A twisted pair cable is a very important network media. It can be used for phone communication and cable ethernet networks. Twisted pair cable is a type of wiring in which two conductors of a single circuit are twisted together for the purpose of canceling out Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) from external sources.
There are two types of Twisted Pair Cables:-
Shielded Twisted Pair :
STP cable is copper conductive netting or casing, performed individually or with an external conductive shield around all pairs. It is heavier and more difficult to manufacture, but it can extraordinarily enhance the signaling rate in a given transmission plot. Twisting gives cancelation of magnetically induced fields and currents on a pair of conductors.
Unshielded Twisted Pair :
UTP cable is the copper media and inherited from telephony, which can be used for increasingly higher data rates, and is rapidly becoming the de facto standard for horizontal wiring, the connection between and including, the outlet and the termination in communication.
Category Of UTP :
|CAT-1||1 MHz||1 Mbps||2 wires||Telephone|
|CAT-2||4 MHz||2 Mbps||4 wires||Telephone|
|CAT-3||10 MHz||10 Mbps||8 wires||Token ring|
|CAT-4||16-20 MHz||16 Mbps||8 wires||Ethernet|
|CAT-5||100 MHz||100 Mbps||8 wires||Fast Ethernet|
|CAT-5e||100 MHz||1000 Mbps||8 wires||Gigabit Ethernet|
|CAT-6||250 MHz||1000 Mbps||8 wires||Gigabit Ethernet|
|CAT-6a||250-400 MHz||1000-10000 Mbps||8 wires||10 Gigabit Ethernet|
|CAT-7||400-600 MHz||1000-10000 Mbps||8 wires||10 Gigabit Ethernet|
|CAT-8||600 MHz above||40000 Mbps||8 wires||40 Gigabit Ethernet|
Thanks For Reading This Article.