card-edge connector

Definitions

General Science

  • noun
    (written as card edge connector)
    a series of metal tracks ending at the edge and on the surface of a card, allowing it to be plugged into an edge connector to provide electrical contact for data transmission

Computing

  • noun
    (written as card edge connector)
    a series of metal tracks ending at the edge and on the surface of a circuit board, allowing it to be plugged into an edge connector to provide an electrical path for data transmission

Electronics

  • A set of wide contacts which protrude from a circuit board, and which serve to be inserted into another circuit board. Used, for instance, to plug an expansion board into an expansion slot. Also called edge connector.
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