CAT 6A Cables

In February 2008, TIA ratified the Category 6A standard. This standard sets forth the requirements necessary for enhanced performance of Augmented Category 6 (Cat 6A) cables. The standard extends the frequency of Cat 6A cables to 500 MHz, requires Cat 6A cables to support up to 100 meters, and adds requirements for Alien Crosstalk. Cat 6A cables can support future 10Gbit/s applications on a 4-connector channel. Category 6A cables are fully backward compatible with all the previous categories, including Category 6, 5e and 5.

Mohawk’s line of Category 6A cables meet all the ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 requirements, and come in a variety of jacket colors for both plenum and riser versions.

Small Diameter CAT 6A Cable (GigaLAN 10®)

High performance copper cabling continues to be the answer for high bandwidth applications. GigaLAN 10 Small Diameter's .265" OD offers enhanced flexibility and installation ease into conduit. The cable offers a cost effective solution for high bandwidth applications from desktop to data center. GigaLAN 10 Small Diameter is the highest performance Category 6A UTP cable which supports 10GBASE-T applications over a full 100 meter channel and provides 750 MHz confirmed stability. Primary applications suitable for use include Data Centers, Healthcare, Education and Financial sectors.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • GigaLAN 10® Small Diameter’s unique FlexWeb®, combined with a patented barrier tape construction, isolates the cable pairs and has outstanding pair-to-pair balance for superior headroom and reduced crosstalk

  • Increase in power to 500 MHz due to lower insertion loss characteristics over Category 6A requirements

  • Improvement in crosstalk vs. Category 6A – 7 dB minimum alien crosstalk, 4 dB ACRF/PSACRF, 1 dB NEXT/PSNEXT

  • Support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet / 10GBASE-T /IEEE 802.3an, wireless access points, PoE, PoE Plus; fully backwards compatible for 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, and 1000BASE-T applications

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  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

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CAT 6A Gigalan 10 Small Diameter

Standard CAT 6A Cable (GigaLAN 10®)

High performance copper cabling continues to be the answer for high bandwidth applications. GigaLAN 10, with a reduced OD, offers enhanced flexibility and installation ease into conduit. The cable offers a cost effective solution for high bandwidth applications from desktop to data center. GigaLAN 10 is the highest performance Category 6A UTP cable which supports 10GBASE-T applications over a full 100 meter channel and provides 750 MHz confirmed stability. Primary applications suitable for use include Data Centers, Healthcare, Education and Financial sectors.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • GigaLAN 10®’s unique FlexWeb®, combined with a patented barrier tape construction, isolates the cable pairs and has outstanding pair-to-pair balance for superior headroom and reduced crosstalk

  • Increase in power to 500 MHz due to lower insertion loss characteristics than Category 6

  • Improvement in NEXT and ACRF vs. draft Category 6A – 1 dB minimum for NEXT and 3 dB minimum for ACRF

  • Support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet / 10GBASE-T /IEEE 802.3an; fully backwards compatible for 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, and 1000BASE-T applications

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 6A GigaLAN 10 Standard

F/UTP CAT 6A Cable (XGO)

Mohawk's XGO F/UTP Augmented 6 is a robust, high performance data cable that is designed, manufactured and tested to exceed ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 performance standards. It is independently tested by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), a Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory (NRTL), and verified to ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 6A.

Applications in Government, Health Care, Higher Education, and Industrial sectors call for a Category 6A shielded cable as a vital installation component to eliminate significant external noise sources including: ANEXT (Noise from adjacent cables), EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), and RFI (Radio Frequency Interference). Shielded cables provide an excellent choice where adequate separation between noise sources and cable is not possible. Mohawk's XGO F/UTP is the cable solution to prevent reliance on costly and inflexible end-to-end solutions.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • ETL component compliant cable to ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Category 6A

  • Sweep tested to 750 MHz for performance beyond 500 MHz

  • Supports any component compliant 6A connectivity

  • XGO F/UTP's unique FlexWeb® core separator technology reduces the effects of internal cross talk

  • Support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet / 10GBASE-T /IEEE 802.3af; fully backwards compatible for 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-T, and 10BASE-T applications

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 6A F/UTP XGO

CAT 6A Outside Plant Cable (LAN-Trak)

Even a small amount of water or moisture in a cable will degrade the electrical performance of a Category cable. This power sum rated cable is filled with a user-friendly cream-like gel for a cleaner installation and less preparation time, and is designed for exposure to the elements with a black UV-resistant jacket. Perfect for slab-on-grade installations and extending current networks to outdoor structures without moisture negatively impacting performance. This cable utilize Mohawk’s FlexWeb® core separator and is suitable for outdoor use in duct and for aerial lashing.

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • Proven support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet / 10GBASE-T, Gigabit Ethernet / 1000BASE-T, IEEE 802.3af Power Over Ethernet for VoIP, 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet / 100BASE-T / IEEE 802.3, ANSI.X3.263 FDDI TP-PMD, Ethernet / 10BASE-T / IEEE 802.5, 4 & 16 Mbps Token Ring / 550 MHz Broadband Video and standards under development such as ATM at 622 Mbps, 1.2 and 2.4 Gbps

  • Enhanced Performance Parameters – All electrical characteristics proven to meet ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 and ISO/IEC 11801 Category 6A

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 6A OSP LAN-Trak

CAT 6A CMR/CMX Outdoor (VersaLAN®)

VersaLAN Category 6A CMR/CMX Outdoor is designed for residential LAN applications and is available in UTP designs. VersaLAN's innovative design with dual listings enables the cable to perform indoors between floors (UL CMR - riser rated for use as a vertical run in a shaft and for general purpose communications use) and outdoors where it may be exposed for short distances (UL CMX - outdoor limited use suitable for dwellings and raceways).

Benefits and Features

  • 25 year Warranty (available with MAC program)

  • Tested to 750MHz - with verified stability

  • Application - Proven support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet / 1000BASE-T / ATM up to 155 Mbps, IEEE 802.3af Power Over Ethernet for VoIP / 100BASE-T / IEEE 802.3, ANSI.X3.263 FDDI TP-PMD, Ethernet / 10BASE-T / IEEE 802.5, 4 & 16 Mbps Token Ring / 750 MHz Broadband Video and standards under development such as ATM at 622 Mbps, 1.2 and 2.4 Gbps

  • Performance Perameters - All electrical characteristics proven to meet ANSI / TIA-568-C.2 and ISO / IEC 11801 Category 6A requirements; including alien crosstalk (PSANEXT, PSAASCRF) NEXT and PSACRF (Pair-to-pair and Power Sum), Insertion Loss, Return Loss, and Delay Skew

  • This cable and/or its manufacture are covered by patents. See www.belden.com/p for details.

Technical Information

CAT 6A CMR/CMX

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