Quick tech specs
  • QSFP28 cable connects 100 Gb switches/servers and other networking devices in data centers and enterprise wiring closets
  • Ideal for switches/servers/routers and other networking equipment
  • Ergonomic push/pull tabs allow easy connection and disconnection
  • Combines 4 full-duplex 25 Gbps SFP lanes for an aggregated 100 Gbps rate
  • Multi-platform support for 100 Gb Ethernet/InfiniBand/Fibr- e Channel and PCIe
  • Compliant with QSFP28 MSA and SFF-8636 architecture for QSFP compatibility
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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.

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.

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.

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.

This item was discontinued on October 11, 2022

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