Re: Ribbon Cable

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:18:33 +0100
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On 12/17/2013 06:57 PM, wrote:
> Thatís what they did in the 50 wire (8 bit) SCSI and 40 wire (16 bit...) PATA. Then there was still the 80-wire cable with even more ground lines to go into 66MiB/s...

The 40wire PATA cable does not seperate each signal by a ground wire. 
The 16 data signals are all on wires next to each other. That's why the 
cable had to be short and 16MB/sec was the maximum you could get out of 
it. That was fixed with the 80wire cables. Still using a 40pin plug though.


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