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SFP28 25G Active Optical Cable (AOC)

SFP28 to SFP28 – 25GBASE-SR
QSFP+ to QSFP+ 40G Active Optical Cable AOC
Part Number Please see below
Compatibility Please see below
Data Rate (Per Channel) 25.78 Gbp/s
Aggregate Bit Rate 25.78 Gbp/s
SFP28 End 1 SFP28 MSA SFF 8402 and 8432 Compliant
SFP28 End 2 SFP28 MSA SFF 8402 and 8432 Compliant
Power Dissipation < 1.3W per cable end
Power Supply Single 3.3V
Temperature Range -5 to +70°C
RoHS RoHS-6 compliant (lead-free)
Product Warranty 25 year fully covered


Complete Connects SFP28 to SFP28 25G Active Optical (AOC) cable assemblies are high performance, cost effective I/O solutions for 25G Ethernet and 25G Fibre Channel applications. They are electrically compliant with SFF-84311, and the mechanical SFP+ plug is compatible with SFF-84322. No host electrical transmitter pre-emphasis is required an noo host electrical receiver linear equalization is required. They allow hardware manufactures to achieve high port density, configurability and utilisation at a low cast and a reduced power budget.

Part Codes & Available Lengths

Part Number Distance

Replace the first XXX = with any length from 001 to 100m @ 850nm. OM3 Max length = 70m, OM4 = 100m.

Our AOC SFP28 breakout cables are available in standard lengths of 1m, 3m, 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m, 30m, 50m, 70m, 100m, and can be custom made to length if required.

MSA Compliant

All our Active Optical Cables (AOC) cables are built to MSA (Multi Source Agreement) standards and are extensively tested to ensure 100% compatibility with a huge range of leading switch and device manufacturers. Our SFP28 AOC cables are fully compliant with MSA SFF 8402 and 8432.

Lifetime Performance Warranty

We are very confident in the performance and reliability of our AOC cables that we offer a lifetime performance warranty. This is combined with our outstanding service and support levels to ensure complete peace of mind.

Our programming & 3rd party brand compatibility

All our Active Optical Cables (AOC) cables are coded with the correct EEPROM (electrically erasable programmable read-only memory) to match your manufacturers codes. Not all manufacturers require a code, only the ones that try to tie you into buying their optics at inflated prices. Complete Connect have a professional team who are able to engineer code and new firmware releases from manufacturers to ensure we offer up to date compatibility with all major OEM, switch, router and storage device vendors.

A – D

Brand XXX Code
3Com 3CX
Arista ARX
Aditran ADX
Alcatel Lucent ALX
Allied Telesis ATX
Broadcom BOX
Brocade BRX
Ciena CNX
Cisco CIX
Dell DEX
D-Link DLX

E – H

Brand XXX Code
Emulex EUX
Enterasys ENX
Ericsson ERX
Extreme EXX
F5 F5X
Finisar FIX
Force10 F1X
Fortinet FOX
Foundry FUX
Huawei HUX

I – P

Brand XXX Code
Intel INX
Juniper JUX
Linksys LIX
Marconi MRX
McAfee MCX
Moxa MOX
NetGear NGX
NokiaSiemens NSX
Nortel NOX
PacketFront PFX
Planet PLX

Q – Z

Brand XXX Code
Qlogic QLX
Redback RBX
Riverstone RSX
Sixnet SNX
Telco TLX
Transition TNX
Trendnet TDX
Vixel VXX


Not all products across our transceiver, DAC and AOC product ranges are available with compatibility options for all the above brands.

Engineering Drawing

Coming soon…

Key Features

  • Hot-pluggable SFP+ cable ends
  • 850nm VCSEL transmitter and PIN photo-detector
  • Data rate up to 10.5Gbps
  • Full support for 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x Fibre Channel applications
  • Transmission distance of 300m and 400m respectively on OM3 and OM4
  • Improved pluggable form factor (IPF)
  • Single 3.3V power supply
  • Guaranteed DDM/DOM compatibility
  • Extensive laboratory testing
  • SR, LRM, ER, LR, ZR variants
  • Serial management interface
  • Lifetime performance warranty


  • Storage Area Networks
  • Network Attached Storage
  • 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x Fibre Channel
  • Other Optical Links

Regulatory and Standards Compliance:

  • SFP+ MSA SFF-8431 & 8432 (Optical Modules, Active Optical Cables, and Passive Twinax cables)
  • SFP+ MSA SFF-8461 (Active Twinax cables)
  • IEEE 802.3: 10-Gigabit Ethernet
  • ITU-T G.709: Interfaces for the Optical Transport Network
  • ITU-T G.975: GFEC
  • ITU-T G.975.1: EFEC
  • GR-20-CORE: Generic Requirements for Optical Fibre and Optical Fibre Cables
  • GR-1435-CORE: Generic Requirements for Multifibre Optical Connectors
  • IEEE 802.3ba: 10GBASE SR/SW @ 10.31Gbp/s & 9.95Gbp/s respectively
  • IEEE 802.3aq 10GBASE-LRM
  • IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-LR/LW
  • IEEE 802.3ae 10GBASE-ZR/ZW
  • Class 1 FDA and IEC60825-1 Laser Safety Compliant
  • ROHS-6


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