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Pluggables - Direct Attach Overview

direct attach copper cable assemblies (DAC)
direct attach copper cable assemblies (DAC)

TE Connectivity (TE) offers a complete family of direct attach copper cable assemblies (DAC) that are fully compliant with the Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) industry standards. Whether your need is for a SFP, SFP+ or QSFP+ cable assembly, TE has a high speed pluggable copper assembly that will solve your system architecture cabling needs. Rest assured that these copper assemblies are engineered, manufactured and tested by TE. For short reach applications, pluggable direct attach copper assemblies are an affordable, cost effective alternative to optical transceivers and fiber cable assemblies.

Our Small Form-Factor Pluggable I/O family of products also includes board mount connectors, single and multi-port cages/guide frames and (for long reach requirements) fiber optic transceivers and cable assemblies. Let TE be your one-stop source for Small Form-Factor product solutions.

The SFP cable assembly family of products from TE supports a variety of communication protocols, including Fibre Channel, InfiniBand and Ethernet.

We consistently led in the development of direct attach pluggable I/O standards, and continue to engage in new pluggable interface standards to support the rapidly changing market needs for higher bandwidth. TE remains an industry leader with the engineering expertise required to deliver superior copper cable assembly designs for signal integrity and EMI protection at higher data rates.

    Key Features
  • Compliant with industry standards for signal integrity
  • Supports higher data rates
  • Provides standard interfaces
  • Cables are configured for protocol and data rate
  • Custom cables can be engineered based on system architectures
  • Assemblies use MADISON CABLE brand TurboTwin parallel pair high speed cable
  • Switches
  • Networking - servers, routers and hubs
  • Enterprise storage
  • High density, high speed I/O
  • Multiple channel interconnects
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