Category 5 cable
With the widespread use of personal computers and the need to network them together, the ensuing volume of data traffic has accentuated the need for computer networks to operate at higher speeds. It is common to use high performance electrical telecommunication transmission cable to connect computers, servers, printers, faxes, and other electronic equipment. Communications and electronics cables are used today in a broad array of applications, many of which require that the cable carry high frequency signals over long distances. The dramatic increase in desktop computing power driven by intranet-based operations and the increased demand for time-sensitive delivery between users has spurred development of high speed Ethernet local area networks (LANs). The Telecommunications Industry Association and the Electronics Industry Association (TIA/EIA) have developed standards which specify specific categories of performance for cable impedance, attenuation, skew and particularly crosstalk isolation. Standard high frequency data cable configurations typically utilize unshielded twisted pair (UTP) wiring in a four twisted pair configuration. These data cables are evaluated using several performance parameters. A twisted pair is a pair of conductors twisted about each other. A transmitting twisted pair and a receiving twisted pair often form a subgroup in a cable having four twisted pairs. UTP category 5 cable is a data or communications cable constructed of 4 unshielded twisted pairs of 24 AWG thermoplastic insulated conductors enclosed is a thermoplastic jacket. The pairs of copper wires are tightly twisted to achieve high speed transmission; the tighter the twist, the faster the possible transmission speed. A category 5 cable is a 4-pair cable generally used for high-speed LAN systems with transmission signal speeds up to 100 Mbps.
Category 5 cable product listings
CAT 5E patch cables (snagless molded) are designed for 10/100 Mbs FastEthernet applications. Stranded for greater flexibility, these 350 MHz CAT5e cables include molded snagless boots, 50 micron gold connectors.
Cablek's category 5e+ cable exceed TIA/EIA 568-B.2 specifications for NEXT, Power Sum NEXT and Attenuation. Outstanding guaranteed performance sets Cablek's far apart from common CAT 5e cables.