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

E.g., 2022-11-30

There are no active requests for disclosures at this time.

Completed Request for Disclosures

E.g., 2022-11-30
IDsort descending Title Disclosure
SFF-8631 Serial Attachment X8/X16Unshielded Device Connector None
SFF-8636 Management Interface for 4-lane Modules and Cables None
SFF-8639 Multifunction 6X Unshielded Connector Foxconn
SFF-8642 Mini Multilane 12X 10 Gb/s Shielded Connector (CXP10) TE
SFF-8654 0.6mm 4/8X Unshielded I/O Connector Amphenol , Lotes
SFF-8661 QSFP+ 4X Module None
SFF-8662 QSFP+ 4X 28 Gb/s Connector (Style A) None
SFF-8663 QSFP+ 28 Gb/s Cage (Style A) None
SFF-8667 Module with High Density Connector for Enclosure Applications None
SFF-8672 QSFP+ 4X 28 Gb/s Connector (Style B) None
SFF-8679 QSFP+ 4X Hardware and Electrical Specification None
SFF-8682 QSFP+ 4X Connector None
SFF-8683 QSFP+ Cage None
SFF-TA-1000 2.5 " Form Factor Drive with High Density Connector None
SFF-TA-1001 Universal x4 Link Definition for SFF-8639 None
SFF-TA-1002 Protocol Agnostic Multi-Lane High Speed Connector Amphenol , TE
SFF-TA-1005 Universal Backplane Management (UBM) None
SFF-TA-1006 Enterprise and Datacenter 1U Short Device Form Factor (E1.S) None
SFF-TA-1007 Enterprise and Datacenter 1U Long Device Form Factor (E1.L) None
SFF-TA-1008 Enterprise and Datacenter Standard Form Factor (E3) None

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