Developing a suitable environment for the flow of information needs power, data, and energy simultaneously. In order to meet these rising challenging demands, advancement in technology might be one reason to move forward. Improvement in technology might cater the emerging consumer requirement but the loss ratio with the electric cables is huge. All electric cables, especially low-quality ones, suffer from signal losses that reduce the ultimate performance of the network.

Hybrid CablesElectrical Cables Losses

For networks running at 500Mbps and higher, the performance of the full signal path, electronics, cable, and pin must be analyzed very carefully to ensure that full performance is measured correctly at the pin. The following performance specifications are the most important for a high-speed networks:

  • DC accuracy of the waveform levels
  • Maximum toggle rate
  • Minimum pulse-width capability
  • Propagation accuracy and matching relative to each edge

Hybrid Cables 02Hybrid Cables

Hybrid cabling is a prevalent topic in today`s networking circles. The appeal of these high-performance cables, which typically combine both metallic conductors and optical fibres within the same jacket, is their long-term cost savings and their ability to meet the projected network performance requirements of the future. Due to their construction, however, hybrid cables must meet stringent standards for near-end crosstalk to ensure proper performance. A hybrid contains two or more elements of dissimilar transmission media–for example, metallic and fibre.

Hybrid Cables 03Hybrid Cables Applications

Hybrid cables are ideal for networks involving real-time image transport or sharing large files. Such applications include computer-aided design and manufacturing, laboratory simulators and hospital imaging systems–or, for that matter, any other application that now requires high-bandwidth Category 5 cables and may require even higher bandwidths in the future.

Among the technologies that can effectively utilize hybrid cable are fibre distributed data interface, synchronous optical network, asynchronous transfer mode and Fast Ethernet.

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