Flat Cable Transmission Line Component Assemblies for Subsystem Interconnection 680806
A new family of transmission line component assemblies for interconnection of electronic subsystems to transmit digital pulses is described. These assemblies consist of flat cable with closely controlled electrical characteristics terminated to printed circuit boards which either plug into standard card-edge connectors, or have standard connectors mounted on them. The construction of the flat cables and their electrical, mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties are described as are those of the printed circuit boards. The fabrication of the assemblies is outlined including cutting, stripping, soldering, and strain relief; and a time and cost study for a typical assembly is detailed.