The SFP+ product family includes cable assemblies, cages and connectors.Our SFP+ direct attach copper cable assemblies provide a cost-effective solution over fiber optics in short reach applications. The design allows for serial data transmission up to 10Gbps in each direction. The mechanical design of the cable braid crimp and EMI skirt suppress EMI radiation. Low power consumption helps make the SFP+ copper cable assembly an economical solution for within rack or rack-to-rack applications. Both passive and active copper cable assemblies are available.The passive cable assembly design has no signal amplification in the cable assembly.
It is important to observe and maintain proper cable bend radius and equally important to provide adequate and secure strain relief on the cableIn order to help maintain proper bend, it is recommended to pre-form the strain relief bend on the cable before installing. The minimum recommended bend radius is 5X the cable outside diameter for a single time bend and 10X the OD for repeated bends. To help manage the weight of bundled cable and ensure they do not sag over time, a cable manager or strain relief bar should be installed to support SFP+ Cables Assemblies and provide strain relief along the horizontal plane. Strain relief bars facilitate the correct alignment of cable and connector into the port, and help installers observe manufacturer and bend radius requirements of cable close to the connector.