Mellanox MAM1Q00A-QSA-SP QSFP to SFP+
The QSA provides the option to connect an SFP+/SFP transceiver or cable to a QSFP+ port of an Nx40GbE switch or network interface card (NIC).
The QSA should be installed into a QSFP+ port, and is intended to either connect a switch QSFP+ port to a NIC SFP port or connect a NIC QSFP+ port to a switch SFP port.
For example, an SFP based cable can be connected to Mellanox’s 40GbE Connect X -3 NIC and to the 48 x 10GbE SX1012 Ethernet switch.
The QSA conforms to the SFF8418/8419 for the SFP side and to SFF-8436 for the QSFP+ standards and is thoroughly tested to meet strict quality requirements.
The adapter has a QSFP+ form factor with a receptacle for SFP+ transceiver/AOC/DAC connector.
The QSA provides a solution for integrating systems using different vendors’ equipment, since it is vendor agnostic and provides a direct path to the SFP unit’s memory.
The QSA interoperates with all major optical module and direct attach copper cable vendors.
Mellanox QSFP to SFP+ design ensures minimum loss on the conversion path between the QSFP+ cage and the SFP receptacle.
The RF (high speed data) channel of the SFP receptacle is connected to lane 1 of the QSFP+ connector.
The three remaining RF channels on the QSFP+ connector are not connected.
The QSA is qualified for 10GbE SFP+ and 1GbE SFP transceivers meeting the Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) Transceiver Multi-source Agreement (MSA).
Mellanox QSFP to SFP+ Highlights
- Industry-leading price and performance
- Trouble-free installation and network bring-up
- Compliant to industry standards
- QSFP+ MSA SFF-8436
- SFP+ MSA SFF-8418/8419
- Low insertion loss
- Registered US patent #7,934,959
- Matched impedance
- Secure latching mechanism
- RoHS compliant
- SFF-8636 compliant I2C management interface for reading the SFP transceiver