FCI complements its Mini-SAS HD offering with an Active Optical Cable assembly solution

FCI is in the process of adding a Mini-SAS HD based Active Optical Cable assembly to its overall Active Optical Cable product portfolio. The Mini-SAS HD active optical cable offerings will be fully compliant to the SFF-8644 standard and meets all signal integrity performance requirements outlined in both SAS 2.1 (6G) and SAS 3.0 (12G) protocols.

The cable features a 2.9 mm diameter helix based optical cable that allows for easy cable routing in any direction and boots that will accommodate either straight fibre exit at the back of the connector end or a right angle cable exit.

“The development of the Mini-SAS HD active optical cable aligns with FCI’s High Speed IO value proposition. The addition of this AOC gives FCI the ability to offer a complete and fully qualified Mini-SAS HD product portfolio offering that features internal and external board connectors, in all industry standard configurations, as well as corresponding internal and external mating cables assemblies, which can be optical or copper based” explained Jim David, Portfolio Director for FCI’s High Speed IO product lines.

The Mini-SAS HD board connector also feature the addition of heat sinks to enable maximum heat dissipative capabilities that are needed when active optical cables are employed in systems. Cable lengths to be supported are from 5 meters to 100 meters.



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