SFF IP Disclosures

When implementing a SFF TA  TWG specification it is important to note the possibility that it may require the use of an invention covered by patent rights. By SNIA distribution of SFF TA TWG specifications, no position is taken with respect to the validity of a claim or claims or of any patent rights in connection therewith.  All SFF TA TWG published specifications are considered SNIA Architecture and are covered by the SNIA IP Policy and as a result goes through a request for disclosure process.  The following information provides the status and results of the request for disclosures.  If a specification is not listed below then it has not been through the request for disclosure process.  Any questions should be addressed to the SNIA Technical Council Managing Director at tcmd@snia.org.

See the letter from the SNIA Secretary for additional details on this request for disclosure, including how to make a disclosure.
 

Active Request for Disclosures

Specification Title Revision Completes
SFF-8024 SFF Cross Reference to Industry Products 4.5 12/18/2018
SFF-8472 Management Interface for SFP+ 12.3 12/18/2018
SFF-8611 MiniLink 4/8X I/O Cable Assemblies 1.0 12/18/2018
SFF-8612 MiniLink 4/8X Shielded Connector 0.9.2 12/18/2018
SFF-8631 Serial Attachment X8/X16Unshielded Device Connector 1.4 12/18/2018
SFF-8654  0.6mm 4/8X Unshielded I/O Connector 1.2 12/18/2018
SFF-8662 QSFP+ 4X 28 Gb/s Connector (Style A) 2.9 12/18/2018
SFF-8667 Module with High Density Connector for Enclosure Applications 1.0 12/18/2018
SFF-8672 QSFP+ 4X 28 Gb/s Connector (Style B) 1.2 12/18/2018
SFF-8679 QSFP+ 4X Hardware and Electrical Specification 1.8 12/18/2018
SFF-8682 QSFP+ 4X Connector 1.1 12/18/2018
SFF-TA-1001 Universal x4 Link Definition for SFF-8639 1.1 12/18/2018
SFF-TA-1005 Universal Backplane Management (UBM) 1.0.1 12/18/2018
SFF-TA-1006 Enterprise and Datacenter 1U Short SSD Form Factor 1.1 12/18/2018
SFF-TA-1008 Enterprise and Datacenter SSD 3" Form Factor 1.0 12/18/2018
SFF-TA-1009 Enterprise and Datacenter SSD Pin and Signal Specification 2.0 12/18/2018

 

Completed Request for Disclosures

Specification Title Revision Disclosure
SFF-8201 Specification for 2.5" Form Factor Drive Dimensions 3.4 None
SFF-8301 Specification for 3.5" Form Factor Drive Dimensions 1.9 None
SFF-8351 Specification for 3.5" Form Factor Drive with High Density Connector 2.0 None
SFF-TA-1000 Specification for 2.5" Form Factor Drive with High Density Connector 1.0 None
SFF-TA-1007 Specification for Enterprise and Datacenter 1U Long SSD Form Factor 1.0 None