New Accessory Introduction - DAC Cable - Outdoor Rated | 10G SFP+ DAC Cable, 2.0m, -40°C to 85°C

Direct Attach Copper Cable (DAC) - DAC-10G-2m

Cambium Networks introduces a new 10G SFP+ outdoor rated DAC cable.

Product Summary:

The Direct Attach Copper Cable (DAC) makes it easier, less expensive and more reliable to deploy cnWave radios ‘back-to-back’, eliminating the need for separate SFP modules and cable terminations.
The Cambium DAC cable delivers rates up to 10 Gbps, is two meters long and, importantly for
outdoor applications it supports operating temperatures from -40°C to +85°C.

Benefits of using the DAC cable:

  1. Eliminates the need to buy two SFP+ transceivers and a compatible optical cable, resulting in reduced inventory management.
  2. DAC cables are factory terminated and ensure watertight sealing
  3. Prevents installer errors when terminating optical cables to SFP+ transceivers.
  4. The overall cost of using the DAC cable solution is much lower than individually buying the SFP+ transceivers and optical cables.

DAC use cases:

• Connecting a 60 GHz cnwave™ V3000-to-V3000 backhauled link
• Connecting a 60 GHz cnWave™ V5000 backhauled by V3000
• Connecting a Distribution layer switch to a core switch

Note: The recommended Cable gland to be used with the DAC cable for 60 GHz cnWave products is Part#: C000000L176A-Cable Gland for 6mm cable, M25

  1. Connecting a V3000-to-V3000 backhauled link:

The V3000s can achieve an aggregate speed of up to 3.6 Gbps. Deploying a multi-hop point-to-point link connecting two back-to-back V3000s would typically require using the 10 Gig SFP+ interfaces to ensure the link capacity is not reduced due to the physical layer restrictions of 1 Gigabit Ethernet. Instead of using two SFP+ transceivers and an optical cable, we can use the DAC-10G-2m cable to backhaul the traffic.

  1. Connecting a V5000 backhauled by a Point-to-Point V3000 link:

When setting up point-to-multipoint links with the V5000 as a Distribution node, if the fibre PoP is not available near the V5000, a V3000 to V3000 backhaul point-to-point link is setup. For connecting the V3000 to the V5000, the DAC-10G-2m cable is recommended.

  1. Connecting a Distribution layer switch to a core switch:

Distribution layer switches pass large volumes of network traffic to core switches. To prevent the distribution switches from being a bottleneck, we can use the DAC-10G-2M cable to connect the distribution layer switch to the core switch and prove a 10 Gigabit pipe for the network traffic.

DAC Cable datasheet:Cambium Networks DAC cable data sheet.pdf