QSFP+ to 4x SFP+ Passive Breakout DAC Cable

Volex’s QSFP+ to 4x SFP+ passive breakout Direct Attach Copper Cable is a cost-effective alternative to optical modules for short reach high-speed interconnects. The cable assembly enables breakout of 40GbE QSFP+ port to 4x 10GbE SFP+ ports, optimising data centre solutions for interconnecting 40G Ethernet switch port to 4x 10G server ports.

Volex’s QSFP+ breakout cable assembly combines twinaxial shielded cable with robust die cast housing and actuating pull latch. The overmould technique used in fabrication for these cables provides additional strain relief and minimises conductor pistoning. This cable assembly product is designed to meet the stringent data centre requirements with unparalleled performance and durability

QSFP+ to 4x SFP+ Passive Breakout DAC Cable Product Highlights

  • Near zero power consumption and no heat generated
  • Complete cable assembly uniquely terminated at the factory to provide the most reliable operation
  • 100% tested for signal integrity with serial number traceability

QSFP+ to 4x SFP+ Passive Breakout DAC Cable Features and Specifications

Product Type 40 Gbps (QSFP+) to 4x 10Gbps (SFP+) passive copper breakout Direct Attach Cable
Conductor Treatment Laser stripped conductors
Cable Type High speed twinax cable, 2-pair differential, 100 +/-5 ohms
Cable Colour Black
Cable Jacket PVC
Packaging PE bag
Power Supply Voltage 3.3 V
Temperature Range 0 – 70o C
Retention Force Meet MSA specifications
Insertion Force Meet MSA specifications
EEPROM Each connector module contains an EEPROM to provide product information to the host system
Cable Termination 100% factory tested including comprehensive signal integrity verification and serial number traceability using advanced Manufacturing Execution Systems
Volex reserves the right to change specifications and availability without prior notice.

QSFP+ to 4x SFP+ Passive Breakout DAC Cable Applications

  • Switches, Servers, Routers, Storage Arrays
  • Networking Equipment
  • Data Centres
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Telecom Central Offices (CO)
  • Test and Measurement Equipment

Standards Compliance of QSFP+ to 4x SFP+ Passive Breakout DAC Cable

  • 40Gbase-CR4 (IEEE P802.3ba)
  • 10Gbase-CR (SFF-8431)
  • SFF-8432, SFF-8436, SFF-8472, SFF-8636, SFF-8661
  • EIA-364
  • UL 94, 1581, VW1, File No. E510564
  • RoHS

QSFP+ to 4x SFP+ Passive Breakout DAC Cable Mechanical Drawings

QSFP+ to 4x SFP+ Passive Breakout DAC Cable Product Dimensions

Volex P/N Cable Length
(m)
Cable Gauge
(AWG)
Cable OD
(mm)
D430PSG05BL 0.50 30 4.2
D430PSG10BL 1.00 30 4.2
D430PSG15BL 1.50 30 4.2
D430PSG20BL 2.00 30 4.2
D430PSG25BL 2.50 30 4.2
D430PSG30BL 3.00 30 4.2
D430PSG35BL 3.50 30 4.2
D438PSG40BL 4.00 28 4.7
D438PSG45BL 4.50 28 4.7
D436PSG50BL 5.00 26 5.2

0.5-5m lengths available with 26-30 AWG conductor sizes to achieve maximum performance. Options Available:

  • Low Smoke, Zero Halogen (LSZH) jackets
  • Custom colours for pull tab
  • Custom EEPROM mapping

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