iPass+ High Density (HD) Active Optical Cables (AO

iPass+ High Density (HD) Active Optical Cables (AO

Designed for large-scale enterprise and data center storage systems, industry-leading iPass+ HD AOCs support next-generation SAS 3.0 signaling requirements and reach up to 100 m with low-power consumption while reducing cable-management challenges.

Molex’s iPass+ HD AOCs are designed to work with next-generation SAS 3.0, 12 Gbps 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 48 Gbps are achieved with four lanes, each operating at 12 Gbps. Molex’s iPass+ High Density (HD) system is referenced as mini-SAS HD in the SAS 3.0 and SAS 2.1 standards.

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.

Applications
  • Data center and enterprise storage systems
  • Storage racks
  • JBODs
  • Storage controllers
  • HBAs (Host Bus Adapters) servers

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