Six types of cabling VS fiber optic cabling


When it comes to general cabling, we often consider whether to use optical fiber or Category 6 cabling system. Which of the two schemes can better meet your needs? ZR Cable is here to help you understand these two wiring systems so that you can make better choices in real life and work.


What is Category 6 Cabling?

"Category six" means that there are certain differences in appearance and structure from Category 5 or Super Category 5 twisted pair, not only an insulating cross frame is added, but the four pairs of twisted pairs are placed on the cross frame respectively. In the four grooves of the cable, the diameter of the network cable is also thicker, and the transmission frequency is also extended to 250MHz or higher, so it has a longer transmission distance, less transmission loss, wear resistance and compression resistance than the Category 5 and Category 5e twisted pair. strong characteristics. "Category six" network cables are mainly used for data transmission between switches, routers and computer jacks.


What is fiber optic cabling?

Fiber optic cabling is a structured cabling system that is completely different from Category 6 cabling. Because light is mainly used as the transmission signal, it is well known that the transmission speed of light is the fastest. If there is a requirement for the speed of signal transmission, it is best to use optical fiber wiring.

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Six types of cabling VS fiber optic cabling

Compared with Category 6 cabling, fiber optic cabling has the following advantages:

1. High transmission rate. The current optical fiber transmission rate has reached 1Tbit/s, and the optical fiber transmission rate in foreign laboratories has reached 7Tbit/s, while the maximum transmission rate of the six-type cabling system is 1.2Gbit/s.


2. Optical fiber wiring has the best performance of releasing electromagnetic interference, which can prevent electromagnetic leakage and is not subject to external electromagnetic interference.


3. The installation difficulty of optical fiber is smaller than that of Category 6 wiring.


How to choose in practical application?

Although fiber optic cabling has so many advantages over Category 6 cabling, it is not just that fiber optic cabling can replace Category 6 cabling. First of all, the cost of optical fiber cabling is higher than that of Category 6 wiring. Secondly, Category 6 network cable can provide 2.5 times higher bandwidth than Category 5e cable, which can fully meet the needs of future data and video applications. The design uses two pairs of lines to send and two pairs of lines to receive, so it does not need echo cancellation in full-duplex mode, which will reduce the complexity by 50% compared with the current sfp electrical port module design, based on Considering the network system, the six types of wiring system will have wider application.


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