MIL-C-38999 Shell embedded SFF-8470 Plug
MIL-C 38999 Shell w:embedded SFF-8470 Receptacle to Pigtail
MIL-C-38999 Shell with embedded SFF-8470 Feed-Thru Receptacle

Meritec’s 4X (SFF-8470) Plug Termination with LSZH cable and its Receptacle embedded in the mating rugged circular MIL-C-38999 shells provides both a durable and high bandwidth interconnect scheme suitable for many Military, Airborne and Medical application not previously accommodated by industry standard interconnects.

Meritec’s LSZH cable assemblies support differential pair signaling with low-skew pairs and with shielding for maximum EMI/RFI protection. Meritec’s cable technology allows data rates in excess of 6.0 Gb/s and meets or exceeds SAS, InfiniBand, Ethernet CX4 and SATA requirements. Reduced crosstalk and low insertion loss enhance the scalability.

Features & Benefits

  • LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) jacketed cable
  • Available in 24, 26, 28, and 30 AWG cable
  • Optional connectors are available for both Cable assemblies and Pigtail assemblies
  • Durable SFF-8470 Receptacles
  • Rugged lightweight Aluminum MIL-C-38999- Series III Size 23, Circular Shells
  • Supports data rates in excess of 6.0 Gb/s
  • Meets or exceeds SAS, InfiniBand, Ethernet CX4 and SATA specifications
  • Matched impedance design of 100 ohm+/- 10%
  • Mated cycles – 250 minimum
  • Fully electrically tested
  • Available lengths built to order


  • Impedance: 100 +/- 10 ohms differential100psec risetime
  • Crosstalk: (NEXT) <2% at 100ps (multiple aggressors)
  • Plug Cable Assembly Insertion loss: 1M28awgcable–1.3dBat1.5GHz connectors – 0.8dB per pair at 1.5GHz
  • Skew:<10psec/meter
  • Feed-Thru Receptacle Insertion loss: 1dB at 1.5GHz
  • Signal Integrity data available upon request
Mechanical SFF-8470
  • Contact material: Copper alloy
  • Standard contact finish: 30 Micro inch Au / 50
  • Plating: Die cast shell with Ni
  • Durability: 250 cycles
  • MatCable insulating material: LSZH jacket
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +75°C
  • UL Recognized materials