All Catalog

AOC (Active Optical Cable) Cable

AOC (Active Optical Cable) is an optical fiber cable with built-in optical transceivers and signal processing components used for high-speed networking applications over longer distances with high bandwidth capabilities and low power consumption.

Product Details:

AOC Cable contain of:
10G SFP+ to SFP+ AOC
25G SFP28 to SFP28 AOC
40G QSFP+ to 4*SFP+ AOC
100G QSFP28 to QSFP28 AOC
The transmit distance up to 100~300m
Single 3.3V power supply
RoHS compliant
Class 1/1M Standard product, Compliant IEC60825-1
Telcordia(bellcore)GR-468-CORE reliability compliant
Operating temperature 0 – 70℃


Ordering Information:

Item No. Data Rate Wavelength Distance Source Package Connector Temperature()
10G AOC 10G 850 1~100m VSCEL+PIN SFP+ AOC 0~70
25G AOC 25G 850 1~100m VSCEL+PIN SFP28 AOC 0~70
40G AOC 40G 850 1~100m VSCEL+PIN QSFP+ AOC 0~70
40G OC Breakout 4*10G 850 1~100m VSCEL+PIN QSFP+ to 4*SFP+ AOC 0~70
100G AOC 100G 850 1~100m VSCEL+PIN QSFP28 AOC 0~70
100G AOC Breakout 4*25G 850 1~100m VSCEL+PIN QSFP28 to 4*SFP28 AOC 0~70


The difference between DAC Cable and AOC Cable:

Feature DAC Cable AOC Cable
Plug and Play Yes Yes
Cable Type Twinax copper Multimode OM3/OM4 fiber
Distance Limited range 0.5 to 15m (recommendation of max 10m) Reaches up to 100m (recommendation of max 30m)
Data Rate Speeds are up to 400G Speeds are up to 400G
Power Consumption Virtually zero. Passive cables <0.3W ~50% of power consumption versus 2 transceivers
Cost Lowest cost point to point solution Much reduced CAPEX versus 2 transceivers and fiber patch cable
Form Factors Supported SFP+/SFP28/QSFP+/QSFP28/QSFP-DD SFP+/SFP28/QSFP+/QSFP28/QSFP-DD
Passive/Active Supports active and passive switch ports Supports active switch ports
EMI Vulnerable to EMI EMI has no impact
Bend Radius AWG 24 to 30 (higher ratings for thinner cable and greater bendability) Thinner and shorter bend radius. Lightweight compared to DACs
Application Top of Rack(ToR)
Adjacent Rack
Top of Rack(ToR)
End of Row(EoR)
Middle of Row(MoR)
Zone to Zone


Brand Compatible

. . .

Please contact us for specific compatible models.

Installing an SFP Transceiver and a fiber-optic cable

Key points of choosing a suitable Optical Transceiver

Form factor & connectors

  • GBIC – Gigabit Interface Converter
  • SFP – Small Form-factor Pluggable
  • SFP+ – Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable
  • QSFP+ – Enhanced Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable
  • QSFP-DD – Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable Double Density
  • SFP-DD – Small Form-factor Pluggable Double Density

Speed / Data Rate

  • 155Mbps 
  • 1Gbps / 2Gbps / 4Gbps / 8Gbps  
  • 10Gbps / 16Gbps 
  • 25Gpbs / 40Gbps
  • 100Gbps / 200Gbps
  • 400Gbps


  • 850nm for short distances (around 500m on multimode fiber)
  • 1310nm for mid-range reach (approximately 40km on singlemode fiber)
  •  1550nm for long to extreme range (beyond 40km on singlemode fiber)

OEM compatibility

  • Cisco / Huawei / Juniper
  • Brocade(Formerly) / Alcatel-Lucent
  • Dell / Extreme / H3C
  • IBM / Nortel / Calix
  • ADTRAN / Allied Telesis
  • Arista Networks / Avaya

Cable Type

  • cable/optical fiber mode (single-mode, multi-mode)
  • 1310/1550 nm = Single Mode (9/125 µm)
  • 850/1300 nm = Multimode (50/125 µm)


  • Commercial transceivers – basic operating temp: 0 – 70° C / 32 – 158° F
  • Industrial transceivers – basic operating temp: -40 – 85° C / -40 – 185° F

Strictly Test After Assembly

Test 1: Average Output Optical Power Detection
Test 2: Extinction Ratio Measurement
Test 3: OMA in a stressed eye diagram of an optical signal
Test 4: Bit Error Rate Test
 Test 5: Eye Pattern Test
Test 6: Wavelength Testing

Need to buy Optical Transceivers?

Let's talk

Easy shop

Professional Seller

Excellent Quality

Global Shipping

Fast Delivery

Ask For A Quick Quote

We will contact you within 1 working day, please pay attention to the email with the suffix “”.