Leapmicro Direct Attach Cables (DAC)

Direct Attach Cables or DAC are designed for short length, high speed connections. These Twinax cable assemblies use SFP+ or QSFP+ connectors to plug into equipment, such as those used by Cisco and other OEMs. Switch to PI Manufacturing's Leapmicro DACs for a cost-effective, MSA compliant solution that delivers performance and reliability.


  • 1M - 5M length options
  • 30AWG - 24AWG
  • Fully tested for reliability and performance
  • Complies with MSA (Multi-Source Agreement) standards
  • SFP+ (10GbE), QSFP+ (40GbE), and QSFP+ to 4 x SFP+ breakout cable options

Why MSA?

  • Interoperability between manufacturers
  • Standardized physical and operating characteristics
  • Wider choice between vendors

Multi-source agreement (MSA) standards are agreements to make products that are compatible between different manufacturers. The MSA defines standards such as physical characteristics (e.g. form factor) and operating characteristics (electrical values, etc.). Products include SFP / QSFP transceivers, DAC cables, and other network based products. This allows users a wider selection of vendors to choose from, while maintaining standards.

Equipment Warranty Information

Deploying PI Manufacturing Leapmicro DACS will not void the warranty issued by the network equipment manufacturer. All network equipment manufacturers state that installing 3rd party direct attach cables will not affect the warranty provided on their equipment.

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