QSFP+ Active Optical Cables


Active Optical Cables - or AOC's - provide optimum link performance, high reliability, inter-operability and ease of installation. Amphenol's QSFP+ to QSFP+ active optical cable assemblies provide 4 fully duplex channels per cable supporting signal transmission rates up to 10 Gb/s & 14 Gb/s per channel. By its design, an AOC does not have any optical interfaces exposed eliminating the risk of contamination. The QSFP+ cable interface is based on the SFF-8436 industry standard, while also meeting the requirements of the 40GBASE-SR4 Ethernet and Infiniband SDR, DDR, QDR & FDR standards. The QSFP+ cables feature the use of non-conductive, plenum rated, helix based 8 multi-mode fiber optical cables that allow for cable routing and bending in any direction. These cables are ideal for high density signal transmission typically seen in most data centers and in high performance computing applications.

  • Full Duplex 4 Channel 850nm Parallel Active Optical Cable
  • Supports transmission rates up to 14 Gbit/s per channel
  • QSFP-based modules at each cable end
  • QSFP interfaces fully compliant to SFF- 8436
  • Hot pluggable electrical interfaces
  • QSFP-based module supports Rx Pre-Emphasis
  • EEPROM-based Serial-ID, accessible through two-wire Serial Interface
  • Multi-channel 850nm VCSEL array
  • Multi-channel PIN-detector array
  • Helix type 8-fiber Multi-Mode Optical cable that allows for bending in any direction
  • Fire-resistant OFNP (optical Fiber Non-Conductive Plenum) rated cable
  • Low power QSFP module: 0.8 Watts (typ.) per end
  • Power class 4
  • 0°C to +70°C operating case temperature
  • Laser Class 1 IEC/CDRH compliant