AOC Cable (Active Optical Cable) is cost efficient 10-100m range  interconnection media widely used in telecom operator equipment rooms, data centers and corporate networks

AOC Cable Portfolio

We are a supplier of compatible optical transceiver products that are best known for their exceptional quality and reasonable cost. Our compatible AOC Cable portfolio includes Active Optical Cables with speeds ranging from 10 Gbps to 400 Gbps and interconnection distances ranging from 1 meter to 100 meters, which are widely used to provide data center internal connections, storage area networks, and high-performance computing connectivity.

An Active Optical Cable (AOC Cable) is a high-speed optical cable assembly with pre-terminated optical transceivers attached to a multi-mode optical fiber. This method provides several advantages to the user. AOC are much lighter than DAC cables and can reach distances of up to 100 meters (Passive DACs can reach distances up to 10 meters). They also have a small bending radius of 3 millimeters and a high tolerance to electromagnetic radiation (EMI). When compared to a traditional solution consisting of optical transceivers and a patch cable, the latter solution is easier to install and has less optical budget loss due to the absence of connector attenuation. Longer distance connections are thus possible. Because AOC lack optical connectors, they are inherently safer because there are fewer potential failure points. Compatible alternatives to 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G, 100G, and 400G AOC cables, as well as 100G to 25G breakout AOC cables and 40G to 10G AOC cables, are available in our portfolio.

We can provide compatible AOC cables for all top brands and their latest platforms, including Cisco, Juniper, HP, and Dell, as well as custom solutions in which one side of the AOC is made compatible with one brand and the other side of the AOC is made compatible with another. Please contact us if you have any questions.

10G AOC cable

Our 10G AOC cable selection includes SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cables in lengths ranging from 1 meter to 100 meters, allowing for cost-effective 10G interconnection within racks using the ToR method or across close racks using the EoR (End of Row) or MoR (Middle of Row) architecture. Our 10G AOC complies with the SFF-8432 Multi Source Agreement and includes pre-terminated 10G SFP+ connections at both ends and 10G AOC product line supports data rates ranging from 1.0625 to 10.52 Gbps and applications such as 10G Ethernet, GE Ethernet, 1/2/4/8/10G Fiber Channel, and can be used for mobile network fronthaul CPRI and OBSAI protocol options. We can make our 10G AOC cables compatible with almost any vendor equipment.

25G AOC cable

Following the generation of 10G transceivers, the 25G AOC ensures a smooth and stable network data rate growth. The 25G AOC cable section includes an MSA standard compatible SFP28 transceiver assembly at each end of the cable as well as an optical fiber that is permanently linked to the SFP28 connector to provide consistent link length. Our SFP28 to SFP28 25G AOC cable product line features highly reliable 850nm VCSEL laser technology, a low power dissipation of 1.0 W, and lengths ranging from 1 meter up to 100 meters. These cables are compatible with almost any vendor’s equipment. Please see our 25G AOC cable portfolio below.

40G AOC cable

Are you looking for a 40G AOC cable? Check out our selection of 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cables! The direct attach 40G AOC cable incorporates 40G QSFP+ optical transceivers at both ends and has four parallel lanes that operate at 850nm using VCSEL lasers on the transmitter side and PIN Photodiodes on the receiver side. There is also a 40G to 10G AOC Breakout Cable with a 40G transceiver embedded on one end and four separate SFP+ transceivers on the other in this selection. Our 40G AOC cable product line includes cables ranging in length from one to one hundred meters. These 40G AOC cable products can operate at data rates ranging from 2.125 to 41.2 Gbps and provide optimal system airflow for your applications.

50G AOC Cable

To double the data rates of the existing SFP28 links, we provide 50G SFP56 Active Optical Cables. The 50G optical transceivers on both ends use 850nm VCSEL lasers and PAM4 transmission. Transmission data rate is up to 53.125Gbps in distances of maximum 70 meters using OM3 fiber and 100 meters using OM4 fiber. The 50G transceivers embedded on each side have the same popular SFP+ caging to provide more cost effective solutions for enterprises.

100G AOC Cable

100G AOC Cable is an excellent option for use by network architects in situations in which it is necessary to make interconnections at limited distances that are high speed, robust, and low in power consumption. These situations typically involve rack-to-rack interconnections within the same equipment room. 100G AOC Cable consists of Multi-Mode Fiber (MMF) through which 4x 25Gbps, 850nm data signals are transmitted. Available distances are from 1 till 100 meters. At both ends of the cable are top of the line QSFP28 form factor transceivers installed. As well in our portfolio there is 100G to 25G breakout AOC option available. 100G AOC is fully compatible with the QSFP28 MSA standard. Which makes them compatible throughout network equipment which requires no special coding protection – are compatible with MSA equipment. Newer less, if it is necessary our engineers are specialized in 100G AOC coding and can provide almost any compatibility to any Datacom equipment required.

400G QSFP-DD AOC Cable

400G AOC Cable is the pinnacle of data communication interfaces in modern data center. These cables consist of Multi-Mode fiber cable (MMF) and QSFP-DD transceivers at both of its ends. With 8x 56Gbps transmitters this cable can achieve distances from 1 to 100 meters. These 400G AOC are perfect for nowadays modern data centers, where short range distance and performance vs switching density is required. 400G AOC are fully compatible to QSFP-DD MSA standard and are compatible with any MSA based equipment which does not have any special protection to third party transceivers. Newer less, our engineers are specialized in 400G AOC coding and can provide almost any compatibility to any Datacom equipment required.