Specifications

Important

Note: The fiber cables of the MFA7A50 AOC are locked into the transceivers. Do NOT attempt to unplug them.

Absolute maximum ratings are those beyond which the device may be damaged.

Parameter

Min

Max

Units

Supply voltage

-0.3

3.465

V

Data input voltage

-0.3

3.465

V

Control input voltage

-0.3

4.0

V

This table shows the environmental specifications for the product.

Parameter

Min

Max

Units

Storage temperature

-40

85

°C

This section shows the range of values for normal operation. The host board power supply filtering should be designed as recommended in the SFF Committee Spec.

Parameter

Min

Typ

Max

Units

Supply voltage (Vcc)

3.145

3.3

3.465

V

Power consumption (QSFP28 end, no retiming)

---

1.8

2.0

W

Power consumption (QSFP28 end, retiming both directions)

---

2.3

2.5

W

Power consumption (SFP28 end, no retiming)

---

0.45

0.5

W

Power consumption (SFP28 end, both directions)

---

0.7

0.8

W

Supply noise tolerance (10 Hz – 10 MHz)

66

mVpp

Operating case temperature

0

---

70

°C

Operating relative humidity

5

---

85

%

Parameter

Min

Typ

Max

Units

Differential data input swing (into the (Q)SFP28 connector)

IEEE 802.3bm 83E.3.4.1[1]

---

900

mVpp

Differential data output swing (out of the (Q)SFP28 connector)

---

---

480

mVpp

Differential input return loss - f<17.6GHz

---

---

-15

dB

Differential output return loss - f<17.6GHz

---

---

-10

dB

Common Mode output return loss

---

---

-6

dB

Output eye width (EW15)

0.57

---

---

UI

Output eye height (EH15)

228

---

---

mV

BER (Bit Error Rate)[2]

---

---

10-15

---

Notes: [1] Requires optimization of the input equalizer. [2] BER performance was verified with a PRBS31 test pattern in accordance with the IEEE 802.3bm specifications, as part of the product qualification.

For configurations tested with the AOCs please refer to the system level product quality assurance (SLPQA) report.

See LinkX® SFF Memory Map Application Note for details, reference [1].

Parameter

Value

Units

Diameter

3

mm

Minimum bend radius

30

mm

Length tolerance

Length < 5 m: +300 / -0
5 m < length < 30 m: +500 / -0

mm

Mechanical Dimensions, QSFP28 End

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Mechanical Dimensions, SFP28 End

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Full Cable Top View

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Cable Length Definition

Note: The splitting point is 2-3m from the SFP end.

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Connectivity Schematic

100Gb/s Side

4x25Gb/s Side

Port 1

TX1

RX1

RX1

TX1

Port 2

TX2

RX1

RX2

TX1

Port 3

TX3

RX1

RX3

TX1

Port 4

TX4

RX1

RX4

TX1

The following labels are applied on the cable’s backshell:

SFP28 Backshell Label (New)

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(sample illustration)

QSFP28 Backshell Label (New)

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(sample illustration)

SFP28 Backshell Label (Old)

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(sample illustration)

QSFP28 Backshell Label (Old)

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(sample illustration)

Warning

Images are for illustration purposes only. Product labels, colors, and lengths may vary.

Label SN Legend

Symbol

Meaning

Notes

MT

Customer name

2 digits (alphanumeric)

YY

Year of manufacturing

2 digits (numeric)

WW

Week of manufacturing according to Microsoft Outlook calendar

2 digit (numeric)

XX

Manufacturer Site

Two characters

SSSSS

Serial number

5 digits (decimal numeric) for serial number, starting from 00001

The following label is applied on the cable’s jacket:

Cable Jacket Label (New)

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(sample illustration)

Cable Jacket Label (Old)

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(sample illustration)

Splitter Cable Labels Identifying the 4 SFP28 Tails

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(sample illustration)

The MFA7A50 AOC is compatible with ESD levels in typical data center operating environments and certified in accordance with the standards listed in the Regulatory Compliance and Classification section ‎below. The product is shipped with protective caps on its connectors to protect it until the time of installation. In normal handling and operation of high-speed cables and optical transceivers, ESD is of concern during insertion into the QSFP cage of the server/switch. Hence, standard ESD handling precautions must be observed. These include use of grounded wrist/shoe straps and ESD floor wherever a cable/transceiver is extracted/inserted. Electrostatic discharges to the exterior of the host equipment chassis after installation are subject to system level ESD requirements.

Important

Note: The fiber cables of the MFA7A50 AOC are locked into the transceivers. Do NOT attempt to unplug them.

The laser module is classified as class I according to IEC 60825-1, IEC 60825-2 and 21 CFR 1040 (CDRH).

  • Safety: CB, cTUVus, CE

  • EMC: CE, FCC, ICES, RCM, VCCI

Ask your NVIDIA FAE for a zip file of the certifications for this product.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

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