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by Arista
Product Line: Arista CAB-Q-S-2M
Product Type: Ethernet Cable
Original price $0.00 - Original price $134.00
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$0.00 - $134.00
Current price $134.00
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Product Description

The CAB-Q-S-2M Arista features a hybrid cable design compliant with SFF-8436 and SFF-8431 standards, supporting multi-gigabit data rates from 1 Gb/s to 10 Gb/s per channel with a maximum aggregate data rate of 40 Gb/s. It is equipped with high-density QSFP 38-PIN and 4x SFP 20-PIN connectors, offering link lengths up to 5m and operates efficiently with a power consumption of 0.02 W. This cable is MSA and RoHS compliant, operates within a case temperature range of 0°C to 70°C, and is suitable for applications in 10G/40G Ethernet and InfiniBand networks.

Key Feature for the CAB-Q-S-2M

  • What is the maximum aggregate data rate supported by the hybrid cable?
    The maximum aggregate data rate supported is 40 Gb/s (4 x 10 Gb/s).
  • How do the SFF standards apply to the hybrid cable?
    The hybrid cable conforms to both SFF-8436 and SFF-8431 standards.
  • What are the operating temperature limits for the hybrid cable?
    Operating case temperature ranges from 0°C (min) to 70°C (max).
  • What connectors are used with this hybrid cable?
    It uses a High-Density QSFP 38-PIN connector and 4x SFP 20-PIN connector.
  • What is the typical power supply voltage for the hybrid cable?
    The typical power supply voltage is +3.3V.
  • How does the hybrid cable's power consumption rate compare to other cables?
    It has a lower power consumption rate of 0.02 W (typ.), making it more efficient.
  • What technology standards does the hybrid cable support?
    It supports 10G/40 Gigabit Ethernet and InfiniBand4x SDR, DDR, QDR.
  • What is the maximum length for the hybrid cable links?
    The hybrid cable can link lengths up to 5m (passive limiting).
  • Is the hybrid cable compliant with any industry standards?
    Yes, it is MSA Compliant and RoHS Compliant.
  • What are the storage temperature limits for the hybrid cable?
    Storage ambient temperature ranges from Min -40°C to Max 85°C.

Product Review

The Arista CAB-Q-S-2M offers compatibility with a range of protocols including 10G/40G Ethernet and InfiniBand, catering to diverse networking requirements. Its support for data rates from 1Gb/s to 10Gb/s per channel, with an aggregate rate of up to 40 Gb/s, ensures efficient data transfer across connected devices. However, its maximum passive cable length of 5 meters limits its application to relatively short-distance connections, which may not suit all deployment scenarios.


The Arista CAB-Q-S-2M is a hybrid network cable designed for high-speed data transmission, making it an ideal solution for connecting networking hardware. This cable is compliant with the Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFF) standards SFF-8436 and SFF-8431, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of devices. It supports multi-gigabit data rates ranging from 1 Gb/s to 10 Gb/s per channel, with a maximum aggregate data rate of 40 Gb/s (4 x 10 Gb/s), facilitating efficient data transfer across networks. Key features of the Arista CAB-Q-S-2M include: - A link length of up to 5 meters, which, being passive, is limited but offers sufficient reach for most direct connection setups. - The use of high-density QSFP 38-PIN and 4x SFP 20-PIN connectors that ensure secure and reliable connections between devices. - Low power consumption at approximately 0.02 W, minimizing operational costs and contributing to a greener environment. The cable's power supply typically operates at +3.3V, with a minimum voltage of 3.14V and a maximum of 3.47V, ensuring stable performance across various devices. It operates efficiently within a wide temperature range, from 0°C to 70°C, making it suitable for use in diverse environmental conditions. This product is fully compliant with the Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) standards, affirming its quality and safety for users. It is also designed to support various high-speed data protocols, including 10G/40 Gigabit Ethernet and InfiniBand 4x SDR, DDR, QDR, ensuring versatility in application across different networking hardware, such as switches, routers, and host bus adapters (HBAs). Storage conditions are also considerate of extreme environments, with a storage ambient temperature range from -40°C to 85°C, ensuring the cable's integrity and performance are not compromised over time. The power dissipation of 0.02W indicates efficient energy use, making it an environmentally friendly option for network connection needs. The Arista CAB-Q-S-2M is designed for short-distance connections and provides a cost-effective solution for linking devices within data centers or networking closets. It supports both 40G InfiniBand 8x DDR and 4x QDR, along with 10G/40Gigabit Ethernet, offering flexibility for various networking requirements. In summary, the Arista CAB-Q-S-2M is a high-performance, energy-efficient, and versatile hybrid network cable that meets the demands of modern data centers and networking environments. Its compliance with industry standards, support for high-speed data protocols, and compatibility with a broad range of devices make it a reliable choice for professionals seeking efficient and effective networking solutions.


Part NumberArista CAB-Q-S-2M
Cable TypeHybrid, meets SFF-8436 and SFF-8431 standards
Data Rate Support1 to 10 Gb/s per channel
Total Data BandwidthUp to 40 Gb/s (4 channels at 10 Gb/s each)
Maximum Cable Length5 meters for passive cables
Connector TypeQSFP 38-pin to 4x SFP 20-pin
Typical Voltage+3.3V
Energy ConsumptionApproximately 0.02 Watts
Minimum Operating Temperature0°C
Maximum Operating Temperature70°C
Standard ComplianceMSA, RoHS
Network Compatibility10G and 40G Ethernet, InfiniBand SDR, DDR, QDR
Application DevicesNetwork Switches, Routers, Host Bus Adapters
Minimum Storage Temperature-40°C
Maximum Storage Temperature85°C
Power Efficiency0.02 Watts dissipation
Distance SuitabilityOptimized for short-range connections
High-Speed InfiniBandSupports 40G 8x DDR and 4x QDR
Ethernet Performance10G and 40G speeds
Minimum Power Voltage3.14V
Maximum Power Voltage3.47V

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