The new 3M Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assembly for QSFP+ to SFP+ Applications compliments and builds on the family of AOC products released by 3M. The QSFP+ to SFP+ is commonly known as a “fanout” assembly. The QSFP+ fanout is a hybrid AOC that transitions from a QSFP+ on one end to four individual SFP+ connectors on the other. The QSFP+ fanout offers four parallel, bi-directional channels each operating at up to 10.3125 Gbps. Using industry leading VCSEL technology, an advanced new light-engine design and bend insensitive multimode fiber, this AOC delivers exceptional cost and performance value for 10 and 40GbE applications at distances of up to 100 meters.