iPass+™ HD Interconnect System

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The iPass+™ HD system, referenced as mini-SAS HD in the SAS 2.1 standard, meets SAS-3 next-generation speed and density requirements. The low-profile system provides 4x and 8x cable-plug options, and the external I/O connectors includes eight sideband signals per 4x port. These additional signals enable active copper and optical cables, as well as active pluggable modules for extended-length applications in data centers.
iPass+ HD connectors mate to all current mini-SAS HD cable assemblies, and the Active Optical Cables (AOCs) reach up to 100m with low-power consumption while reducing cable-management challenges. Additionally, these connectors and cables are the chosen interface for the PCI Express (PCIe) External Cable Work Group’s Generation 3 Cable specification.


• Fully integrated press-fit receptacle design
• Provides one-step placement to PCB
• Integrated side bands
• Provide routing control for end users
• Various configurations of 4x and 8x cables can mate with 1-by-2 or 1-by-4 integrated connectors
• Allow for multi-plugging functionality
• Connectors mate to passive and optical cable assemblies
• Provides the capability to extend copper cable reach with active cabling
• I2C bus protocol and on-board EEPROM chip on external cables
• Dual paddlecard cable assembly design (both internal and external)


• RAID (Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks)
• Workstations
• Rack-mount server
• Servers
• Storage rack
• Telecommunications
• Switches