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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E.g., 2022-10-01

There are no active requests for disclosures at this time.

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ID Titlesort descending Disclosure
SFF-8654 0.6mm 4/8X Unshielded I/O Connector Amphenol , Lotes
SFF-TA-1000 2.5 " Form Factor Drive with High Density Connector None
SFF-8201 2.5" Form Factor Drive Dimensions None
SFF-8351 3.5 " Form Factor Drive with High Density Connector None
SFF-8301 3.5" Form Factor Drive Dimensions None
SFF-TA-1020 Cables and Connector Variants Based on SFF-TA-1002 Amphenol , Luxshare
SFF-TA-1007 Enterprise and Datacenter 1U Long Device Form Factor (E1.L) None
SFF-TA-1006 Enterprise and Datacenter 1U Short Device Form Factor (E1.S) None
SFF-TA-1008 Enterprise and Datacenter Standard Form Factor (E3) None
SFF-TA-1009 Enterprise and Datacenter Standard Form Factor Pin and Signal Specification (EDSFF) Seagate , Western Digital
SFF-TA-1014 Fabric Attached Device Connector Amphenol1 , Amphenol2
SFF-TA-1013 Fabric Device Mechanical Specification None
SFF-TA-1015 Fabric Device Pinout Specification None
SFF-TA-1033 Internal High-Speed Cable / Modular Connector System None
SFF-TA-1016 Internal Unshielded High Speed Connector System Amphenol , Luxshare
SFF-8636 Management Interface for 4-lane Modules and Cables None
SFF-8609 Management Interface for Drive Conditions None
SFF-8449 Management Interface for SAS Shielded Cables None
SFF-8472 Management Interface for SFP+ None
SFF-8642 Mini Multilane 12X 10 Gb/s Shielded Connector (CXP10) TE