AOC & DAC
Active Optical Cable, Direct Attach Cable
Active optical cable can be defined as an optical fiber jumper cable terminated with optical transceivers on both ends.
Active optical cable (AOC) can be defined as an optical fiber jumper cable terminated with optical transceivers on both ends. It uses electrical-to-optical conversion on the cable ends to improve speed and distance performance of the cable without sacrificing compatibility with standard electrical interfaces. To understand the structure of AOC cable, the following figure depicts the detailed structure.
Direct attach copper cable, namely DAC cable, are a form of optical transceiver assemblies used to connect switches to routers and/or servers. They are becoming increasingly popular in the network industry, mainly because the price difference is so large when compared with regular optics. There are various versions of direct attach copper cables with different specifications on the market today which make us in difficult choices. So, what should be considered when we buy the direct attach copper cable? Just keep reading, you may find the answer in this post.