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Cisco SFP-25G-AOC3M= 25GB 9.84 Foot Active Network Cable Refurbished

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SFP-25G-AOC3M 9.84 Foot 25 Gigabit Small Form-factor Pluggable 28 (SFP28) AOC Network Active Optical Cable for Nexus 9500 Modular Network Device | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Unveiling the Power of 25 Gigabit SFP28 Network Active Optical Cable

In the fast-evolving landscape of networking, the demand for high-speed and reliable connectivity has led to the development of advanced networking technologies. One such innovation is the SFP-25G-AOC3M, a 25 Gigabit Small Form-factor Pluggable 28 (SFP28) Active Optical Cable (AOC) designed for use with the Nexus 9500 Modular Network Device. This article will delve into the features, applications, and technical specifications of the SFP-25G-AOC3M, providing a comprehensive understanding of its significance in contemporary networking environments.

Understanding the Cisco SFP-25G-AOC3M 9.84 Feet Active Network Cable

SFP-25G-AOC3M Specifications

The SFP-25G-AOC3M is a high-performance Active Optical Cable with a length of 9.84 feet, making it suitable for various networking setups. Its primary purpose is to facilitate lightning-fast data transfer, boasting a 25 Gigabit data rate. The utilization of the SFP28 form factor ensures compatibility with the Nexus 9500 Modular Network Device, a pivotal component in many enterprise-level network infrastructures.

Active Optical Cable Technology

Unlike traditional copper cables, Active Optical Cables leverage optical technology to transmit data. In the case of the SFP-25G-AOC3M, this means utilizing optical fibers to transmit data signals over longer distances with minimal signal degradation. The active components within the cable provide amplification, enabling reliable data transmission at higher speeds.

Benefits of SFP-25G-AOC3M SFP28 AOC Network Active Optical Cable

Enhanced Data Transmission Speeds

One of the standout features of the SFP-25G-AOC3M is its impressive 25 Gigabit data rate. This high-speed capability is essential for meeting the ever-increasing demands of modern network environments. Whether it's handling large data transfers or supporting bandwidth-intensive applications, this AOC cable ensures a smooth and efficient data transmission experience.

Long-Distance Connectivity

The integration of active optical technology empowers the SFP-25G-AOC3M to deliver reliable data transmission over extended distances. This is a crucial advantage in scenarios where traditional copper cables may fall short. The 9.84-foot length provides flexibility in network design, allowing for strategic placement without compromising on performance.

Compatibility with Nexus 9500 Modular Network Device

Designed specifically for compatibility with the Nexus 9500 Modular Network Device, the SFP-25G-AOC3M ensures seamless integration into Cisco's high-performance networking solutions. This compatibility guarantees optimal performance and reliability, meeting the stringent requirements of enterprise-level networking applications.

Cost-Effective Solution

While optical cables are often associated with high costs, the SFP-25G-AOC3M provides a cost-effective alternative. Its durability and reliability contribute to a longer lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacements. Additionally, the enhanced data speeds contribute to improved efficiency, offering long-term cost savings for businesses.

Applications in Nexus 9500 Modular Network Device Environment

High-Performance Data Centers

The Nexus 9500 Modular Network Device is a cornerstone in high-performance data centers, and the SFP-25G-AOC3M complements its capabilities seamlessly. The high data transfer rate and long-distance connectivity make this AOC cable an ideal choice for data center environments where speed and reliability are paramount.

Enterprise Networking

In large-scale enterprise networks, the Nexus 9500 Modular Network Device, coupled with the SFP-25G-AOC3M, forms a robust foundation. The compatibility and high-speed data transmission ensure that critical business operations, such as data sharing and communication, can be executed with efficiency and reliability.

Cloud Computing Environments

Cloud computing relies heavily on fast and reliable data connections. The SFP-25G-AOC3M's 25 Gigabit data rate makes it a suitable choice for connecting servers and networking equipment in cloud environments. The active optical technology enhances performance, making it well-suited for the demands of cloud-based applications and services.

Telecommunications Networks

Telecommunications networks benefit from the SFP-25G-AOC3M's ability to deliver high-speed data transmission over relatively short distances. This is particularly valuable in scenarios where low-latency connections are essential.

