Direct Attach Cable and Active Optical Cables
Direct Attach Cable
Direct Attach Cable(DAC) Connectors meet the harshest external operating conditions including temperature, humidity and EMI interference. Final test and quality systems assure high quality cable assemblies conforming to the high-speed electrical performance requirements in industry specifications. Standard DAC Copper assemblies are offered in different wire gauges (AWG) depending on length. DAC cable assemblies are hot swappable and the programmed EEPROM signature enables the host to differentiate between a copper cable assembly and a fiber optic module. Low power consumption assists in making the passive copper cable assembly an economic solution for within rack, or rack-to-rack applications.
Active Optical Cables
AOC is a cabling technology that accepts same electrical inputs as a traditional copper cable, but uses optical fiber “between the connectors”. AOC uses electrical-to-optical conversion on the cable ends to improve speed and distance performance of the cable without sacrificing compatibility with standard electrical interfaces.AOC cable assemblies are designed to meet data center, networking and high performance computing application needs for a high density cabling interconnect system capable.