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Product Type: Cable
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Product Description

The QSFP-H40G-AOC7M is a 7 m active optical breakout cable designed for high-speed data transmission, featuring a QSFP to 4 SFP+ connection. It supports a power consumption of 1.5 W at each end and is encased in a black PVC jacket for durability. This cable operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 70 °C, ensuring reliable performance in diverse commercial environments.

FAQs for the QSFP-H40G-AOC7M

  • What is the length of the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout?

    The length of the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout is 7 meters.

  • How does the connection type of this cable support network hardware?

    The cable features a QSFP to 4 SFP+ connection, allowing for high-speed data transfer between devices using Direct-Attach Copper Cable Assembly.

  • What is the power consumption of the QSFP ends?

    Each QSFP end consumes 1.5 W of power.

  • Can you describe the physical characteristics of the QSFP end of the cable?

    The QSFP end has a diameter of 3.5 mm, a bend radius of 60 mm, and a face plate distance of 115 mm.

  • What color is the jacket of this cable?

    The jacket of the cable is black.

  • What material is the cable jacket made from?

    The cable jacket is made from PVC.

  • What is the operating temperature range of the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout?

    The operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 70 °C.

  • How does the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout handle storage temperature extremes?

    It can withstand storage temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 85 °C.

  • What is the pull tab color for this specific cable?

    The pull tab color of this cable is grey.

  • What are the applications of using a QSFP to 4 SFP+ cabling method?

    This cabling method is ideal for connecting high-speed network devices where multiple SFP+ devices need to communicate with a single QSFP port, providing efficient network expansion or segmentation.

Product Review

The CISCO QSFP-H40G-AOC7M offers a direct-attach solution with a 7-meter active optical breakout cable, facilitating connections between QSFP and 4 SFP+ ports efficiently. However, its power consumption of 1.5W per end might be a concern in environments striving for energy efficiency. Additionally, the product's operating temperature range from 0°C to 70°C supports most commercial data center environments, though extreme conditions could pose limitations.


The CISCO QSFP-H40G-AOC7M is a high-performance cable designed to facilitate connections between network devices. It is an active optical breakout cable, which means it converts a single QSFP port into four SFP+ ports, enabling high-density connections and efficient network configurations. The cable is 7 meters in length, providing ample reach for connecting devices within a data center without the need for additional extensions. This cable features a direct-attach copper cable assembly, ensuring a reliable connection with minimal signal loss. It is particularly designed for high-speed data transmissions, supporting a wide range of data center networking applications. The power consumption of this cable is notably low, at 1.5W for each end, which contributes to a more energy-efficient network infrastructure. The physical characteristics of the QSFP-H40G-AOC7M include a grey pull tab that facilitates easy insertion and removal from network devices. The QSFP end of the cable has a diameter of 3.5 mm, a bend radius of 60 mm, and a faceplate distance of 115 mm. These dimensions ensure the cable is flexible enough to be routed through tight spaces while maintaining its integrity and performance. The cable's jacket is black, made from PVC material, which offers durability and protection against physical stresses and environmental factors. In terms of environmental tolerance, the CISCO QSFP-H40G-AOC7M operates efficiently within a commercial temperature range of 0 °C to 70 °C. This wide range ensures the cable's performance remains stable under various operating conditions. Additionally, it can withstand storage temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 85 °C, ensuring long-term durability and reliability even when not in use. Key highlights of the CISCO QSFP-H40G-AOC7M include:
  • Active Optical Breakout technology for efficient network configurations.
  • Low power consumption, optimizing energy use within network systems.
  • Durable and flexible design, suitable for a wide range of networking environments.
Overall, the CISCO QSFP-H40G-AOC7M is an essential component for data centers requiring high-speed, reliable connections between QSFP and SFP+ interfaces. Its design and specifications ensure it meets the needs of complex network systems, maintaining high performance and reliability while supporting energy efficiency and flexibility in cable management and installation.


Cable Type Active Optical Cable (AOC) with breakout
Length 7 meters
Interface QSFP to four SFP+
Wiring Technology Direct-attach copper assembly
Energy Use 1.5 Watts per connection point
Extraction Handle Color Grey
Connector Edge Diameter 3.5 millimeters
Minimum Bend Radius at Connector 60 millimeters
Distance from Connector to Faceplate 115 millimeters
Outer Sheath Color Black
Outer Sheath Material Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Operational Temp Range Low 0 degrees Celsius
Operational Temp Range High 70 degrees Celsius
Storage Temp Minimum -40 degrees Celsius
Storage Temp Maximum 85 degrees Celsius

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