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Publication Date: 08/1/2008
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3M Intros MiniSAS External Cable Assemblies
Cable assemblies and connectors.
Austin, TX — The new 3M Mini Serial Attached SCSI (small computer system interface) External Cable Assemblies from the 3M Electronic Solutions Division reportedly provide top performance for SAS storage applications. With cabinet-to-cabinet links available in custom lengths out to four meters, the assemblies allow the customer to link miniSAS enabled cabinets.

The interconnect provides signal integrity and protects against data loss. The products are RoHS-compliant and conform to the SFF 8086, 8087, and 8088 standards as well as the current SAS 1.1 specification. These standards support the latest disk drives and provide aggregation and cabling of SAS signals into high-speed, 4-lane architecture.

The connector's diecast shell is included with an EMI gasket for sealing against the box panel,to prevent radiated emissions. The shell is also available in multiple key configurations to fit specific applications. The second-generation SAS connector, miniSAS is designed to meet higher speed and greater bandwidth requirements of the industry with four lanes that support data rates of up to 6Gbps.

The miniSAS External Cable assemblies complement the growing line of the company's storage interconnect products. The miniSAS internal board mount product is available with multiple termination options to fit PC board design requirements. The mating internal cable assemblies are available in customizable lengths, and in fanout configurations for maximum design flexibility.

Contact: 3M Electronics, A130-3N-52, 6801 River Place Blvd., Austin, TX 78726 800-328-1368 Web:

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