cable categories

(redirected from Cat6)
Also found in: Acronyms.

cable categories

Following are the categories for telephone and network cables. HDMI audio/video cables also use category designations (see HDMI).

Categories 1 and 2 are unofficial standards, while Categories 3 to 7 are based on the EIA/TIA-568-B standards. Most new wiring for LANs is CAT5e, an improved version of CAT5. See twisted pair.

CAT    Cable        Bandwidth  Data#     Type          (MHz)     Rate

 CAT1   UTP          Analog voice
 CAT2   UTP          Digital voice

 CAT3   UTP/ScTP/STP   16 MHz   4 Mbps
 CAT4   UTP/ScTP/STP   20 MHz  16 Mbps

 CAT5   UTP/ScTP/STP  100 MHz   1 Gbps
 CAT5e  UTP/ScTP/STP  100 MHz   1 Gbps
 CAT6   UTP/ScTP/STP  250 MHz  10 Gbps/55 m
 CAT6a  UTP/ScTP/STP  500 MHz  10 Gbps/100 m
 CAT7   ScTP/STP      600 MHz  10 Gbps/100 m
References in periodicals archive ?
Cat6 chips are expected to be deployed in almost 3.
As an initial test, system specialists with AVDB plugged a Cat6 cable into one end of the FiberPlex FOI-6010 frame and a singlemode optical cable into the other end, successfully extending an AVB network along with control through an Extreme network switch.
Guaranteed interoperability between multiple manufacturers' components is one of the biggest remaining issues for CAT6.
Belkin, a global leader in connectivity solutions, today announced EIA/TIA 568C compliance for its CAT5e, CAT6 and CAT6a cables.
5G and 5G speeds, resulting in improved alien noise rejection and a cable reach of more than 100m over existing Cat5e and Cat6 cables.
The switch supports all 8 pins of the RJ45 CAT6 interface.
The bank will use R&M CAT6, CAT6A and OM3 fibre optic
from the stage, the whole laser control signal was transmitted with glass fiber, later on with CAT6 cables, to avoid any signal problems.
com)-- VERICOM, with over 1,000 different CAT5E and CAT6 U/UTP and F/UTP patch cords SKU's available, is your perfect match in February 2014 for CAT5E and CAT6 patch cords.
Black Box has the solutions and expertise, including SpaceGAIN[TM] CAT5e and CAT6 cables and patch panels, Elite([TM]) IT cabinets, cable management equipment, biometric access locks, and environmental monitoring systems to clean up and protect even the messiest closet.
DPS is seeking a vendor of low-voltage, Category 6 (CAT6), cabling as an authorized channel partner and/or communications integrator, who sells and installs CAT6 cables.