[time-nuts] Strange connectors
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Jun 20 15:58:39 EDT 2005
In message <00f501c575d0$77ce8e00$0500a8c0 at darius.domain.actdsltmp>, "Bill Hawk
>Turns out that twinax is the IBM token ring cable and connector
>that screws in.
Actually, that's not the case.
"Twinax" was the shielded twisted pair 5250 terminal bus for Series/3
(System 34, 36 & 38) "MiniMainFrames" from IBM.
The original IBM connector was more or less N-style.
Shielded twisted pair as a concept has been known for a lot longer
however the oldest use I know off was for microphones in the pre
WWII time frame.
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