LinkX® Ethernet Active Optical Cables

LinkX Ethernet AOC’s are the lowest cost optical interconnect. The best choice for point-to-point applications with easy cabling access, AOCs provide virtually error-free and trouble-free connectivity for switch-to-switch, server-to-switch, and high-speed storage applications such as NVMe FLASH systems. Available in SFP and QSFP, 25, 40, and 100G data rates of and reaches up to 200m.

100% factory tested in actual systems in end-to-end configurations enables all Mellanox cables and transceivers to offer BER 1E-15 which is 1000x few errors than most others, improving system performance and reliability and ensuring optimal signal integrity with the best end-to-end performance.

AOCs are lighter, more flexible, allow more airflow, and support longer reaches than DAC cables and are used extensively in cloud and supercomputers due to their value proposition. Available in a wide range of speeds and lengths and in both single- and multi-mode fibers.

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LinkX® Ethernet Active Optical Cables (AOCs)
Speed Form Factor Product Brief Special Features Part Number xxx Length Options*
See Conversion below
100Gb/s QSFP28 VCSELs LSZH MFA1A00-Cxxx 003, 005, 010, 015,
020, 030, 050, 100
40Gb/s QSFP+ OFNP/VCSEL MC2210310-xxx 003, 005, 010, 015,
020, 030, 050, 100
25Gb/s SFP28 OFNP/VCSEL MFA2P10-Axxx 003, 005, 007, 010, 015,
020, 030, 050, 100
*Length in Meters
LSZH: Low Smoke, Zero Halogen jacket      OFNP: Optical Fiber Nonconductive Plenum