The Gigalight 40G QSFP+ ACC (Active Copper Cable), also known as Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cable or Twinax cable, provides robust connections for 40G Ethernet systems. Each cable consists of four lanes each operating at data rates of up to 10Gb/s.

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The active copper cables require additional power to ensure quality connectivity. The cables are compliant with SFF-8685 specifications and provide connectivity between devices using QSFP+ ports. Each QSFP+ port comprises an EEPROM providing product information, which can be read by the host system.
This integrated cable solution provides reliable transport for aggregate data rates of up to 40Gb/s. Optimizing systems to operate with Gigalight's 40Gb/s active copper cables significantly reduces power consumption and EMI emission, eliminating the use of Enterprise Data Center (EDC) hosts.
Gigalight's unique quality active copper cable solutions provide power-efficient connectivity for short distance interconnects. They enable higher port bandwidth, density and configurability at a low cost in the data centers. Rigorous cable production testing ensures best out-of-the-box installation experience, performance and durability.

  • 4-channel full-duplex active copper cable
  • SFF-8436 compliant QSFP+ connectors
  • SFF-8636 compliant I2C management interface
  • IEEE 802.3ba 40GBASE-CR4 compliant
  • Data rate up to 40Gbps (4x 10Gbps)
  • Copper link length up to 10m (active limiting)
  • Low power consumption < 2.5W
  • Excellent signal integrity and low insertion loss
  • Operating case temperature range: 0°C to +70°C
  • Single 3.3V supply voltage
  • RoHS compliant
  • 40G Ethernet 40GBASE-CR4
  • SAS, servers, hubs, switches and routers
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