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SATA backplane connectors allow hot plugging, blind mating

Posted: 01 Apr 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fci? vertical backplane receptacle connector? connector? serial ata? sata?

FCI has developed a broad offering of 22-position, vertical backplane receptacle connectors to enable the implementation of the new high-speed, Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drive (hdd) interface that is extending the use of low-cost, high-capacity SATA drives to low-end enterprise storage applications in servers and storage systems.

The company offers options for through-hole solder, press fit, or surface-mount termination allowing engineers to select the termination technique best suited to their backplane design and manufacturing process. The SATA backplane receptacle connector is designed for hot plugging and blind mating of HDDs. Staggered contact lengths provide sequential mating of contacts to enable hot plugging. Molded guide posts provide angled lead-in to compensate for connector misalignment, allowing the device plug and backplane receptacle to self align during the mating process. Each backplane connector also features stamped retention clips that provide additional mechanical strength for robust PCB attachment.

-Electronics Express Europe

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