iPass+ HD Interconnect System
Improve system airflow and signal integrity (SI) by eliminating midplane connections; iPass+™ HD Interconnect System offers low-power optical consumption and long reaches up to 100m
Molex's iPass+™ HD system, referenced as mini-SAS HD in the SAS 2.1 standard, meets SAS-3 next-generation speed and density requirements. The low-profile system provides 4x and 8x cable-plug options, and the external I/O connectors includes eight sideband signals per 4x port. These additional signals enable active copper and optical cables, as well as active pluggable modules for extended-length applications in data centers.
iPass+ HD connectors mate to all current mini-SAS HD cable assemblies, and the Active Optical Cables (AOCs) reach up to 100m with low-power consumption while reducing cable-management challenges. Additionally, these connectors and cables are the chosen interface for the PCI Express (PCIe) External Cable Work Group’s Generation 3 Cable specification.
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This is not a definitive list of applications for this product. It represents some of the more common uses.
iPass+ HD Interconnects
iPass+™ HD AOCs
Preliminary Datasheet (PDF)
iPass+ zHD Vertical Connectors
An expansive line of high-density and -speed connectors with full compliance to industry standards
Z-Axis Pluggable solutions for hot-pluggable transceiver modules and Direct Attach Cables (DACs), available in passive/active copper or optical and SFF Committee Specifications
*Products are pending and will be available in the near future
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