Molex has made available a Nano-Pitch I/O 80-Circuit Interconnect System offering the highest port density (number of high-speed differential lanes) and speed (25 Gbps per lane) in the smallest package available.
These connectors are compatible with SAS, SATA and PCIe protocols making a right connector for SAS and PCI Express applications including storage-to-controller, server-to-server, server-to-switch, switch-to-switch, and mobile/enterprise.
“With an industry-leading port density, multi-protocol application support, and enhanced signal integrity, the Nano-Pitch I/O 80-Circuit Interconnect System is redefining PCIe and SAS solutions within the storage industry,” said Joe Dambach, product manager, Molex.
The system’s flexible pinout concept (continuous Ground-Signal-Signal-Ground) optimizes it for high-speed applications and maximizes the number of high-speed lanes within the lengths provided. Eight lanes (80 circuit) are available, per industry standard.
Measuring 5mm × 23mm × 9mm and featuring a 12mm mated connector-to-cable assembly height for right angle cable exit) allow it to service mobile devices through enterprise applications. Staggered, reliable and constant dual-row contact configuration delivers hot pluggability (the ability to add components without shutting down the system). Also, the connector provides optimal routing for high-speed trace connections while reducing the need for PCB real estate, says Molex.
Storage systems applications for the Nano-Pitch I/O 80-Circuit Interconnect System include data center and enterprise storage systems, storage racks, JBODs, storage controllers, HBA servers, and RAIDS. Telecommunications/networking applications for the connector include hubs, servers, switches, and routers.
For more information about the Nano-Pitch I/O Interconnect System from Molex visit www.molex.com/link/nanopitchio.html.