Molex iPass+™ High Density Active Optical Cables are designed for large-scale enterprise and data center storage systems. These industry-leading iPass+ HD AOCs support next-generation SAS 3.0 signaling requirements, reach up to 100m with low-power consumption, and reduce cable-management challenges. These Molex HD AOCs are designed to work with next-generation SAS 3.0, 12Gbps storage equipment. iPass+ HD AOCs offer reduced cable bulk, improved cable management, and long reach, providing system designers increased flexibility when designing, configuring, and deploying next-generation equipment. Data rates up to 48Gbps are achieved with four lanes each operating at 12Gbps. The reduced size of the iPass+ HD system provides additional board space for system designers to implement more I/O ports. The iPass+ HD system enables four, 4x ports on a low-profile PCIe card, doubling the port density on a low-profile PCIe card and for host systems. The small diameter optical cable used with the new AOC provides an additional benefit, as they are much easier to route through the cable management system.