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LAN (balunless) : Cobalt

Cobalt systems - Automatic high frequency balunless measuring system for LAN cables up to Cat 8

LAN cables are specified for increasingly broader frequency ranges. Conventional (balun based) equipment cannot measure more than three frequency decades, and that is the reason why the cable industry is looking for a substitution measuring method.

Cobalt, the unique automatic balunless test system on the market based on the modal decomposition mathematical algorithm, is your perfect solution.

General Description

By conducting measurements on individual wires and not just on pairs, Cobalt allows measurement of a particularly wide range of parameters that cannot generally be tested by conventional methods. Cobalt is a valuable tool also to assist you in cable development.

Equally important, final cable testing is rendered simpler and more reliable as it is fully automated, thus eliminating the need for the operator to conduct very cumbersome tasks with the associated risks of handling errors.

Main technical characteristics

  • Very broad frequency range (>4GHz), for Cat 8 and higher
  • No balun = full dB dynamic of the VNA is available for the measurement
  • More than 170 parameters (including TCL & ELTCTL automatic measurement)
  • Able to measure very short cables
  • Individual values (per wire)
  • Performs all tests responding to
    Methods: ANSI/TIA-1183-1 and IEC 61156-1-2 Amd.1
    Cables: ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 series, IEC 61156 series and YD/T 1019-2013
  • EMC parameters (option)
  • Alien XT (option)

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