High-Speed Copper Interconnect / Data Transfer Cable

Volex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-speed pluggable copper cable assemblies. Volex delivers data transfer solutions crucial to leading-edge data centres to support faster processing, greater bandwidth, and increased density, designed to support the fastest speeds. Hyperscale, mega-scale and Enterprise data centres rely on Volex’s proven expertise and manufacturing prowess.

Volex offers three types of these high-speed pluggable copper cable assemblies:

  • Direct Attach Copper (DAC) Cable, which include support for:
    • Ethernet Cable
    • InfiniBand Cable
    • Fibre Channel Cable
  • PCIe Cable, including Mini-SAS HD PCIe 3.0 Cable and Mini-SAS HD PCIe 4.0 Cable
  • SAS Cable, including Mini-SAS HD SAS 3.0 Cable and Mini-SAS HD SAS 4.0 Cable

Applications / Markets for High-Speed Pluggable Copper Cable Assemblies

High-speed pluggable copper cable is used for data connection applications in high-speed data centres.
Examples include:

  • Servers
  • Switches
  • Routers
  • High performance computing
  • Storage devices

What are High-Speed Pluggable Copper Cable Assemblies?

Pluggable copper cables are factory terminated cable assemblies with high performance cable materials and pluggable connector module with pull tab on each end designed and tested to meet industry standard specifications for high-speed applications. High-speed pluggable copper cable assemblies are used primarily for interconnecting servers, storage devices and networking switches in the data centre.

Volex Direct Attach Copper cables are copper cable assemblies with Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP), Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP) and Octal Small Form-factor Pluggable (OSFP) single and double density series modules delivering data rates from 10Gbps up to 800Gbps or 100Gbps per lane and beyond.

Volex Mini-SAS HD PCIe/SAS copper cable assemblies have Mini-SAS HD form factor connector modules supporting up to 24 Gbps for SAS-4 and 16Gbps for PCIe Gen 4 for each channel.

Benefits of High-Speed Pluggable Copper Cable Assemblies

By partnering with Volex on data centre high-speed interconnect solutions, customers benefit from strong technical expertise and manufacturing prowess to help future-proof data centres and fulfil infrastructure development and growth goals. A global factory footprint, which includes tariff-free manufacturing sites, efficient global supply chain and logistics support, enables reduced product lead time and efficient cost management.

Why Choose Volex for High-Speed Pluggable Copper Cable Assemblies?

The Volex engineering team can customise a solution to a customer’s specific requirements and provide quick turn custom design samples supported by skilled local sales and field application engineering (FAE) teams.

All Volex high-speed copper I/O cable products are 100% tested in the factory before shipping to ensure optimal signal integrity performance, allowing trouble-free installation and reliable operation. Product customisation is available.

Reasons to select Volex for high-speed copper data transfer cable assemblies include:

  • Total systems solution design, manufacturing, and delivery provider
  • Tariff-free manufacturing option
  • Assisting organisations of all sizes to support faster processing, greater bandwidth and increased density
  • Local engineering and sales support in over 20 countries
  • Quick turnaround and customer response time
  • Cost-competitive without sacrificing performance and quality

Contact Volex for High-Speed Pluggable Copper Cable Assemblies

Contact Volex for further assistance with high-speed copper interconnect / data transfer cable.