HARRISBURG, Pa.—TE Connectivity’s new Sliver card edge connectors have been adopted as the standard connector design in the SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) Small Form Factor Technology Work Group’s SFF-TA-1002 specification, the company said in a press release. The Sliver card edge connectors are the highest-performing card edge connectors in the standard, according to TE Connectivity, which described the connectors as “protocol-agnostic, multi-lane connectors that are useful for designers who want to support the high speeds and density of next-generation silicon.”
The power connectors within the new Sliver card edge portfolio enable high power to riser cards and hardware accelerators. They are said to minimize the need for cables to power riser cards, increasing airflow through the enclosure and enabling ease of design.
“TE’s Sliver card edge connectors for SFF-TA-1002 deliver the highest performance in the industry by enabling 28G NRZ / 56G PAM-4 with a roadmap to 56G NRZ / 112G PAM-4,” said Lucas Benson, product manager at TE Connectivity, in the release. “We are proud that our new card edge connectors have been selected as the basis for the standard for SFF-TA-1002.”
Features of the connectors are said to consolidate fragmented technology pinouts and speeds, enabling ease of design-in and multi-sourcing. The connectors’ dense, 0.6mm pitch also supports next-generation silicon PCIe lane counts, whereas current products in the market begin to hit their limits at these lane counts, the company said.
TE Connectivity (www.te.com) is a provider of connectivity and sensor technologies aimed at enabling advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and home applications.
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