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QSFP+ to QSFP+ Direct Connect 40G MTP Fibre Patch Cables

For 40GBASE-SR4 or 100GBASE-SR4

MPO (MTP) – MPO (MTP) OM3 8 Fibre Patch Cable. Polarity 40G SR4 or 100G SR4

Extra Low Loss < 0.50 dB

Flexible and light 3mm data centre cable.
Corning® Clearcurve® (50/125) Glass. MTP® Elite® connectors.

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Product Information

QSFP+ (or QSFP28) MPO (MTP) SR4 Direct Attach Patch Cables

QSFP+ 40GBase-SR4 transceiver modules or QSFP28 100G modules have ports with MT male connections (with guide pins).

MPO ( MTP) female to female (no pins) multimode OM3 (50/125) cables with the correct polarity will provide a direct connection.

The same cable configuration also applies for 56G InfiniBand and fibre channel.

Transceiver Ports

Transceivers from the leading switch manufacturers such as CISCO, Juniper, Extreme, HP, Dell, Arista and Brocade all use an MT ferrule which is the same ferrule used in the MTP connector (a specific 12 fibre MPO connector) from US Conec.

Get the best performance

To achieve the best performance from a QSFP+ transceiver (or QSPF28 transceiver) use of an MTP patch cord/jumper cable with MTP ELITE low loss connectors is highly recommended.

Complete Connect only uses MTP ELITE connectors for its 40G and 100G range of products.

By using this connector, high quality OM3 fibre cable and rigorous termination processes, Complete Connect guarantees exceptional optical performance.

Connectivity Applications

1. Directly connecting between two QSFP+ 40GBASE-SR4 transceivers or two QSFP28 100G SR4 transceivers
2. Connecting a QSFP+ 40GBASE-SR4 transceiver (or a QSFP28 100G transceiver) to an MTP Patch Panel for connection to a 40G SR4 or 100G SR4 MPO (MTP) trunk cable
3. Used as a cross connect within a distribution area

Protocol Applications

1. SR4 40 Gigabit Ethernet or SR4 100Gigabit Ethernet
2. InfiniBand QDR (56G)
3. Fibre Channel

Standard Stock – M403 OM3 direct connect patch cords;  Lengths 1m to 10m

See the “IN STOCK” tab for details

Made-to-Order Options

1. Fibre Type M403 Series – OM3 (50/125) for 40GBASE-SR4
2. Cable Type Single sheath 3.0mm

Dual sheath 4.5mm

3. Connector Gender MTP female (no pins) to MTP female (no pins)

MTP male to MTP male (with pins)

4. Total Length From 0.5m to 100m
5. Polarity 40G, A or C
Compatibility with transceiver modules
  1. All QSFP+ 40GBase-SR4 transceiver modules have ports with male connections (with guide pins).
  2. The MTP cable needs a female connector (no pins)
  3. Transceivers from the leading switch manufacturers such as CISCO, Juniper, Extreme, HP, Dell, Arista and Brocade all use an MT ferrule.
  4. All Complete Connect 40G cables use the MT Elite ferrule within the MTP 12 fibre connector. This provides the best optical connection with all major QSFP+ transceivers. Some MPO connectors wont perform as well.
Cleaning MTP cables and transceiver ports
  1. Complete Connect recommend using an IBC Branded MTP cleaning tool for cleaning all MTP cables and QSFP+ transceiver ports.
  2. Complete Connect will supply this free of charge on orders of four or more 40G cables
Maximum transmission distances
  1. The IEEE standard states that 40G can be transmitted at the following distances: OM3 less than 100m.
Testing using Loopback adaptor cables
  1. 40G loopback cables can be used to test individual components or networks.
Standard Stocked Items – M403 QSFP+ OM3 fibre patch cords; Lengths 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m, 10m
1. Fibre Type M403 Series – OM3 (50/125)

For 40GBASE-SR4

For 100GBASE-SR4

2. Cable Type Single sheath 3.0mm
3. Connector Gender End A MTP female (no pins) for QSFP+ or QSFP28 connection
End B MTP female (no pins) for QSFP+ or QSFP28 connection
4. Total Length 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m and 10m
5. Polarity 40G
qsfp+ 40G MTP fibre patch cable

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Technical Drawing
qsfp+ 40G MTP fibre patch cable

Polarity B for 40G

Polarity B
Single Sheath
12 fibre micro core loose tube cable
Dual Sheath
12 fibre micro core loose tube cable dual sheath

Typical applications of M400 cables: 40G to 40G

QSFP+ to QSFP+ network

Optical and Physical Specifications

MTP Multimode ELITE OM3 Connector

Complete Connect only use the MTP connector with the ELITE low loss UPC ferrule. Universally compatible with all transceivers and other cabling systems.

