Data center interconnect
Making the right connections.

Meet the demands of next generation data centres with leading interconnect technology from 3M.

Interconnect solutions for high performing data centres.

  • Rising to the demands of ever-increasing data, IoT, and big data and the critical nature of what that data drives is no easy feat. Using science and innovation we bring next generation solutions in fibre optics and copper interconnect that are designed to drive speed, performance and design flexibility. 

    Expanded beam optical interconnect solutions from 3M are designed to deliver improved dust immunity and excellent optical performance. Scalable connector designs enable quick installment and deployment of multi-link systems, lowering operating costs and delivering greater design flexibility. Our copper high-speed twin axial cables and assemblies are resonance-free, thin and foldable solutions designed for the needs of next generation requirements.

    We bring decades of experience in interconnect solutions to the market segment. Our dedicated support team is here to provide specifications, drawings, 3D CAD models and more. Connect with us today so we can help you make the right connections in your data centre.

Interconnect solutions that span your data centre.

Connectivity solutions designed to consistently deliver a higher performing data centre through advanced fibre optic and copper twin axial technology.

  • Engineered to help reduce the need for maintenance, cleaning and human interaction while providing exceptional performance our 3M™ Expanded Beam Optical Interconnect brings scalability and reliability to fibre optic connections. Our unique technology helps deliver:

    • Performance in multi-link deployments
    • Improved immunity to dust
    • Scalable connector design (12 fibres to 144 fibres)
  • 3M™ Twin Axial Cables are thin, foldable and virtually resonance-free up to at least 40GHz with bends and folds. For internal applications, as one of the thinnest available cables, 3M Twin Ax cables allow for more options in high-performance, dense servers. They are designed to offer cost savings by helping to avoid PCB upgrades and the need for repeaters. For external applications, our thin, lightweight, flexible cables help enable unique cable management solutions and simplified serviceability.

Data center fiber optic cable management: Thin, foldable, stackable cabling solutions from 3M
Speed meets agility.

3M™ External Twin Axial Cable compared to competitive cable.

High-speed performance technology

Thin, foldable and resonance-free cabling solutions for data centre, high performance computing and other high-speed applications.

  • bendable, foldable cabling solution from 3M
    3M™ SlimLine Twin Axial Cable Assemblies

    A revolutionary bendable, foldable cabling solution ideal for tight spaces and transmitting signals over longer routes. The low profile of 3M™ SlimLine Twin Axial Cable Assemblies allow for a wider range of routing options due to the cable's thinness and ability to be folded with a hard crease, with no impact to signal integrity.

    • x4 and x8 configurations available
    • SFF-8654 straight and right angle varieties
    • Signal wire sizes of 30AWG and 31AWG
  • Twinax PCI Express Extender and Jumper Assemblies
    3M™ Twin Axial PCI Express Extender and Jumper Assemblies

    Meet demanding system performance and packaging challenges with the 3M PCI Express Extender and Jumper Assemblies. Gain flexibility with your PCIe card slots and the ability to relocate or bridge them without losing speed or performance.

    • PCIe 3.0
    • x4, x8 and x16 configurations available
    • High bandwidth and speeds up to 8 Gbps
  • Direct attach copper cable assemblies
    3M™ Cable Assemblies for External Applications

    Reach speeds up to 100 Gbps across a wide range of data centre, high-performance computing and other high-speed applications with direct attach copper cable assemblies from 3M. Configurations available include SFP28, QSFP28, SFP+, QSFP+ and External miniSAS.

    • Signal wire sizes of 26AWG and 30AWG
    • RoHS 2011/65/EU compliant*
    • Custom EEPROM mapping available


  • *RoHS 2011/65/EU Compliant: the product or part ("Product") does not contain any of the substances in excess of the maximum concentration values ("MCVs") in EU Directive 2002/95/EC, as amended by Commission Decision 2005/618/EC, and/or in the recast RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, Annex II, unless the substance is in an application that is exempt under the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, as amended, and/or under Annex III or Annex IV to the recast RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU. The MCVs are by weight in homogeneous materials.

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  • The revolutionary ferrule design of 3M's new optical connector expands the beam between connectors, helping reduce sensitivity to dust and the need for frequent cleaning and maintenance.

  • Innovative low and high frequency cabling solutions to help save space and simplify assembly.