VHDCI cable range extended

Cliff Electronics has extended its range of industry standard VHDCI Centronics style cables to meet the requirements for interconnecting instrumentation in industries such as defence, aerospace and space. A new 0.5m length has been added to the existing range of one and two metre versions. All are terminated with standard D-shaped connectors.

VHDCI cables are used in high performance data transfer applications supporting the latest SCSI style interfaces, plus for connecting peripherals such as: portable disc drives; RAID data storage; hardware in the loop applications; tape backup drives; and CD-ROM players; as well as printers to computers. Although USB cables are now more commonplace, parallel cables are still required for many uses including connecting to legacy devices.

The VHDCI cable connector is small and allows placement of four wide SCSI connectors on the back of a single PCI card slot. It uses the regular 68-contact pin assignment with the male connector on the cable and the female connector on the equipment panel.