3M™ Cable Assemblies for SFP+ Applications, 1410 Series, are designed to be compatible with the standard SFP+ interface (SFF 8431) and are available with PVC or halogen-free jacketing. These external passive copper cable assemblies utilize jacketed 3M™ Twin Axial Cable to create a highly-flexible, foldable, high-performance solution, with up to 10Gbps, for networking, high-performance computing and data center applications. The unique 3M core cable technology allows 3M cable assemblies to be extremely low profile and light weight while virtually eliminating high-frequency resonance, allowing the cable to fold and bend with minimal to no impact on performance. The cable’s very small bend radius enables efficient routing in tight spaces to achieve even greater density and help improve airflow.
Many SFP+ applications use optical transceivers and optical patch cords. Compared to the optical solution, 3M Passive Copper Cable Assemblies for SFP+ Applications use less power, costs less, have improved routability, less latency, and are available in multiple configurations to meet the most demanding customer’s needs.
The enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) is a compact, hot-pluggable transceiver used for both telecommunication and data communications applications. SFP+ applications will become one of the largest direct-attach copper (DAC) assembly opportunities due to top-of-rack (ToR) switches being adopted in the growing data center market. For every ToR switch, there could be as many as 40-50 SFP+ DAC assemblies.