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3M™ Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assemblies

Using industry leading VCSEL technology and an advanced new light-engine design, the 3M Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assembly provides exceptional cost/performance value by reliably delivering 40 Gbps bandwidth with a low power AOC. The direct attach QSFP+ and CX4 AOC assemblies deliver four channels of bi-directional data while using minimal energy per end. 3M Active Optical Cables are InfiniBand certified.


  • Low-power active optical cable
  • Certified to the InfiniBand Integrator's List for 20 Gbps and 40 Gbps (DDR and QDR, respectively)
  • Quick, easy installation - plug and play
  • Lightweight, flexible, and routable
  • Compliant with SFF, InfiniBand, and ethernet specifications
  • Qualified to Telcordia GR-486-CORE
  • Bend-insensitive fiber
  • Up to 100 m in length

AOC Chart 3M Active Optical cables have received InfiniBand certification

Please visit the 3M Active Optical Cable Assemblies website for complete information about this product.

Product Specifications

3M Active Optical Cable Assemblies - QSFP+ and CX4 (PDF 2.45MB)

Technical Documentation

AOC Tech Data Sheet (PDF 51.6KB)