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Molex LaneLink™ (Multi-Lane)

The Molex LaneLink 4X and 12X connectors and cable assemblies comprise this cable-to-board I/O system optimized for differential signaling at and above 2.5 Gbps per pair. The PCB receptacle, with its die-cast frame featuring unitary latch posts and screw attachment to the PCB, provides outstanding isolation of cable loads from the SMT solder tails. Cable assemblies are available with pinch-to-release latch levers for InfiniBand* and 10GBASE-CX4 protocols or with jackscrews for 4X Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) applications. Both options provide positive-latch opening prior to unmating the cable. Our high performance production test rack provides 100% eye-pattern testing to all supported industry standards.

 

Product Type:

  • Connectors
    • Plug
    • Receptacle
  • Cable Assemblies

Features & Benefits:

  • Receptacle has die cast frame with unitary latch posts and screw attach to PCB
    • Provides the best available strain relief of cable to connector and isolating cable loads from SMT tails
  • Receptacle has optional top-mount screw attach of die-cast frame to chassis
    • Adds additional strain relief
  • Receptacle has an optional pair of additional screw attachments of frame to PCB
    • Further secures and isolates SMT tails from cable
  • Squeeze-to-release levers or jackscrew latches
    • Provide user-friendly, positive-latch opening before unplugging cable connector from socket
  • Plug has internal strain relief features
    • Provides increased reliability
  • Break-out cable assemblies (SAS to SATA) are available
    • Provides an external-to-internal connection
  • All versions comply with SFF-8470
    • Meets Small Form Factor (SFF) Committee industry specifications

Applications:

  • Telecommunication Equipment
  • Datacommunication Equipment
  • Internetworking Equipment
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) Switches
  • Network Interface Cards (NIC) and Host Bus Adapters (HBA)
  • Redundant Array of Integrated Disks (RAID) Devices
  • Servers
  • Computers and Storage Devices