OCP-Compliant U.2 Right Angle Receptacle
New Receptacle Expands Family of U.2 Connectors
April 12, 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. – April 12, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today announced a new U.2 SFF-8639 right angle SAS receptacle connector with the highest reliability to meet the Open Compute Project (OCP) lightning hardware system specification for the PCIe-based storage unit design. This new right angle configuration complements TE’s existing portfolio of U.2 SFF-8639 connectors, providing more design options to support both SAS and PCIe based devices.
The new U.2 SFF-8639 connector is rated up to 12 gigabits per second (Gbps) and is backwards compatible with SFF-8482, SFF-8630 and SFF-8680 products, allowing for quick and easy system upgrades. It is ideal for use in servers, external storage systems, HDDs/HD carriers, processor blades and mezzanine cards.
“TE’s high-quality manufacturing processes have enabled us to deliver a right angle U.2 connector with the critical reliability needed to meet the OCP Lightning Hardware System Specification,” said Melissa Knox, input/output (I/O) product manager of Data and Devices at TE Connectivity. “This new product expands our portfolio of U.2 connectors for a variety of applications.”
TE Connectivity Ltd. is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.