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10. October 2012 | Telegärtner Karl Gärtner GmbH


Real time re-embedded Testing

Cat.6A components are usually tested and certified for compliance by independent test labs under lab conditions. But what do things look like in reality? Can the full performance of 10 Gbps be guaranteed in real installations as well?
The answer is simple: Yes it can, thanks to the real-time re-embedded test method.

Category 6A components are qualified according to ISO/IEC 11801:2010 AMD2 (2010-04) with re-embedded testing method. Re-embedded testing leads to precise and reliable test results when testing patch cords, RJ45 modules or LSA+ connecting hardware.

Category 5 and category 6 components are qualified by the rather complex de-embedded testing. 12 test plugs had to be selected following an extensive procedure, using a pyramidal fixture. Transmitting frequencies range up to 500 MHz according to category 6A makes new demands on the testing technology; re-embedded testing was developed.
Category 6A components qualified by a reference plug and a complex computing process. This reference plug, also known as the Salsa plug, is commercially available, but the printed circuit board-based Cat.6A MFP8 plug has the same transmission characteristics as the Salsa plug.

But can one be sure that the test results of Cat.6A components tested in the lab will also be valid for real installations? This question could not be answered for a long time in the past. With the real-time re-embedded test method developed by Telegärtner, the components under test are tested in real time under real world conditions. This is the only way to test and qualify the interaction of the 4 wire pairs simultaneously.




Why all this effort? We do this to make sure that the full 10 Gbps can be transmitted. And we give you the peace of mind with leading-edge products backed by a 25 year warranty.