QSFP28 Cable Connects Network Equipment at Speeds up to 100 Gbps
This three-meter (9.8-foot) QSFP28 Active Optical Cable (AOC) provides next-generation performance by combining four full-duplex 25 Gbps SFP channels into one affordable high-density package. Each male connector contains four independent 850 nm VCSEL-based transmitters and four independent receivers using PIN photo detectors inside. Each lane supports data transfer speeds up to 25 Gbps. Together, the N28H-03M-AQ provides an aggregated speed up to 100 Gbps, making it ideal for switches, servers, routers and other high-end networking equipment.
Push/Pull Tab Connectors Provide Quick, Easy Connections
The hot-pluggable QSFP28 connectors include ergonomic push/pull tabs, which are easily accessible in high-density applications and make the cable easy to install and remove with just one hand.
Engineered and Optimized for Bandwidth-Intense Applications
This QSFP28 active optical cable integrates a 100 Gbps Ethernet-optimized 38-position "board as connector" design. Die-cast zinc connectors offer superior EMI (electromagnetic interference) resistance and reduced crosstalk. The connectors have also been tested to meet stringent insertion loss standards. The cable is suitable for high-speed, short-reach dense data connections, such as 100GBASE-SR4 Ethernet, PCIe, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand applications. The plenum-rated OFNP jacket is designed for connecting network components in drop ceiling, walls and ducts.
Fully Compliant and Compatible with the Latest Standards
This cable is fully compliant with the latest QSFP28 Multi-Source Agreement (MSA), IEEE 802.3bm standards and industry-standard SFF-8636 specifications. It is compatible with all QSFP and QSFP+ ports.
- Combines 4 full-duplex 25 Gbps SFP lanes for an aggregated 100 Gbps rate
- Ideal for switches, servers, routers and other high-end networking equipment
- Multi-platform support for 100 Gb Ethernet, InfiniBand, Fibre Channel and PCIe
- Ergonomic push/pull tabs allow easy one-handed connection and disconnection
- Compliant with QSFP28 MSA and SFF-8636 architecture for full QSFP compatibility