AOC/DAC/ACC Product Roundup

By AJ Born | May 23, 2023

This week’s Product Roundup highlights AOC/DAC/ACC assemblies from leading suppliers.


Avnet supplies 3M’s Twin Axial PCIe Extender Assemblies for PCIe 4.0 applicationsAvnet supplies 3M’s Twin Axial PCIe Extender Assemblies for PCIe 4.0 applications. This family of cable assemblies includes X8 and X16 connectors utilizing 3M Low Loss Twin Axial Cable 85 ohm, 31 AWG, which is ideal for PCIe applications. With their extremely tight bend radius and thin ribbon construction, this family of next-generation twin axial cable assemblies allow for easy routing in even the densest server or rack configurations. They are designed for scalability and tight bends without compromising signal integrity performance.

RS supplies DACSFP10G1M, a Dell EMC DAC-SFP-10G-1M compatible direct-attach copper SFP+ cableRS supplies DACSFP10G1M, a Dell EMC DAC-SFP-10G-1M compatible direct-attach copper SFP+ cable that is designed, programmed, and tested to work with Dell EMC brand compatible switches and routers. This passive twinax copper cable complies with MSA industry standards and supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications connected through SFP+ (Mini-GBIC) ports. This copper SFP+ cable is hot-swappable, making upgrades and replacements seamless by minimizing network disruptions. Designed for high-speed performance, this low-power, low-latency 10 GbE cable is a cost-effective alternative to fiber-optic cable assemblies, supporting short-distance applications such as point-to-point in-rack network switch or server connections.
All SFP and SFP+ cables are backed by a lifetime warranty and free lifetime multilingual technical support. offers a wide variety of direct-attach SFP cables and SFP modules, providing the convenience and reliability to ensure dependable network performance.

Hirose Electric BF4M Optical Active ConnectorsHirose Electric BF4M Optical Active Connectors feature an innovative design that enables electromagnetic noise-free, insulated, long-distance, high-speed transmission. These connectors are also ideal for optical transmission between boards incorporated in devices. The highly flexible, optical fiber allows for tight bend radiuses when used in small devices. The BF4M series simplifies and reduces system design time by providing high-speed signal transmissions with no EMI noise. Hirose Electric BF4M Optical Active Connectors offer low power consumption in a space-saving, low-profile design with 1.5 mm height. Applications include medical appliances, measurement equipment, and FA systems.

Molex offers high-speed I/O passive cable assembliesMolex offers high-speed I/O passive cable assemblies (direct attach cable assemblies) that can deliver data rates as high as 400 Gb/s with a variety of lengths or customized options for greater design flexibility.


JPC’s 400G/200G OSFP to 8* SFP28 Breakout Direct Attach Cable (DAC) copper cable assembliesJPC’s 400G/200G OSFP to 8* SFP28 Breakout Direct Attach Cable (DAC) copper cable assemblies are a low-cost alternative for 400G Ethernet applications. This sleek new DAC solution was carefully designed to be fully compatible in form factor and optical/electrical connections according to the OSFP Multi-Source Agreement and IEEE 400G. End A is OSFP 8X (OSFP MSA) and end B is 8*SFP28 (SFP28 MSA) with a differential signal rate of Tx and Rx for each 25G-NRZ and 56G-PAM4 X8 pair. These breakout DAC cables have an operating temperature range of -0 °C to +70 °C and are perfect for applications in data centers, enterprise storage systems, switch, NICs, and HPC environments.

AirBorn’s Space-Rated Active Optical Cable (SAOC)AirBorn’s Space-Rated Active Optical Cable (SAOC), built on our proven high-speed verSI connector platform, exemplifies all the benefits of fiber with the ease and reliability of copper.  SAOC operates four channels at 12.5 Gb/s per channel to achieve 50 Gb/s aggregate.  Radiation-hardened and non-outgassing components are used throughout the assembly to assure complete reliability. Optimizing size and weight factors in the design, SAOC is ideal for spaceflight and the extreme conditions that exist during a launch.

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