High Speed Interconnects

A full line of copper and fiber interconnect assemblies for high-speed direct attach applications in the data center

Siemon’s comprehensive line of high-performance, high-speed interconnect assemblies for direct attach point-to-point applications in the data center support up to 100 Gig across an array of applications. Independently tested for interoperability with most major equipment manufacturers, Siemon high-speed interconnects are available in a variety of QSFP28, SFP28, QSFP+, SFP+ form factors, including hybrid breakouts and active optical cables.  They are competitively priced, available in various length, including many 1/2 meter lengths, and color options, and backed by Siemon’s superior technical service and support.

100G QSFP28 

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Supporting speeds up to 100 Gb/s, Siemon’s QSFP28 cables exceed 100G Ethernet specifications(100G-BASE-CR4). These cables are designed for high-density applications, offering a cost-effective, low-power option for high-speed data center interconnects.

  • Shares the same mating interface with QSFP+ (SFF-8436) form factors, making it backward compatible with existing QSFP+ ports 
  • Available in half meter lengths

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100G Breakouts

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Siemon’s QSFP28 to 4 SFP28 Passive Copper Cable assemblies exceed 25G Ethernet specifications (100GBASE-CR4). It shares the same mating interface with QSFP+ (SFF-8436) and SFP+ (SFF-8431) form factors, making it backward compatible with existing QSFP+ and SFP+ equipment ports. 

  • Features ultra low crosstalk for enhanced performance
  • Available in standard lengths up to 5 meters (16.4 ft.) for support of up to 100 Gig (4x25 Gig) Ethernet applications

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25G SFP28

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These cables support the next generation of applications (25GBASE-CR), connecting switches to network equipment in short-reach applications.

  • Available in standard lengths up to 5 meters (16.4 ft.) for support of up to 25G Ethernet
  • Features ultra-low crosstalk for enhanced performance

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40G QSFP+

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QSFP+ copper cable assemblies were developed for high-density applications, offering a cost-effective, low-power option for high-speed data center interconnects. Available in multiple colors, length and gauges, the QSFP+ form factor (Quad SFP+) can replace up to four standard SFP+ connections, providing greater density and reduced system cost.

  • Supports emerging 40 Gb/s applications and are available in standard lengths up to 5 meters with longer custom lengths available
  • Fully-shielded assemblies combine twin-axial shielded cable configuration with robust die cast housings for enhanced support of high frequency data rates
  • Over molding on the PCB level provide additional strain relief

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40G Breakouts

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Siemon hybrid cables allow users to connect SFP+ and QSFP+ equipment. They offer a cost-effective, low-power option for high-speed data center interconnects. The direct-attach assemblies support 4 lanes of 10 Gb/s and are available in standard lengths up to 5 meters with longer custom lengths available.

  • For Ethernet applications from 4 x 10G

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10G SFP+ Active and Passive

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Siemon’s SFP+ active and passive copper cable assemblies were developed specifically as a cost-effective alternative to optical modules for short reach links in high-speed interconnect applications such as high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise networking and network storage markets.

  • Support data transfer rates up to 10+ Gb/s per lane, meeting or exceeding current standards specifications
  • Active cables use signal processing within the connector back shells to extend the length that copper cables can reach beyond the limits of passive copper solutions
  • Fully-shielded assemblies combine twin-axial shielded cable configuration with robust die cast housings for enhanced support of high frequency data rates

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Cisco Compatible 10G SFP+ Active and Passive

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Proven by the University of New Hampshire's Interoperability Lab (UNH IOL) for 10G interoperability, Siemon Cisco Compatible SFP+ active and passive copper cable assemblies are programmed specifically to work with Cisco equipment, delivering superior cost savings and peace of mind for your switch-to-server connections.

  • These assemblies will not trigger warning messages or violate Cisco’s warranty when used with Cisco equipment
  • Siemon’s SFP+ fully-shielded assemblies combine twin-axial shielded cable configuration with robust die cast housings for enhanced support of high frequency data rates

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40G Active Optical Cables

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Siemon’s 40 Gb/s low-power AOC assemblies offer a cost-effective, extended reach option for high-speed data center interconnects. They offer the flexibility of traditional optical modules by interfacing to systems via a standard QSFP+ MSA, SFF-8436 connector. The cable is electrically compliant with the SFP+ interface supporting InfiniBand, Ethernet, Fiber Channel and other applications.

  • Incorporates integrated opto-electronics with four fiber optic transceivers per end, each operating at data rates from 1 to 10.5 Gb/s and supporting a reach up to 100 meters 
  • Equipped with a high strength pull tab (13lbs/60N)
  • High density QSFP+ form factor connector

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