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May 1, 2009
about 6 years ago
The other names are not “definitions” for the acronym BNC. They are nicknames or perhaps mnemonics used to remember the letters B,N,C.
If you go to Amphenol’s site, they tell you what the real name is.
Paul Neill of Bell Labs and Carl Concelman of Amphenol, collaborated to develop the BNC connector, and it was named after them and its locking mechanism.
Neill had formerly invented the N connector and Concelman had invented the C connector.
The incorrect names are copied and repeated hundreds of times on the Internet, but it doesn’t make them correct.
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