6A25 Series Active Optical Cable Assemblies


3M's active optical cable (AOC) assembly for QSFP+ to SFP+ applications

3M’s active optical cable (AOC) assembly for QSFP+ to SFP+ applications compliments and builds on the family of AOC products. The QSFP+ to SFP+ is commonly known as a fanout assembly. The QSFP+ fanout is a hybrid AOC that transitions from a QSFP+ on one end to four individual SFP+ connectors on the other. The QSFP+ fanout offers four parallel, bi-directional channels, each operating at up to 10.3125 Gbps. Using industry-leading VCSEL technology, an advanced, new, light-engine design and bend-insensitive multimode fiber, this AOC delivers exceptional cost and performance value for 10 and 40 GbE applications at distances of up to 100 m.

Features
  • Supports 40 G to 10 G Ethernet interoperability
  • 3M low-power brand promise
  • 3M 2-year active optical warranty
  • Seamless fiber from end-to-end with no optical splices
  • Less cabling to order and manage
  • Simplified cable installation
  • Aggregate 4 discrete SFP+ 10 G channels into single parallel QSFP+ 40 G interface
Applications
  • Data centers with 10 GbE requirements with ToR and aggregation architectures
  • Network switch manufacturers supporting 40/10 GbE
  • Server manufacturers supporting 10/40 GbE
  • Manufacturers of 10 GbE host card adapters (HCA/NIC)
  • System integrators

6A25 Series

Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
6A25-A0421-003.0-0 QSFP 40/10GBE 4CH SFP OM2+ 3M 4
6A25-A0421-005.0-0 QSFP 40/10GBE 4CH SFP OM2+ 5M 3
6A25-A0421-020.0-0 QSFP 40/10GBE 4CH SFP OM2+ 20M 4
6A25-A0421-010.0-0 QSFP 40/10GBE 4CH SFP OM2+ 10M 5
6A25-A0421-007.0-0 QSFP 40/10GBE 4CH SFP OM2+ 7M 2