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Date: 31-07-13

FCI launches 12Gb/s SAS connectors for servers

FCI has launched Serial Attached SCSI(SAS) receptacle connectors for servers. These connectors support speeds up to 12 GB/s and they are compliant with SAS 3.0 and SFF8680 specs in terms of mating interface performance and signal integrity. Some of these connectors are footprint compatible with existing FCI's 6Gb/s SAS connectors. These connectors can also be used for hard disk drives and solid-state drives in computer servers and storage systems.

“The newest SAS connectors are a natural expansion of our proven SAS line and are developed in response to our many customers’ requirements for 12Gb/s performance. These new 12Gb/s SAS connector are designed with ease of adoption, as they are footprint compatible with several existing FCI’s 6Gb/s SAS connectors,” said FCI’s Portfolio Director, Martin Ng. “These connectors will help pave the way for the next generation of server and storage solutions by increasing their I/O performance over their predecessor by up to two times.”

These high-speed connectors support hot plugging and blind mating of hard disk drives and solid-state drives. By having a guide post and angled lead-in facilitate easy connection and prevent any wrong alignment. These receptacles support differential signaling to enable interference-free high-speed connection.

The SAS connectors are available in through-hole solder, press fit, surface mount (SMT), or hybrid (combination of surface mount and through-hole leads) termination. Wide base housing options are also available to provide additional stability.

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