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3M™ Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assemblies for CX4
Applications

3M's new CX4 active optical cable assembly provides high-speed transmission over 100 meters of multimode fiber for high-performance computing and other ultra high-throughput networking environments. The 3M AOC assembly for CX4 applications transmits four parallel channels each operating at up to 5 Gbps and is designed to meet the SFF-8470 standard, which is compatible with InfiniBand DDR and 10Gbase-CX4 Ethernet standards. Using industry leading VCSEL technology and a new fiber coupling design, the 3M AOC assembly for CX4 applications provides excellent performance value and is cost effective. The CX4 interface is a 34p paddlecard with contacts populated on each side of the PCB.

  • Low power - 540mW per end
  • Four channels each operating at up to 5 Gbps
  • Fiber link up to 100m
  • Reliable 850nm VCSEL technology
  • 0 to +70 degree Celsius operating temperature range
  • Hot pluggable
  • LED indicator
  • Bend insensitive fiber
  • Full set of diagnostic features via I2C
  • Compliant with SFF-8470 specification
  • Scalable Light Engine design 1x, 4x, 12x

Applications:

  • High-performance computing clusters
  • Data center networks
  • IB and GigE switches
  • High-speed servers
  • Storage
  • Routers, hubs, load balancer
Part Number View Inventory
6a44 3Mô Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assemblies for CX4

See also:
3M™ Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assemblies (.pdf) - for more product information, specifications, applications and ordering information.

TEch Data Sheet(.pdf)

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