Mouser ships fast, compact Molex interconnect system

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Nano-Pitch I/O interconnect system from Molex. The multi-protocol pinout enables compatibility with all known SAS, SATA and PCIe protocols, says the company, and provides enhanced signal integrity in an extremely compact form factor. The connector is suitable for SAS and PCIe applications, including storage-to-controller, server-to-server, server-to-switch, switch-to-switch, and mobile and enterprise.

It delivers robust, small-form-factor, high-speed and multi-protocol interconnects, for new, high performance applications, says the company. A continuous ground-signal-signal-ground pinout concept optimises it for high-speed applications and maximises the number of high-speed lanes within the lengths provided. The system provides up to 12Gbit/s per channel in SAS 3.0, and up to 16GT/s per channel in PCI Express. The low-profile connector system supports SAS-3 or SAS-4 and PCIe Gen 3 or Gen 4 interfaces. The 42-circuit, 0.50mm-pitch, metal shell SMT connectors are available in right-angle and vertical versions.

The system offers staggered, reliable and constant dual-row contact configuration, for hot pluggability, whereby engineers can add components without shutting down the system. The connectors also provide optimal routing for high-speed trace connections while reducing the need for PCB real estate.

Target applications are data centre and enterprise storage systems, storage racks, storage controllers, and host bus adapter (HBA) servers, as well as telecomms hubs, servers, switches, and routers.


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