How to Certify or Re-certify Twisted-Pair Cabling for 10 Gb/s Ethernet
sponsored by Fluke Networks

The 10 Gb/s Ethernet standard (10GBASE-T) has been approved and is released. It is important to note that carefully installed Cat 6 or Class E cabling systems may well meet the transmission requirements to support 10GBASE-T with limitations for the channel length. The Fluke Networks' DTX-1800 CableAnalyzer allows the user to verify the performance of the link parameters (in-channel test parameters). In addition, the 10GBASE-T standard specifies that the coupling between cables in the same bundle or pathway needs to be measured and evaluated (between-channel test parameters or AXTalk certification).

Fluke Networks offers two accessory kits for the DTX-1800 - the DTX-10GKIT and the DTX-AXKIT - that provide the test solution to measure and evaluate the AXTalk performance of installed cabling. AXTalk does not require a 100% test of all possible link interactions. The test procedure may be limited to links that are bundled together. This paper covers a recommended sampling procedure to select and test links such that a very high degree of confidence is established that the cabling plant complies with the AXTalk performance requirements.
Available Resources from Fluke Networks
See what other users are reading via our Daily Top 50 Report

About TechTarget:

TechTarget provides enterprise IT professionals with the information they need to perform their jobs - from developing strategy, to making cost-effective IT purchase decisions and managing their organizations' IT projects - with its network of technology-specific Web sites, events and magazines

All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2000 - 2014, TechTarget | Read our Privacy Statement