edge connector rarity [was Re: HP9836C colour alignment (grey scale

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Tue Oct 7 13:15:31 CDT 2008

> Ah yes, I'd forgotten about that.  DIMMs don't do that, at least in my
> experience; they are wiping contacts, very much like PCI or ISA slots.
> (I speculate that this is because while, like SIMMs, they have
> connection pads on both sides, they also, unlike SIMMs, connect
> different things to different sides' pads - and the pressure connectors
> SIMMs use aren't very well suited to that sort of pinout.)

OK. In which case I'd class a DIMM socket as a particular type of edge 
connector (admittedly if I wanted to buy one, I'd ask for a 'DIMM socket' 
and not 'An edge connector with <foo> number-of-pins at <bar> pitch').


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