Features of SFP-25G-AOC3M= Cisco 25GBASE 3 Meter Active Optical Cable

Now, let's delve into the distinctive features that set the SFP-25G-AOC3M apart in the realm of Active Optical Cables:

  • High Data Transfer Rate (25 Gigabits per second): The primary function of the SFP-25G-AOC3M is to provide a blazing-fast data transfer rate of 25 Gbps, meeting the demands of data-intensive applications and high-performance computing.
  • Compact Form-factor (SFP28): The Small Form-factor Pluggable design ensures compatibility with a wide range of networking equipment and allows for easy hot-swapping, minimizing downtime during installations or upgrades.
  • Active Optical Technology: Leveraging active optical technology, the cable utilizes light signals to transmit data, resulting in lower signal degradation and enabling longer reach compared to traditional copper cables.
  • Compatibility with Nexus 9500 Modular Network Device: Specifically tailored for use with Nexus 9500 series switches, the SFP-25G-AOC3M seamlessly integrates into the modular architecture, contributing to the overall efficiency and performance of the network.

Advanced technologies

  • 25 Gbps data rate: The SFP-25G-AOC3M= Cisco 3 Meter Active Optical Cable supports data rates of up to 25 Gbps, providing high-speed connectivity for demanding applications.
  • Multimode fiber (MMF): The cable is designed to work with multimode fiber (MMF) optics, providing a cost-effective solution for short-reach applications.
  • Active optical technology: The cable uses active optical technology, which uses electrical power to amplify the signal, providing improved signal quality and longer reach compared to passive cables.
  • SFP+ form factor: The cable is designed to work with SFP+ transceivers, providing compatibility with a wide range of devices and allowing for easy integration into existing networks.
  • Low power consumption: The active optical technology used in the cable results in low power consumption, making it an energy-efficient solution for high-speed connectivity.
  • Hot-pluggable: The cable is hot-pluggable, allowing for easy installation and replacement without disrupting the network.
  • High-quality construction: The cable is constructed with high-quality materials and is tested to ensure that it meets or exceeds industry standards for performance and reliability.
  • Temperature range: The cable is designed to operate in a wide temperature range, making it suitable for use in a variety of environments.
  • RoHS compliant: The cable is compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, ensuring that it does not contain any hazardous materials and is safe for use in the environment.
  • Cisco compatible: The part Cisco 3 Meter Active Optical Cable is compatible with Cisco products, providing seamless integration and optimal performance.

General Information for the Cisco 3 Meter SFP-25G-AOC3M= Active Optical Cable

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# SFP-25G-AOC3M=
  • Product Name: 25G Active Optical Cable 3-meter
  • Product Type: Network Cable

Technical Information for 25G Active Optical Cable

  • Cable Type: Fiber Optic - 3 Meter
  • Cable Length: 9.84 Feet
  • Connector on First End: SFP28 Network
  • Connector on Second End: SFP28 Network
  • Features: Active
  • Data Transfer Rate: 3.13 GB/s
  • Form Factor: 25G SFP+ AOC


  • Device Supported: Line Card
  • Device Supported: Network Device
  • Device Supported: Switch
  • P/N (Part Numbers):
    • C9300-NM-2Y, C9300-NM-2Y=, C9400-SUP-1XL-Y, C9400-SUP-1XL-Y=,
    • C9500-24Y4C-1A, C9500-24Y4C-1E, C9500-24Y4C-A, C9500-24Y4C-A=,
    • C9500-24Y4C-E, C9500-24Y4C-E=, C9500-24Y4C-EDU, C9500-48Y4C,
    • C9500-48Y4C-A, C9500-48Y4C-A=, C9500-48Y4C-A-BUN, C9500-48Y4C-E,
    • C9500-48Y4C-E=, C9500-48Y4C-EDU, N3K-C34180YC, N3K-C34180YC=,
    • N3K-C36180YC-R, N3K-C36180YC-R-RF, N9K-C93180YC-EX,
    • N9K-C93180YC-EX_BR, N9K-C93180YC-EX=, N9K-C93180YC-EX-24,
    • N9K-C93180YC-EX-B, N9K-C93180YC-EX-RF, N9K-C93180YC-FX,
    • N9K-C93180YC-FX=, N9K-C93180YC-FX-RF, N9K-C93240YC-FX2,
    • N9K-C93240YC-FX2=, N9K-X96136YC-R, N9K-X97160YC-EX,
    • N9K-X97160YC-EX=, N9K-X97160YC-EX-RF, NCS-55A2-MOD-S,
    • NCS-55A2-MOD-S=, UCS-FI-6454, UCS-FI-6454=

In summary, the SFP-25G-AOC3M stands out as a cutting-edge solution for high-speed data transmission in network environments. With its 25 Gigabit data rate, compatibility with the Nexus 9500 Modular Network Device, and active optical technology, it addresses the demands of modern networking applications. Whether in data centers, enterprise networks, or cloud computing environments, this Active Optical Cable proves to be a reliable, cost-effective, and high-performance connectivity solution.

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