FCI Complements Its Mini-SAS HD Offering with an Active Optical Cable Assembly Solution

ETTERS, PA — FCI, a leading manufacturer of high speed I/O optical and copper interconnect systems, is in the process of adding a Mini-SAS HD based Active Optical Cable assembly to their overall Active Optical Cable product portfolio.

FCI's Mini-SAS HD active optical cable offerings are fully compliant to the SFF-8644 standard and meets all signal integrity performance requirements outlined in both SAS 2.1 (6G) and SAS 3.0 (12G) protocols. The cable features a 2.9 mm diameter helix based optical cable that allows for easy cable routing in any direction and boots that will accommodate either straight fiber exit at the back of the connector end or a right angle cable exit.

"The development of the Mini-SAS HD active optical cable aligns with FCI's High Speed IO value proposition. The addition of this AOC gives FCI the ability to offer a complete and fully qualified Mini-SAS HD product portfolio offering that features internal and external board connectors, in all industry standard configurations, as well as corresponding internal and external mating cables assemblies, which can be optical or copper based," explained Jim David, Portfolio Director for FCI's High Speed IO product lines.

The Mini-SAS HD board connector also feature the addition of heat sinks to enable maximum heat dissipative capabilities that are needed when active optical cables are employed in systems. Cable lengths to be supported are from 5 meters to 100 meters.

Live demonstrations of the Mini SAS HD Active Optical Cable will be conducted during show times and dates. For additional information, please email communications@fci.com

Press contacts:

Evelyn Wee  

65 6549 6676  


About FCI Electronics

With 6,500 employees globally and sales of 555M USD in 2012, FCI Electronics is a leading global manufacturer of interconnects and cable assemblies that combines a broad product offering with field engineering resources to meet specific customer needs. FCI Electronics delivers proven connections and innovative solutions for various markets such as datacom, telecom, consumer, industrial, instrumentation, medical and renewable energy.

FCI Electronics' full portfolio comprises proven legacy products and innovative new designs including backplane connectors, board and wire systems, active optical cables, transceivers, fiber optic adaptors, high-speed connectors, I/O connectors, mezzanine connectors, PCB terminal blocks, flex connectors, power solutions, storage interfaces and custom cable assemblies.  For more information, please visit us at www.fciconnect.com.

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