCUITS, CIRCUIT BOARDS, ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, ELECTRIC CABLES, ELECTRIC CONTACTS, BROADBAND, RADIOFREQUENCY, INSERTS, PINS, CARDS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE