Removable transceiver module and receptacle

  • US 5,879,173 A
  • Filed: 10/17/1997
  • Issued: 03/09/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/13/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A removable optoelectronic transceiver module and receptacle assembly comprising:

  • a transceiver module housing having a first end, a second end and an electrically conductive outside surface;

    a circuit board mounted within the housing and an optical subassembly electrically connected to the circuit board adjacent said first end;

    a fiber optic SC duplex receptacle at the first end;

    a pair of latch levers attached adjacent the first end and a pluggable male ribbon style electrical connector at the second end connected to said circuit board and protruding from said housing for quickly installing and replacing said module to or from a circuit card assembly and the male ribbon style connector having at least a pair of metallic fingers extending from said housing on opposed sides of an insulator;

    a receptacle housing including a first end having a metallic conductive door mounted at the first end for receiving the module therethrough and opposed thereto a second end, the second end including a circuit card connector having signal contacts mating with the male ribbon style connector of the module, wherein upon mating of the ribbon style connector of the module with the circuit card connector of the receptacle a majority of the module is received within the receptacle; and

    a ground tab provided by the receptacle for contacting the electrically conductive outside surface of the transceiver module in order to reduce electromagnetic interference and to provide for an FCC compliant module.

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