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Siemon copper cabling systems receive green light for 10GBASE-T performance

Recent testing performed by Solarflare Communications Inc. confirms that Siemon's 10G 6A UTP, 10G 6A F/UTP and Cate...


January 16, 2007  


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Recent testing performed by Solarflare Communications Inc. confirms that Siemon’s 10G 6A UTP, 10G 6A F/UTP and Category 7/Class F TERA copper cabling systems meet or exceed 10GBASE-T performance parameters dictated by the now ratified IEEE 802.3an-2006 standard.

Three separate Siemon cabling systems were individually tested at Solarflare’s test facility in Irvine, Calif.

Utilizing Solarflare’s compliant IEEE 802.3an-2006 10GBASE-T 10Xpress PHY products, all tests were performed on 100-metre channel lengths, based on a worst-case six around one (6A1) alien crosstalk configuration.

The 10GBASE-T standard requires that all PHY products claiming compliance with the standard perform on this 100-metre worst-case channel.

The 6A1 configuration simulates a worst-case alien crosstalk environment, with six disturber cables bundled tightly around a seventh victim cable.

Full line rate 10Gb/s bi-directional Ethernet traffic was launched on each channel.