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Molex QSFP+ Active Optical Cables

Molex's QSPF+ Active Optical Cables (AOCs) integrated cable solutions feature industry-leading AOCs capable of achieving 40 Gbps data rates over distances up to 10km using a fraction of the power of other brands. The product line features cables with extremely low power consumption of 0.78W per cable end, which is 30% less than the competition. QSPF+ AOCs offer the flexibility of traditional optical modules by interfacing to systems via a standard QSFP MSA connector. QSFP+ to MPO optical cables allow an easy connection to separately installed single-mode fiber through the attached MPO connectors. Molex's QSPF+ AOCs are electrically compliant with the QSFP+ interface InfiniBand* SDR/DDR/QDR, Ethernet (10 and 40 Gbps), Fibre Channel (8 and 10 Gbps), SAS (6 Gbps) and other protocol applications.

  • Extremely low power consumption
    • Only 0.78W per cable end, 30% less than competition
    • Improves overall data-center power consumption & thermal efficiency and enables deployment of additional ports for increased number of AOCs per system, resulting in more connectivity options and total system cost savings
  • Four bi-directional optical data links per end, each operating at data rates from 1.0 to 10.3125 Gbps
  • Compatible with multiple protocols including InfiniBand* single data rates (SDR), dual data rates (DDR) and quad data rates (QDR), Ethernet systems (10 and 40 Gbps), Fibre Channel (8 and 10 Gbps), SAS (6 Gbps)
  • Low Bit Error Rate (BER) of 1e-18 errors per link provides increased data reliability and robustness of link versus standard transceivers with 1e-12 errors per link
  • High-density QSFP interface provides a compliant connection meeting QSFP+ Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) requirements
  • CMOS photonics-technology-based optical transceiver integrated on a single CMOS chip, resulting in a low-cost cable delivering high performance and long-term reliability
  • Single-mode fiber technology has a longer reach than copper and multi-mode fiber solutions, enabling deployment in datacenter and campus environments
  • QSFP+ to QSFP+ AOCs are permanently attached to the fiber, with no air gaps, providing protection from environmental contaminants and other user disturbances during installation
Electrical Specifications
  • Voltage: 3.47V max.
  • Current: 310mA max.
  • Power Consumption: 0.78W min., 0.97W max.
  • Data Rate: 1.0 to 10.325 Gbps

Mechanical Specifications
  • Cable Pull Force: 222.41N  (50 lbf) min.
  • Fiber Bend Radius: 25.00mm (.984") min.
  • Fiber Type: Single-mode
  • Cable Type: Plenum

Physical Specifications
  • Interface: QSFP+
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to +70°C

  • Switches
  • Routers
  • Hubs 
  • SAN, NIC cards
  • Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)

Part Number
Cable Length
 106410-1003 3.00m (9.84')
 106410-1005 5.00m (16.40')
 106410-1010 10.00m (32.81')
 106410-1020 20.00m (65.62')

Molex QSFP+ Active Optical Cables Diagram

 *InfiniBand is a registered trademark of the InfiniBand Trade Association
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