CXP Active Optical Cables

The 120 Gb/s & 150 Gb/s CXP - CXP Active Optical Cable (AOC) are a natural choice for optical cabling in high performance/in high computational hardware applications. They provide a cost effective plug and play cabling solution. The CXP form factor delivers the highest hardware faceplace port density among existing SFF industry standards.

Optical transceivers inside both cable connectors improve both speed and distance versus traditional copper assemblies.

The assembly is a full duplex, 12 channel construction with each channel capable of transmitting data at rates up to 10 Gb/s (for 120 Gb/s aggregate bandwidth) & 12.5 Gb/s (for 150 Gb/s aggregate bandwidth).

Typical applications serve signal transmission distances between 5 and 100m.


  • Data Center
  • High Performance Computing
  • Switching
  • Industrial
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Features & Benefits


Up to 150 Gb/s aggregate bandwidth
Throughput: up to 55 Gb/s per linear centimeter of panel length
12 fully duplex channels with each channel having a maximum capacity of 12.5 Gb/s
Lengths of up to 100 meters
Infiniband SDR, DDR and QDR transmission speed compliance secure inter-operability
Hot pluggable cable connector interfaces allow for easy installation
24 fiber helix type optical cable for direction independent routing
Fire resistant OFNP (Optical Fiber Non-Conductive Plenum) cable comply to safety standards
Low power consumption to easy heat dissipation
Laser class 1 IEC/CDRH & RoHS 6/6 compliance
Compliant to CXP industry standards SFF-8642 and Infiniband Architecture standard volume 2 release   1.2.1 – Annex A6 standards
For more information on the following technical documents, please send your request by submitting the Request Form:
Capability matrix
Electrical model
Qualification report
SI report
Test report