Physical cabling characteristics for the Intel® Ethernet CX4 server adapters must meet IEEE Std 802.3ak, Clause 54 specifications. The required cable connector is an MDI latch-type receptacle, as defined by IEC 61076-3-113.
Cable lengths up to 15 meters (49 ft.), based on 100 Ohm, twinaxial cable characteristics. However, commercial cable manufacturers may offer enhanced products that will permit successful operation over greater distances.
Figure 1. Comparison of Cable Sizes
||CX4 and Infiniband cables use the same cable connector. Not all Infiniband cables meet CX4 standards. Please check with your cable manufacturer to ensure you are using a cable that meets CX4 standards.|
This applies to: