TE Connectivity has released its new Sliver card edge connectors which have been adopted as the standard connector design into the SNIA Small Form Factor Technology Work Group’s SFF-TA-1002 specification and are claimed to be the highest-performing card edge connectors in the standard. The company's industry-leading SFF-TA-1002 compliant connectors are protocol-agnostic, multi-lane connectors that are beneficial for designers who need to support the high speeds and density of next-generation silicon. The power connectors within the new portfolio allow high power to riser cards and hardware accelerators. They reduce the requirement for cables to power riser cards, improving airflow through the enclosure and facilitating ease of design.
“TE’s Sliver card edge connectors for SFF-TA-1002 deliver the highest performance in the industry by enabling 28G NRZ / 56G PAM-4 with a roadmap to 56G NRZ / 112G PAM-4,” said Lucas Benson, product manager at TE Connectivity. “We are proud that our new card edge connectors have been selected as the basis for the standard for SFF-TA-1002.”