The 29-position, SAS receptacle and plug connectors enable the implementation of the high-speed, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drive (HDD) interface that is replacing the SCSI drive connection in enterprise storage applications in servers and storage systems. This range conforms to SFF8482, SFF8680 and is capable of meeting up to 12Gb/s.The SAS connector system is designed to support hot plugging and blind mating of HDDs. Staggered contact lengths provide sequential mating of contacts to enable hot plugging. Molded guide posts provide angled lead-in to compensate for connector misalignment, allowing the device plug and the receptacle to self-align during the mating process. Most connectors also feature stamped retention clips that provide additional mechanical strength for robust PCB attachment. FCI also offers wide-base housing options on vertical backplane receptacles for even more stability.The high-speed, serial interface is designed to support differential signaling, initially at speeds of 3Gb/s and evolving to 12Gb/s. A SAS receptacle accepts either SAS or SATA (Serial ATA) drives, giving the system manufacturer the option to plug either drive to a backplane. Because both technologies have similiar electrical interfaces, users have the choice of deploying costeffective SATA drives for bulk storage or higher-performance SAS drives for mission-critical applications.
Staggered contact lengths
Vertical and Right Angle connector configurations
High speed serial interface is designed to support differential signaling
Address server blade, storage blade, embedded systems, or HDD carrier applications
Surface mount (SMT) termination
A receptacle with 7.07mm offset from the surface of the carrier board provides 4.7mm nominal clearance for components to be mounted beneath an installed 2.5in. hard drive