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High-Speed QSFP Loopback Adapter Modules De-Mystified (Pt. 1) — The Definitive Guide to Selecting the Right QSFP+ or QSFP28 Loopback Adapter Module for Your IT System Needs

Upon joining the Amphenol Cables on Demand team in 2007 as Product Manager, shortly after the company’s launch, it didn’t take long to realize that despite having just worked in the same interconnect manufacturing industry for nearly three years (albeit on the defense/aerospace side for a competing firm), I still had a sizeable amount of...

Buy Genuine Amphenol Coaxial Cables Factory Direct from Cables on Demand: Available Now at 20% OFF Thru May 31st with Coupon: COAX20

  RG58 50 OHM COAX CABLE Our RG58C/U coaxial cable assemblies provide an affordable link for low-power RF applications over short runs. Common uses for RG58 coax include Thin Ethernet, mobile and base antenna installations, amateur radio, and communications patch bays. RG59 75 OHM COAXIAL CABLES 75 Ohm coaxial cables uses for video and low-power...

Buy Genuine Amphenol Coaxial Cables Factory Direct from Cables on Demand: Available Now at 20% OFF Thru May 31st with Coupon: COAX20

  RG58 50 OHM COAX CABLE Our RG58C/U coaxial cable assemblies provide an affordable link for low-power RF applications over short runs. Common uses for RG58 coax include Thin Ethernet, mobile and base antenna installations, amateur radio, and communications patch bays. RG59 75 OHM COAXIAL CABLES 75 Ohm coaxial cables uses for video and low-power...

D-Subminiature (D-Sub): The Best PC I/O Interconnect In History? Learn Why the Nimble D-Sub Still Matters Decades After Its 1952 Debut.

The D-Subminiature (D-Sub) interconnect system made its debut over 70-years ago in 1952 and while many technologies of the era have long since been retired, the d-sub continues to show its relevance today as one of the world’s most adaptable and reliable I/O platforms. Whether utilized as an interim interconnect solution for the purpose of...

Questions About 10GbE-CX4 Cables? Read Our CX4 Cable Guide.

10GbE-CX4 Cable Frequently Asked Questions Network Engineers have a plethora of cabling options when it comes to installing a 10-Gigabit Ethernet compliant backbone, but which solution is truly optimal under the circumstances?  10-Gigabit Ethernet CX4, aka 10GbE-CX4 or 10GBASE-CX4, combines low cost, low latency, and low power consumption for the ultimate short-distance link.  Although CX4’s...

Cables on Demand Network Cable Guide (CAT5e/6/6a)

Download our complete Network Cable Guide to CAT5e/6/6a Cables at the Download icon above. Sincerely, “The Cable Guy“ Product Marketing Manager Amphenol Cables on Demand https://CablesOnDemand.com

Amphenol Cables on Demand Fiber Optic Cable User Guide

Sincerely, “The Cable Guy“ Product Marketing Manager Amphenol Cables on Demand https://CablesOnDemand.com

How Can I Extend the Length of my Logitech Z623 Satellite Speaker Connection?

New “Ask the Cable Guy” Blog Question: How do I Extend my Logitech Z623 Speaker System? (Pictured: Rear Panel of a Logitech Z623 Satellite Speaker System)   Lou from Minnesota has approached us with an urgent question related to how to extend the connection on the back of his Logitech Z623 THX-Certified satellite speaker system. This topic...

Question: How Do I Know How Many Amps Your Cable(s) will Handle?

This week’s question comes from Rick H. in Iowa: Question:  How can I tell what the maximum supported amperage capacity is for your cables?   Answer:   Thank you for the excellent question Rick!  Understanding the voltage and current limits of your cable(s) is absolutely critical to maintaining a safe transfer of electrical power between your devices.  All cables...

What’s the Difference Between 50 Ohm and 75 Ohm Coaxial Cable?

This week’s question comes to us from Dan in Oregon:  What is the difference between 50 Ohm and 75 Ohm Coax? Hi Dan, thank you for this excellent question.  This topic comes up quite frequently because a vast majority of electronics manufacturers fail to adequately explain the difference between the two types of coax and precisely...