Belden 10GX Cat 6a Modules
The 10GX Modular Jacks is a revolutionary punch down UTP connector designed to be
used within the new Belden IBDN System 10GX. To allow for data-rates of 10 Gb/s, the signal needs to be transmitted at frequencies up to a minimum of 500 MHz, as compared with Category 6 transmissions which run up to 200 MHz. To achieve communication at these high frequencies over UTP copper requires significant changes in the way the channel components are designed. At these high frequencies, all components of a 10G channel begin to emit electromagnetic fields, which negatively impact the channels that are closest in physical proximity. This interaction between one channel and its neighboring channels is called Alien Near End Cross Talk (ANEXT). Overcoming this is one of the most difficult requirements of the Category 6A standard. The second critical challenge to developing 10G jacks is to control the electrical performance on all the other module parameters up to a minimum of 500 MHz. In order to achieve true 10G performance, Belden has designed the 10GX Modular Jack based on three technological revolutions in structured cabling connectivity:
MatriX IDC Technology or “Module ANEXT Cancellation Technology” is a patent-pending design of the 10GX Modular Jack’s IDC pattern. In this matrix design each IDC is positioned at right angles to its neighboring IDC, and serves to “cancel out” the Alien crosstalk generated between jacks. The astonishing results of incorporating this technology can be seen in the 15 dB reduction in ANEXT in dense installations such as in patch panels or faceplates. The FleXPoint PCB Technology or “Module
NEXT Compensation Technology” allows the jack's crosstalk compensation circuitry to be located at the very point of the source of the noise; the plug interface. The FleXPoint PCB module design uses a patent pending flexible printed circuit board that offers instant compensation to deliver unbeatable crosstalk performance up to a minimum of 625 MHz.
The X-Bar Technology or “Module NEXT Control Bar Technology” is the use of a specific patented plastic device that allows each pair to be perfectly positioned at right angles for termination on the 10GX Modular Jack’s IDC pins. This device optimizes the termination process and allows a 10GX Modular Jack terminated under real field conditions to have Installable Performance™ similar to the performance measured in a laboratory environment. The 10GX Modular Jack is the most advanced 10G jack available. It is designed to work in existing hardware including the Flex Modular
Patch Panel and the MediaFlex Outlet Series.
The 10GX Modular Jack also comes in a KeyConnect version that is designed to be used with Belden's KeyConnect Patch Panels. It can also be mixed and matched with a wide variety of adapters and boxes to suit practically any installation configuration for workstation outlet, consolidation point and telecommunications closet applications.
The unmatched Beyond 10G™ performance exceeds all parameters specified in the
proposed in the Category 6A standard. All performance characteristics including
ANEXT, NEXT, FEXT, Insertion Loss and Return Loss have been set to guarantee transmission performance up to 625 MHz. The 10GX Modular Jack is designed to be used with the Belden IBDN System 10GX.