|Eoptolink QSFP Active Optical Cable (AOC) EOLQ-8540G-PCT-XX and EOLQ-8540G-PCT-XX*-1 is a high performance integrated cable for short-range multi-lane data communication and interconnect applications. It integrates four data lanes in each direction with 40 Gbps aggregate bandwidth. Each lane can operate at 10 Gbps with lengths ranging from one to 100 m. These Active Optical Cables utilize multimode fiber using a nominal wavelength of 850nm. The electrical interface uses a 38-contact edge type connector. Eoptolink is producing QSFP+ to QSFP+ AOC and QSFP+ to FOUR SFP+ AOC.|
|Package||Part No.||Fiber Type||Aggregate Data Rate||Wavelength||Distance||Connector||DDM||Application|
|QSFP+||EOLQ-8540G-PCT-XX*||MMF||40G||850nm||1m to 100m||AOC||D||40GBASE-SR4|
|QSFP+||EOLQ-8556G-PCT-XX*||MMF||40G||850nm||1m to 100m||AOC||D||56GBASE-SR4|
|QSFP+ to 4*SFP+||EOLQ-8540G-PCT-XX*-1||MMF||40G||850nm||1m to 100m||AOC||D||40GBASE-SR4|
*Length measured OM3 fiber. XX denotes the AOC length with unit meter. For example, 01 denotes 1m, 02 denote 2m … 99 denote 99m and 1H denotes 100m
Active Optical Cable (AOCs) extremely low power consumption, improves overall data center power consumption and thermal efficiency. AOC’s use single mode silicon photonics (SiPh) to enable long transmitting on single mode ribbon fiber. AOC pigtails (QSFP+ to MPO) allow for easy plug in to installed SM structured cabling, thus eliminating the need to pull the AOC through long distances.
AOCs reduced cable bulk compared to larger diameter copper cabling enable deployment of additional ports for increased number of AOCs per system, resulting in more connectivity options and total system cost savings. Optical pluggable QSFP+ MTP† cable assemblies are available in 12-fiber 3.00mm round cable and a robust 4.50mm round cable.
Advantages of Active Optical Cables (AOC) Compare to Copper Twinax Cables
Advantages of Active Optical Cables (AOC) Compare to Optical Transceivers
Disadvantage: Cannot be routed through optical patch panels