Active Optical Cables

C.wire® (CXP) 12x10G (120G) and 12x12.5G (150G) Active Optical Cable


The C.wire® AOC is a 120/150 Gb/s parallel active optical cable for chassis interconnects supporting applications in data centers, core-routing, and high-performance computing. The C.wire® AOC transmits 12 parallel, bi-directional data channels at rates from 1 to 12.5 Gb/s per channel over a multimode fiber (MMF) ribbon cable. Based on II-VI's vertically integrated VCSEL array technology and designed with CXP-compliant high-density connectors, this cable is compact, lightweight, and low power. The C.wire® AOC is ideally suited for high-bandwidth density applications with reaches up to 100 meters for InfiniBand 12xDDR/QDR, 100GBASE-SR10 Ethernet, PCIe, and other high-performance proprietary protocols.  For applications requiring IB-FDR or PCIe-Gen4 support, contact photonics.sales [at]

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