Upgrading standards will allow information to be transmitted at faster speeds, and to much greater distances, over standard CAT 5e and CAT 6 cables
The international organization responsible for drafting electronics standards, IEEE, announced this week that it has approved two new standards called 2.5 / 5GBASE-T. Their goal is to enable the transmission of information at high rates on standard cables found in every home. They will enable the transmission of 2.5 gigabits of information per second using CAT 5e and 5 Gigabit per second cables using a CAT6 cable, up to 100 meters away.
The goal is to bridge the gap in transmission rates between different cables, which has been around for years. The fastest device to date for CAT 5e and 6 home cables is Gigabit Ethernet, which is capable of transmitting, as its name implies, gigabits per second. In contrast, the much faster 10GBE standard is based on the use of CAT 6a or CAT 7 cables.
In the past decade, especially since the development of Wi-Fi, there has been a need to increase transfer speeds without forcing millions of users and organizations to replace the restriction. The demand arose following the announcement a year and a half ago of the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, which provides high transfer rates on top Network Wireless. Work on the new devices announced this week began about two years ago.
The physical layer of the 2.5 / 5GBASE-T standards will be the same as the 10GBE standard, but will use a quarter to half the width of the movie, that is, 100 or 200 MHz. Sachin Gupta, Cisco product manager, His thigh On the approval of the new standards: 'Two years ago, there was talk of a high transfer rate from gigabit to a second using existing cables. We now have the ability to extend the life of a huge asset - our wired network. The CAT 5e and CAT 6 cables that have been installed in the last 15 years are estimated to be 70 billion meters long. "