PCIe® Active Optical Cable System

High Speed Active Optical Cable Assemblies supporting PCIe® Gen 1 & 2 with an extended cable reach to 300 meters (Gen 3 to 100 meters).


  • Four independent, full-duplex optical channels
  • PCIe® x4 and x8 form factors
  • Supports Gen 1, Gen 2 and Gen 3 data rates
  • Lightweight 3 mm diameter cable up to 300 meters
  • Full Active Optical Cables with Host and Target
  • Half Active Optical Cables with MTP end option
  • Direct replacement for passive or active copper cables
  • Supports PCIe® auxiliary signaling (CPWRON, CPERST#, CPRSNT#, CWAKE#)
  • Sideband support
  • PCIEA Series adaptor card is recommended to mate with Samtec's PCIEO Series assembly

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PCIe® is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG®.

Samtec PCIe® over Fiber systems have successfully passed the PCI-SIG® Compliance Workshop #85; however as with all PCIe® based systems, there is a risk of interoperability issues with specific systems. Samtec recommends discussing your system with our Optical Group prior to final design. Please contact

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