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For Immediate Release - April 13, 2011

Siemon Announces High-Speed 6Gb/s mini-SAS to mini-SAS Four Lane Passive Copper Cable Assemblies

Four lane cables can support 24+Gb/s link performance - ideal for high-speed storage networking links

Watertown, Connecticut — Siemon, a leading global manufacturer of IT network cabling and infrastructure systems, announces the release of a new 6Gb/s per lane mini-SAS to mini-SAS external passive copper cable assembly products. These mini-SAS cables support the connection of 6Gb/s Host Controller Adapters to 6Gb/s SAS switches as well as supporting legacy 3Gb/s applications in the installed base.

These external mini-SAS cable assemblies feature low profile backshell design enables easy access and removal in tight fitting, high-density storage applications. The assemblies are available in 30 AWG, 28 AWG and 26 AWG cable in standard lengths from 0.5 to 5 meters.

Siemon's four lane mini-SAS cables exceed the requirements of the ANSI INCITS T10 SAS 2.1 specification as well as the SFF-8088 specification. These cables also support other 3-6Gb/s IO per lane protocol, copper cabled interfaces like SATA-2, SATA-3, RapidIO, XAUI-2, Aurora and NUMA. Mini-SAS four lane cables can support 24+Gb/s link performance and are ideal for low profile storage, server, video and other point-to-point network cabling applications in blade to box, rack to rack and shelf to shelf configurations.

Electrical test data and product data sheets are available at

This interconnect is part of the Siemon's high speed interconnect family, which includes their Moray QSFP+ Active Optical Cable assemblies, QSFP+ and SFP+ passive copper cable assemblies, SFF-8470 CX4/IB/SAS cables and MTP optical fiber Plug and Play solutions as well as a variety of innovative high-performance structured cabling products.

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company's long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon's environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status
Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM's, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.
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