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.

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Specification Title Revision Disclosure
SFF-8024 SFF Module Management Reference Code Tables 4.5.2 None
SFF-8071 SFP+ 1X 0.8mm Card Edge Connector 1.8.1 None
SFF-8086 Mini Multilane 4X 10 Gb/s Common Elements Connector 2.6 None
SFF-8087 Mini Multilane 4X Unshielded Connector Shell and Plug 2.6 None
SFF-8088 Mini Multilane 4X Shielded Connector Shell and Plug 3.4 None
SFF-8432 SFP+ Module and Cage 5.2a TE
SFF-8436 QSFP+ 4X 10 Gb/s Pluggable Transceiver 4.9 TE
SFF-8482 Serial Attachment 2X Unshielded Connector 2.5 None
SFF-8486 Serial Attachment 4X Unshielded Connector 1.3 None
SFF-8642 Mini Multilane 12X 10 Gb/s Shielded Connector (CXP10) 3.3 TE
SFF-TA-1002 Protocol Agnostic Multi-Lane High Speed Connector 1.1.6 Amphenol, TE
SFF-TA-1005 Universal Backplane Management (UBM) 1.1 None
SFF-TA-1007 Enterprise and Datacenter 1U Long SSD Form Factor (E1.L) 1.0.2 None
SFF-TA-1013 Fabric Device Mechanical Specification 0.0.1 None
SFF-TA-1014 Fabric Attached Device Connector 0.0.2 Amphenol
SFF-TA-1015 Fabric Device Pinout Specification 0.0.5 None
SFF-8024 SFF Cross Reference to Industry Products 4.5 None
SFF-8472 Management Interface for SFP+ 12.3 None
SFF-8611 MiniLink 4/8X I/O Cable Assemblies 1.0 Molex
SFF-8612 MiniLink 4/8X Shielded Connector 0.9.2 Molex
SFF-8631 Serial Attachment X8/X16Unshielded Device Connector 1.4 None
SFF-8654  0.6mm 4/8X Unshielded I/O Connector 1.2 Amphenol, Lotes
SFF-8662 QSFP+ 4X 28 Gb/s Connector (Style A) 2.9 None
SFF-8667 Module with High Density Connector for Enclosure Applications 1.0 None
SFF-8672 QSFP+ 4X 28 Gb/s Connector (Style B) 1.2 None
SFF-8679 QSFP+ 4X Hardware and Electrical Specification 1.8 None
SFF-8682 QSFP+ 4X Connector 1.1 None
SFF-TA-1001 Universal x4 Link Definition for SFF-8639 1.1 None
SFF-TA-1005 Universal Backplane Management (UBM) 1.0.1 None
SFF-TA-1006 Enterprise and Datacenter 1U Short SSD Form Factor 1.1 None
SFF-TA-1008 Enterprise and Datacenter SSD 3" Form Factor 1.0 None
SFF-TA-1009 Enterprise and Datacenter SSD Pin and Signal Specification 2.0 None
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