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What is Cat8 Cable?


What is Cat8 Cable?


Connexions Technology is a professional manufacturer of all kinds of Cables, including Coaxial Cables, Ethernet Cables, Power Cables, Speaker Cables,etc. Let us learn about the latest CAT8 Cable.   

The Cat8 Cable is the latest generation of Dual-shielded (SFTP) Ethernet Cable. It has two wire pairs, supporting a bandwidth of 2000MHz. It has a transmission rate of up to 40Gb/s. But its maximum transmission distance is only 30m. So it is generally used for short distances. It is used to connect servers, switches, patch panels and other equipment in the data center.

The relevant standards of Cat8 Ethernet Cables were officially released by the TR-43 Committee of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) in 2016. The details are as follows:

1. It complies with the IEEE 802.3bq 25G / 40GBASE-T standard, specifies the minimum transmission rate of Cat8 eight-category network cables, and can support 25 Gbps and 40 Gbps network cabling.

2. It complies with the ANSI/TIA-568-C.2-1 standard, stipulates the channel and permanent link of Cat8 eight types of network cables, and includes the restrictions of resistance imbalance, TCL and ELTCTL.

3. It complies with the ANSI/TIA-1152-A standard, which stipulates the measurement and accuracy requirements of the Cat8 eight-category network cable field tester.

4. It complies with the ISO/IEC-11801 standard, which stipulates the channel and permanent link of the I/II  Category 8 Cable.