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3M 100G Direct Attach Copper Cable Assemblies | New Product Brief

December 18, 2019 by Mouser Electronics

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3M 100G Direct Attach Copper Cable Assemblies

The 3M 9Q series 100G QSFP28 Direct Attach Copper Cable Assemblies leverage 3M’s Twin Axial cable technology. This series can provide up to 100Gbps of aggregate bandwidth on a flexible, passive copper cable ideal for use with servers, switches, storage appliances, and other high-speed equipment. 

The 9Q series can be tightly folded or bent with minimal performance impact, simplifying routing and cable rack management. Thin and flat cables also minimize airflow obstructions to improve cooling performance.

3M’s 9Q series is designed to support multiple industry protocols, including 100G ethernet, with 4 channels operating at up to 25Gbps. Assemblies are available based on 30AWG or 26AWG cables and with standard assembly lengths from 0.5m to 4.0m.

  • Based on highly flexible, high performance 3M Twin Axial Cable technology
  • Foldable and bendable with minimal performance impact
  • Optimize cooling airflow by minimizing cable obstructions
  • Supports SFF-8665, SFF 8661, SFF 8662, IEEE 802.3bj, and 100G Ethernet
  • Aggregate bandwidth up to 100Gbps (4x 25Gbps)
  • Length: up to 2m with 30AWG, 2m to 4m with 26AWG

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