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Product Line: Brocade Network Switches
Product Type: Network Cable
Original price $0.00 - Original price $233.00
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$0.00 - $233.00
Current price $233.00
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Product Description

The 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0101 is a Brocade-compatible direct attach cable featuring QSFP+ to QSFP+ connectors and a 1m (3.3ft) cable length, designed for high-speed data transmission with a data rate of up to 10.3125Gbps per channel. It supports a maximum transmission distance of up to 7m, operates on a single 3.3V power supply, and is RoHS compliant, ensuring a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution. Additionally, it boasts a minimum bend radius of 35mm, operates within a temperature range of -40 to +85°C, and features a low power consumption of maximum 1.5W, making it an optimized solution for signal integrity and system efficiency.

Key Feature for the 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0101

  • What is the data rate per channel for the 40Gb/s SFP+ Direct Attach Cable?
    The data rate per channel is 10.3125 Gbps.
  • Is the 40Gb/s SFP+ Direct Attach Cable compliant with specific standards?
    Yes, it is compliant with SFF-8436, SFF-8431, SFF-8432, and SFF-8472 standards.
  • What is the maximum transmission distance of the QSFP+ to QSFP+ cable?
    The maximum transmission distance is up to 7 meters.
  • What are the power requirements for the QSFP+ to QSFP+ 40Gb/s Direct Attach Copper Cable?
    It requires a single 3.3V power supply.
  • What is the minimum bend radius for this cable?
    The minimum bend radius is 35mm.
  • Can the cable operate within a range of temperatures?
    Yes, it can operate in temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 70 °C.
  • What is the weight of the 40Gb/s SFP+ Direct Attach Cable?
    The cable weighs 0.2 kg.
  • What type of management interface does the cable support?
    The management interface supported is Serial, I2C.
  • Is the 40Gb/s SFP+ Direct Attach Cable a cost-effective solution?
    Yes, it is a cost-effective copper solution.
  • What are the environmental compliance standards of the cable?
    The cable is RoHS compliant.

Product Review

The Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0101 provides a cost-effective, low-power copper solution for 40Gb/s data transfer over short distances, supporting up to 7 meters with a data rate of 10.3125Gbps per channel, compliant with multiple SFF standards. However, its maximum cable length of 7 meters could limit deployment in larger data centers requiring longer direct connections. Additionally, while optimized for signal integrity, its reliance on copper over fiber may affect long-term scalability and speed requirements in evolving network infrastructures.


The Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0101 Direct Attach Cable offers a high-speed, cost-effective copper solution for extending network connections. This cable features a QSFP+ to QSFP+ connector and a 1-meter length, ensuring compatibility and easy integration into existing network setups. Designed to meet and exceed various industry standards, including SFF-8436, SFF-8431, SFF-8432, and SFF-8472, this product guarantees reliability and performance for critical network operations. With a data rate of up to 10.3125 Gbps per channel, this direct attach cable supports high-speed data transmission, making it ideal for data centers and high-performance computing environments. The cable's capacity for up to 7 meters of transmission, coupled with a minimum bend radius of 35mm, provides flexibility in cable routing and connectivity within network racks and across devices. The Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0101 is engineered to operate on a single 3.3V power supply, emphasizing its role as the lowest total system power solution. This characteristic, along with its design optimized for signal integrity, ensures that the cable not only delivers superior performance but also adheres to the lowest total system EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) solution. These features are essential for maintaining the integrity of data transmissions in environments susceptible to electrical noise. This product supports a bi-directional, serial, or I2C management interface, allowing for enhanced control and monitoring of the cable's status and performance. The electrical interface includes a 38 pins edge connector (QSFP+) and a 20 pins edge connector (SFP+), ensuring broad compatibility with various networking equipment. The cable also features a Channel Data Rate of 10.3125 Gbps and operates efficiently with a maximum power consumption of 1.5W.
  • Compliant with multiple SFF standards, ensuring interoperability and reliability.
  • Supports a high data rate of up to 10.3125 Gbps per channel, suitable for demanding network environments.
  • Designed with a focus on low power consumption and minimal electromagnetic interference.
The Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0101 maintains a wide operating temperature range, from 0 °C to 70 °C, accommodating various environmental conditions without compromising performance. With a storage temperature tolerance of -40 to +85°C, this cable is built to withstand harsh conditions, ensuring long-term durability and reliability. The cable's Wire AWG is specified at 30AWG, which is standard for high-speed data cables, offering a balance between flexibility and data transmission capabilities. Weighing at 0.2 kg, this direct attach cable is lightweight yet durable, designed for easy handling and installation. Its RoHS compliance reflects a commitment to environmental responsibility by limiting the use of hazardous substances in its manufacture. The Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0101 stands out as a cost-effective, high-performance solution for networking hardware, providing a reliable, high-speed connection that meets the demands of modern data centers and networking infrastructures.


Item Code and Producer Brocade 40G-QSFP-QSFP-C-0101
Connection Type QSFP+ to QSFP+
Cable Length 1 meter (approximately 3.3 feet)
Standards Compliance Meets SFF-8436, SFF-8431, SFF-8432, SFF-8472
Per Lane Data Rate Maximum of 10.3125 Gbps
Maximum Distance Up to 7 meters
Minimum Bend Radius 35 mm
Power Requirement Single 3.3V supply
Environmental Compliance RoHS
Economic Copper Solution Cost-efficient
System Power Efficiency Minimizes total power use
System EMI Performance Minimizes total system EMI
Signal Integrity Design Optimized
Transmission Lanes Transmitting & Receiving
Channel Rate 10.3125 Gbps per channel
Storage Temp Range -40°C to +85°C
Operating Voltage 3.3 V (nominal)
Connector Interface 38 pins (QSFP+), 20 pins (SFP+)
Control Interface I2C, Serial
Minimum Operating Temp 0°C
Maximum Operating Temp 70°C
Cable Gauge 30 AWG
Power Consumption (Max) 1.5W
Item Weight 0.2 kilograms

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