Sterling QSFP+ direct attach copper cable assemblies are a high-speed, cost-effective alternative to fibre optics in Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand technology applications. These cable assemblies are
designed to meet emerging data center and high performance computing application and support the bandwidth transmission requirements as defined by IEEE 802.3ba (40 Gb/s) and Infiniband QDR ( 4x10 Gb/s per channel) and FDR ( 4x14 Gb/s per channel) specifications. The QSFP+ copper cable form factor uses 8 differential pairs that provide 4 data transmission channels. The cable assemblies meet or exceed the industry MSA for signal integrity performance. QSFP+ Active Copper Cable design has a signal amplification and a class 10G Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) technology to support longer distances than standard passive QSFP+ DAC cables.