Connector Housing Aqua
Ferrule MT ELITE
Typical Insertion Loss 0.10 dB (average)
Maximum Insertion Loss 0.35 dB (Max)
Physical Specification
Single Sheath Dual Sheath
Weight kg/Km 8 23
Outer Diameter 3.0mm 4.5mm
Sheath Wall Thickness (nominal ave. mm) 0.55mm Inner 0.55mm, outer 0.45mm
Sheath Wall Thickness (minimum mm) 0.48mm Inner 0.48mm, outer 0.35mm
Maximum pull force 300 N 1000 N
Transport and storage – 25 °C to + 70 °C – 25 °C to + 70 °C
Installation – 5 °C to + 50 °C – 5 °C to + 50 °C
Installed – 10 °C to + 70 °C – 10 °C to + 70 °C
Minimum Bend Radius (installed) 10 x outside diameter 10 x outside diameter
Minimum Bend Radius (installation) 15 x outside diameter 15 x outside diameter
Maximum Crush Resistant (long term) 150 N/dm 300 N/dm
Jacket Colour OM4 – Aqua or Erika Violet OM4 – Aqua or Erika Violet
Construction
Single Sheath Dual Sheath
Design Twelve 250um fibres with aramid yarn strain relief
Single sheath
Twelve 250um fibres with aramid yarn strain relief
Dual sheath separated by aramid yarn strain relief
Construction Dry Loose Tube (no gel) Dry Loose Tube (no gel)
Sheath Properties LSZH – Halogen free, flame retardant LSZH – Halogen free, flame retardant
Application Indoor, cable trays and ducting Indoor, cable trays and ducting
Fire Performance
Flame Retardancy acc. IEC 60332-1-2 and IEC 60332-3-22 Cat. A
Smoke Density acc. IEC 61034
Halogen-free acc. IEC 60754-1
Acidity of Combustion Gases acc. IEC 60754-2
Cable Design
Multimode OM3
(50/125)
Optical Core 50μm +/- 2.5μm diameter
Optical Claddinng 125μm +/- 1μm diameter
Primary Acrylate Coating 242μm +/- 5μm diameter
Core Concentricity 1.5μm
Core Concentricity Error <5%
Optical Performance
Multimode OM3 (50/125)
Attenuation Coefficient
dB/Km (installed)
850nm ≤ 2.5 Max
1300nm ≤0.7 Max
Attenuation Coefficient
dB/Km (un-installed)
850nm ≤ 2.3 Max
1300nm ≤0.6 Max
Overfill Launch Minimum
Bandwidth Mhz x Km
850nm ≥ 3500
1300nm ≥ 500
Laser Effective Modal Minimum
Bandwidth Mhz x Km
850nm ≥ 4700
Commitment to Excellence

Complete Connect are committed to providing the highest quality performing products. This is achieved through

  • Sourcing the best components
  • Utilising the lastest fibre termination technology
  • Maintaining rigorous processes
Cable Standards

TIA/EIA-568-C.3 and ISO/IEC 11801

Connector Standard

MPO: IEC-61754-7, EIA/TIA-604-5
Compliant to Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) and REACH SvHC

LC: IEC-61754-20
SC: IEC-61754-14
IEC-60793

Further Information

Using existing 10G standard fibre cabling and 40G

Complete Connect M400 Series 40G MTP to LC Duplex splitter cables enable a 40G connection between incumbent LC patch panels. Polarity is critical to ensure performance and can be managed through correct connection of the LC tails on the splitter cable to the panel.

Create a new 40G fibre cabling network

M400 Series 40G cabling will create a stand alone 40G network. Installed cabling can exactly match the requirement avoiding overspend and expansion is modular so future requirements are easily met.

Installation requires no specialist fibre cabling skills and is quick and error free. The polarity of the network is easily managed and the network can be installed at a convenient time.

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Creating a 40G Network

Using existing 10G MTP cabling and 40G

Complete Connect M400 Series MTP – LC Breakout/Splitter cables and MTP patch cables enable a 40G connection using incumbent 12 fibre MTP trunk cables. Typically, this involves the removal of MTP-LC cassette modules at one end and replacing these with MTP coupler plates.

The MTP-LC cassette modules can then be re-used in other areas of the network. Complete Connect M310 Series cables are compatible with cables from other manufacturers such as Corning Pre-tium EDGE, Systimax 360 or Panduit Quicknet so changing to Complete Connect M Series is straightforward.

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M1000 Series Networking.
Features: < 0.50 dB Loss across the cable, Corning® Clearcurve® Glass, MTP® ELITE® Connector

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