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QSFP+ and CX4 Active Optical Cable Assemblies


The 3M™ active optical cable assemblies for QSFP+ and CX4 high-performance computing applications feature low power, low cost, and flexible lengths for Infiniband(TM) Certified applications.

Using industry leading VCSEL technology and an advanced new light-engine design, the 3M Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assemblies provide excellent cost/performance value.
3M's QSFP+ and CX4 Active Optical Cable Assemblies
 
Applications
  • High-performance computing clusters
  • Data center networks
  • Infiniband(TM) and GigE switches
  • High-speed servers
  • Storage Arrays / Servers
  • Routers, hubs, load balancer

Product Specifications
Module Form Factor QSFP+ QSFP+
QSFP+ Infiniband, 40 G Ethernet Infiniband, 3.125 G per channel XAUI, Ethernet
Channels 4 channels, bi-directional 4 channels, bi-directional
Channel Data Rate 1 to 10.3125 Gbps/channel Up to 5 Gbps/channel
Operating Optical Wavelength 850 nm 850 nm
Aggregate Bandwidth 40 Gbps 20 Gbps
BER <10E-15 <10E-15
Operating Case Temperature 0 to +70°C 0 to +70°C
Storage Temperature -40° to +70°C -40° to +70°C
Supply Voltage 3.3 V 3.3 V
Electrical Interface 38-pin edge connector 34-pin edge connector
Power Consumption 540 mW per end* <660 mW per end
Management Interface Serial, I2C N/A
Fiber Type OM2+, 50 &micrp;m Bend Insensitive OM2+, 50 µm Bend Insensitive
Cable Length Up to 100 m Up to 100 m
Outer Cable Diameter 3 mm 3 mm
Cable Type Plenum and LSZH Plenum and LSZH
Compliance SFF-8436, FCC Class B and CE, RoHS* 6, Class 1M Laser, Telcordia GR-486-CORE SFF-8470, FCC Class B and CE, RoHS 6, Class 1M Laser, Telcordia GR-468-CORE
*Tested as low as 480 mW in some use scenarios. Contact 3M for more information.

Digi-Key P/N 3M P/N Description Connector Length - Overall
3M10651-ND 6A22-A0421-002.0-0 QSFP-QSFP QDR 4CH PLEN OM2+ 2M QSFP+ 4x 6.56' (2.00 m)
3M10652-ND 6A22-A0421-004.0-0 QSFP-QSFP QDR 4CH PLEN OM2+ 4M QSFP+ 4x 13.12' (4.00 m)
3M10653-ND 6A22-A0421-006.0-0 QSFP-QSFP QDR 4CH PLEN OM2+ 6M QSFP+ 4x 19.69' (6.00 m)
3M10655-ND 6A22-A0421-008.0-0 QSFP-QSFP QDR 4CH PLEN OM2+ 8M QSFP+ 4x 26.25' (8.0 m)
3M10625-ND 6A22-A0421-010.0-0 QSFP-QSFP QDR 4CH PLEN OM2+ 10M QSFP+ 4x 32.80' (10 m)
3M10658-ND 6A22-A0421-012.0-0 QSFP-QSFP QDR 4CH PLEN OM2+ 12M QSFP+ 4x 39.4' (12.0 m)
3M10660-ND 6A22-A0421-014.0-0 QSFP-QSFP QDR 4CH PLEN OM2+ 14M QSFP+ 4x 45.9' (14.0m)
View all QSFP+ 4x parts available at Digi-Key
3M10842-ND 6A44-B0421-005.0-0 CABLE CX4-CX4 DDR 4CH PLEN 5M CX4 16.4' (5.0 m)
3M10843-ND 6A44-B0421-010.0-0 CABLE CX4-CX4 DDR 4CH PLEN 10M CX4 32.8' (10 m)
3M10844-ND 6A44-B0421-015.0-0 CABLE CX4-CX4 DDR 4CH PLEN 15M CX4 49.2' (15 m)
3M10845-ND 6A44-B0421-020.0-0 CABLE CX4-CX4 DDR 4CH PLEN 20M CX4 65.6' (20 m)
View all CX4 parts available at Digi-Key