SFP+ active optical cable for high-speed data links

January 23, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
FCI’s SFP+ Active Optical Cable (AOC) is fully compatible with the SFF-8431 industry standard, plug compatible with SFP+ hardware ports and compliant with 10Gb Ethernet and Fibre Channel signal transmission protocols.

10Gb data rate performance is achieved with 50% reduction in power consumption. Operating between 0°C and 70°C, these AOCs are offered in lengths of 1 metre and up to 100 metres.

The SFP+ AOC is part of FCI’s suite of 10Gb interconnect solutions which include DAC cable assemblies, board connectors and cages and FCI’s SFP+ SR and LR Transceivers. This product has been engineered with flip-chip optical sub-component VCSEL technology operating at 850 nm and optimised for low power consumption of approximately 250 mW.

This 50% reduction in the power enables a significant reduction in system hardware operating costs by lowering the heat dissipation and system management costs through simplification of heat management features and controls. The small diameter fibre optic raw cable, with Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) jacketing, allows easy cable application and routing. A pull tab mechanism assures simple cable mating and un-mating.

FCI; www.fci.com