Twisted Pair Cable

Twisted Pair Cable

TE offers Category 5e, 6 and 6a performance twisted pair cable assemblies, as well as Madison Cable brand InfiniTwist high speed twisted pair cables.

High Speed Twisted Cabling

Madison Cable InfintiTwist

Our InfiniTwist products – manufactured through our Madison Cable product family – allow for a tighter bend radius for improved cable management in high-density systems. The twisted pair design also helps to dramatically reduce termination issues associated with pistoning. The cables are inherently balanced and provide better mechanical reliability than parallel pair products. InfiniTwist cables are well suited for environments where flexibility, flex life and bend radius are concerns.

Infinitwist Cables

Speeds Up To 16 Gbps and Beyond

Deep Dive: InfiniTwist

Our InfiniTwist family of high-speed cables is designed to out-perform parallel pair designs in bend radius, flexibility, reliability, time delay skew and mode conversion (SCD21). Using a twisted shielded pair design, InfiniTwist products allow for a tighter bend radius for improved cable management in high-density systems. The twisted pair design also helps dramatically reduce termination issues associated with pistoning and the cables are inherently balanced and provide better mechanical reliability than current parallel-pair products.


Available in constructions of 1 to 36 pairs and above, the InfiniTwist product family uses conductor sizes of 34 AWG to 24 AWG. The cables can be manufactured in both 85 and 100 Ohm impedance and support transmission speeds up to 16 Gbps and beyond. This performance allows them to be used in applications such as InfiniBand SDR, DDR, QDR, and FDR – 1X, 4X AND 12X, 10G/40G/100G Ethernet (1X, 4X, 10X), SAS 6, AND 12 Gb/s, SFP+, QSFP+, CXP, CR4, CR10, 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel and other custom applications as specified by customer requests.

  • Constructions of 1 to 36+ pairs, 1X, 2X, 4X, 8X, 12X
  • Conductor sizes of 32, 30, 28, 26 and 24 AWG available
  • 85-100 Ohm impedance available
  • Support transmission speeds up to 16 Gbps and beyond

16+

Gbps transmission speeds possible, with between 85 and 100 Ohm impedance

RoHS

Compliant products, with options meeting regional requirements

2012

EDN China Innovation Award for our Madison Cable, InfiniTwist high-speed cables

Features for Twisted Pair Cabling

Increased Flexibility and Design

  • Silver plated conductors used for excellent signal integrity
  • Foam primary insulation utilizes uniform, small cell structure for exceptional performance
  • Low Smoke Zero Halogen designs available
  • Tighter bend radius than parallel pair (bend radius of <2.5X cable diameter, tested in accordance to SFF 8417-Multi Conductor Cable Flex Cycle Test Procedure)
  • Increased flexibility due to use of twisted pair
  • Improved mechanical reliability over parallel pair
  • Virtually no pistoning of conductors or pairs as exhibited by parallel pairs
  • Conductor sizes of 32, 30, 28, 26 and 24 AWG available
  • Constructions of 1 to 36+ pairs, 1X, 2X, 4X, 8X, 12X

TIA/EIA and ISO Specifications

Our twisted pair cable products meet – and often, exceed – all TIA/EIA and ISO specifications. Listed for safety (CMR/CMP), these products are available for Category 5, Category 5e, and Category 6 performance.

InfiniTwist, Madison Cable and TurboTwin are trademarks.