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FCI Mini-SAS HD Cable Assemblies and Connectors

FCI Mini-SAS HD Cable Assemblies and Connectors

FCI Mini-SAS HD Cable Assemblies and Connectors are next-generation SAS storage interfaces for 6GB/s to 12GB/s channel bandwidth requirements that meet or exceed the respective SAS 2.1 and SAS 3.0 specifications. Mini-SAS HD provides greater port density (11mm port-to-port) versus the existing Mini-SAS 2.0 product (19.01mm port-to-port), and is fully compliant with SFF-8643 and SFF-8644 industry specifications. Internal and external connector configurations of the Mini-SAS HD include 1x1(4x), 1x2 (8x), 1x4 (16x), and enables 4x and 8x internal and external cable assembly solutions. The Mini-SAS HD profile design is fully compatible with PCI Express requirements and architectures.

  • IMLA based board connector insures compliance to the SAS 2.1 & proposed 3.0 electrical performance criteria
  • Internal and external board connector and cable assemblies provide end-to-end application solutions
  • 1x1, 1x2 and 1x4 connector/cage assemblies offer product family design flexibility
  • All board connectors and configurations are fully 6G and 12G compliant allowing for use of same part numbers when system speeds increase from 6G to 12G
  • Metal cages on the external connector and cables provide 360°
  • EMI shielding and replaces problematic EMC elastomeric gaskets

  • Cable assemblies offered in 4x and 8x configurations
  • Eye-of-the-needle connector and cage single step termination yields consistent application to the PCB
  • The external cable strain relief results in an axial pull force in excess of 20lbs
  • Cable latch design reduces cable insertion force and un-mating issues
  • Positive stop feature on the casting prevents external cable assembly mating over-travel
  • Hybrid external cables (mini-SAS HD to mini-SAS) allow for backwards compatible cabling with legacy system hardware
Target Markets/Applications
  • External Storage Systems
    • SAS/SATA HBA Interfaces
    • Direct-attached Storage (DAS)
  • Communications
    • Switches

  • Data
    • Servers
    • RAID Systems
    • Storage Racks


FCI Mini-SAS HD board connector systems are fully compliant to SAS 2.1 and proposed SAS 3.0 thus allowing customers to seamlessly move from SAS 2.1 to SAS 3.0 without any part number or design changes. Both systems are terminated to the PCB via eye-of-the-needle terminations in a single step process.

Cable Assemblies

FCI external & internal cables are offered in both 4x (4 channels) and 8x (8 channel) styles for both the SAS 2.1 and the proposed SAS 3.0 signal speeds. External cables feature rugged die cast covers, a metal latch with low actuation force, a durable pull tab and superior cable strain relief.

Active Optical Cable Assemblies

FCI's Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cable is the first active optical cable (AOC) in the market that is fully compliant to SAS 2.1 and SAS 3.0 industry standards as well as the SFF -8643 interface standard. Used primarily for external Enterprise storage applications - box-to-box, server to storage, server to switch - this cable is part of FCI's comprehensive mini-SAS HD product offerings.

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