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AirMax VS® SBB High-Speed Backplane Connector

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AirMax VS® high-speed signal connectors, guide modules, and power connectors meet the dimensional and electrical requirements for the Storage Bridge Bay Mid-plane Interface (SBBMI) to connect bridge/controller cards to the mid-plane in a drive enclosure. It is featured with innovative shield-less design and air dielectric between adjacent conductors to deliver lowest insertion loss and crosstalk. It comes with high-speed serial data rates that can scale from 2.5Gb/s to 12.5Gb/s without requiring redesign of a basic platform.

  • Data Rate: 12.5Gb/s
  • Meets the requirement of the Storage Bridge Bay Mid-plane Interface
  • Suitable for JBOD, RAID, iSCSI SAN, Fibre Channel SAN, and NAS

Features and Benefits

FEATURES BENEFITS
  • Innovative shieldless design and air dielectric between adjacent conductors
  • Reduces cost, improves flexibility and delivers low insertion loss and crosstalk
  • High-speed serial data rates can scale from 2.5Gb/s to 12.5Gb/s without requiring redesign of a basic platform
  • Reduces design efforts
  • Opposed dual-beam receptacle contact structure
  • Provides added reliability
  • Contains no interleaving shields
  • Reduces connector weight, cost, and PCB routing complexity
  • Compact 2x2 power connectors provide capacity for up to 20A per contact
  • Versatile design suitable for power applications
  • Rugged guide modules offer ESD grounding option
  • Prevents damage to the storage bridge bay enclosure
  • Keyed guide modules differentiate between 2Gb/s and 4Gb/s Fibre Channel and 3Gb/s SAS signal profiles
  • Facilitates multiple protocol support
  • Low-profile designs helps facilitate airflow through canister for cooling
  • Prevents heat build-up in storage bridge bay enclosures
  • Compatible with Hardmetric equipment design practice
  • Complies with the Hardmetric form factor requirements outlined in EN 61076-4-101:2001

Target Markets and Applications

Data

  • Data Storage
  • Low and midrange storage systems conforming to the Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) Specification, Version
  • Storage enclosures with up to 48 drives
  • 2 Gb/s and 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel or 3 Gb/s SAS signal profiles
  • Controllers conforming to the SBB Specification Version 1.0 or 2.0
  • JBOD, RAID, iSCSI SAN, FC SAN, NAS, IB, VTL
  • Canister power profiles up to 200W