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Active Optical Cables

Active Optical Cables

Finisar® Active Optical Cables (AOC) accelerate storage, data, and high-performance computing connectivity. Our complete product line includes SFPwire® AOC for 10/25GbE; Quadwire® AOC for 40/100GbE, InfiniBand QDR/FDR/EDR, SAS3 and PCIe3; and C.wire® AOC for 100GbE and beyond. Each cable solution leverages II-VI's fiber optic technology for the transmission of data while reducing the weight, density and power consumption compared to traditional copper solutions.

Key Advantages

  • Lowest weight for high port count architectures
  • Small bend radius for easy installment
  • Low power consumption enabling a greener data center
  • Low cost solution for data centers and high performance computers 


Several Finisar® Active Optical Cables feature the Connectivity Diagnostics® suite of tools, which helps data center technicians quickly and intuitively find specific modules in a sea of sockets using a visual indicator.