The TIA is working to complete a new specification that will define enhanced performancestandards for unshielded twisted pair cable systems. Draft specification ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-10 specifies cable systems, called "Augmented Category 6" or more frequently as "Category 6a", that operate at frequencies up to 500 MHz and will provide up to 10 Gbit/s bandwidth. The new specification has limits on alien crosstalk in cabling systems. Augmented Category 6 specifies cable operating at minimum cable operating at minimum frequency of 500 MHz, for both shielded and unshielded. It can support future 10 Gbit/s applications up to the maximum distance of 100 meters on a 4-connector channel
6-AROUND-1 CABLE TEST CONFIGURATION
This test is for measuring alien crosstalk loss between pairs of
adjacent cables in a 7-cable assembly consisting of the same
design. Measure the ANEXT loss and AFEXT loss between each of
the pairs of the disturbed cable and each pair of every disturbing
cable. This will result in 96 measurements each for ANEXT loss
and AFEXT loss.
Elite 10GS family-cables are under
the 6-around-1 cable test.