Types of Computer Network Cables
Here are the types of computer network cables; cat5 UTP cable: is a UTP cable with a standard created in 2001 by TIA/EIA-568-B. Cat5 UTP cable can only transmit data at 100 Mbit/s, this maximum capacity is the same as Ethernet’s ability to transmit 100BASE-TX data signals [era 2001].
Along with the increasing need for speed, this cat5 UTP cable has been developed into a cat5e UTP cable.
UTP cat5e / cat5e 350Mhz cable: is a UTP cable that has been upgraded to accommodate data width, as well as the ability to transmit data. Cat5e has a maximum speed capability of 350 Mhz or equivalent to 1 Gbit/s. In addition to having a speed of 1Gbit/s, cat5e has very little noise when sending data when compared to cat5, this can be seen by the lack of response delay time when sending large data.
UTP cat6 / cat6e cable: is a premium cable on the market which is much more expensive than cat5e. This Cat6 has a delay time of almost 0 [zero] when sending data, while also having a maximum cable length of more than 100 meters. The maximum cat6 cable is 200 meters and the maximum data width is 10Gbit/s.
UTP cat7 / cat7e cable: is a premium cable that is very suitable as a high traffic medium for various applications in 1 cable [single cable]. The maximum data sent is 10 Gbit/s with a frequency of 1000 Mhz. Based on spectrum analyze tools, cat7 / cat7e cable length of 50 meters is capable of transmitting signals and data of 40 Gbit/s. As for the cat7 / cat7e cable as long as 15 meters, it is capable of sending signals and data of 100 Gbit/s.