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Pro-optics SFP+ Active Optical Cables are hot-swappable, low-voltage cable assemblies that connect directly into SFP+ modules at both ends. These cables use a 20-position connector with active circuitry to increase distances and to improve EMI and reduce signal loss. 10Gtek® SFP+ Active Optical Cable transmits 10Gbps data in each direction over a loose tube fiber with distance up to 100m. Pro-optics AOC is SFP+ MSA compliance, low power consumption and lightweight, which can be used as an alternative solution to SFP+ passive and active copper cables, while providing improved signal integrity, longer distances, superior electromagnetic immunity and better bit error rate performance.

10G SFP+ AOC active optical cables are designed for 10GBASE-SR Ethernet links reach up to 300m over OM3/OM4  MMF.

Pro-optics 10G  AOC is a family of next-generation active optical cables specifically for use between SFP+ ports.  Based on Pro-optics vertically integrated VCSEL array technology and designed with SFP+ connectors, the SFPwire AOC is lighter and more flexible than comparable copper SFP+ direct attach cables (DACs).  The primary application is inter-rack and intra-rack connections within a data center environment.


The 10G SFP+ Active Optical Cable designed for use in 10G Ethernet links. The electrical interface of 10G SFP+ is compliant with SFF-8431 and the receiver side is limiting. The 10G AOC Cable provides non-adaptive input equalization and output emphasis controls as per SFF-8472. The mechanical specifications of the 10G SFP+ ends are compatible with SFF-8432. The 10G SFP+ is RoHS compliant per Directive 2011/65/EU.

  • Hot-pluggable SFP+ form-factor connectors

  • 850nm VCSEL laser and PIN photo-detector

  • Compliant with SFP+ MSA and IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-SR

  • Data rate up to 10.3Gbps

  • Length up to 300m over OM3 MMF

  • Power consumption < 0.8W per end

  • Operating case temperature range from 0°C to 70°C

  • 3.3V power supply voltage

  • RoHS compliant (lead free)


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