Cable

Patch Lead/Cable Terminology

Below is a list of widely used Patch Lead/Cable Terminology and their definitions: ANSI/TIA 568 C.2 Transmission Requirements Return Loss The loss of signal power as a result of signal reflection at a discontinuity in the cable. Insertion Loss The loss of signal power that results from devices inline. Near End Crosstalk Loss (NEXT) Loss […]

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Cat5e Max Speed | Cat5e Cable Speed

Cat5e Cabling Speed The speed of Cat5e cabling supports high performance networking. Category 5 enhanced cables can deliver Gigabit Ethernet speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. Devices connected by the cable, including switches and routers, should also support the desired data speeds. The cable technology is backward compatible. Cat5e provides a bandwidth of 100 MHz […]

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Telephone Cable

Find out about telephone cable that complies with CW1308,
CW1308B, and CW1128 standards for internal and external
connections.

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T568A and T568B

Learn the difference between T568A and T568B, which define
wiring schemes for terminating Cat cable to eight-pin modular
connectors.

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Cable Crosstalk

Learn how crosstalk specifications vary between Cat5e, Cat6
and Cat6a cable. Cat6a has improved alien crosstalk capabilities over
Cat6.

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Cable Speed

Cable speed is included in the Cat6, Cat6a and Cat5estandards. Cat5e and Cat6 support Gigabit Ethernet. Cat6/6a cable has10-Gigabit Ethernet capabilities.

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Cable Interference

Cable interference creates signal disruptions. Crosstalk and
EMI can generate interference. Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6a standards feature
crosstalk specifications.

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