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Category 8 (CAT8) Cables
Buy NEW 40-Gigabit Ethernet Certified Category-8 (CAT8) Network Patch Cables Factory-Direct from one of the Largest Interconnect Companies in the World: Amphenol. Just Launched in Q3 2023, Amphenol's innovative NEW Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) Category-8 (CAT8) Network Patch Cords offer IT and Network Engineering specialists the most technologically-capable and truly "future-proof" Ethernet Cabling interface standard ever brought to market, sporting an impressive projected service life of at least 25-years!
CAT8 cable assemblies from Amphenol Cables on Demand combine full TIA/EIA certification for blazing fast 40GBASE-T (40G Ethernet over Twisted Pair) and/or 25GBASE-T (25G Ethernet over Twisted Pair) network throughput over links up to 30-meters (~100-feet) in length. As many companies lack the latest-gen of Fluke CAT8 cable certifiers, we utilize the Fluke CAT8 40GBASE-T channel test as integral piece of our quality-control toolbox; a comprehensive analog-domain test suite featuring 40-Gigabits-per-second aggregate link throughput (10G x 4 lanes = 40G total) confirmation, aided by a broad-spectrum signal sweep from 1MHz-2000MHz.
It is this impressive bandwidth capacity reaching into the 2-Gigahertz spectrum that truly highlights why the Category-7 standard has been supplanted entirely by the far more capable Category-8 spec -- offering a massive 4X bandwidth improvement over its CAT6a predecessor's 500MHz nominal rating. CAT-8 Ethernet Cables from Amphenol Cables on Demand are currently available in numerous cable lengths to meet your application requirements. Contact us today for higher-volume OEM pricing as well as your custom CAT8 Cable inquiries, where we can customize to parameters such as pantone color value (jacket color), cable length, cable wire AWG, or even custom cable labeling with your brand/part details printed directly onto the PVC jacket material.
Our CAT8 Cables utilize an enhanced-bandwidth shielded CAT8-rated RJ45 connector design which ensures interoperability with your existing network switch/server infrastructure and will outperform CAT6/CAT6a patch cords running Gigabit or 10-Gigabit Ethernet via its improved cross-talk and signal SKEW rejection, which drives down the network Bit-Error-Rate (BER), reduces lag-inducing packet-loss and re-sends and subsequently results in lower network power consumption and thermal load. So even if you aren't running 25G/40G-enabled RJ45 port switch hardware yet, investing in CAT8 Cables now will deliver superior performance with your current hardware, whilst insuring against the need to upgrade your Ethernet cabling for decades.
While there certainly is a price premium with CAT8, comparable performance can only be had through the use of far more costly 40G QSFP+ Direct Attach Copper Cables, which are far more bulky and length-limited to just 7-meters and to meet CAT8's 30-meter link length limit, you'd have to invest in 40G QSFP+ Active Optical Cable (AOC) assemblies or its equivalent alternative, a pair of 40G QSFP+ Optical Transceiver Modules and a pricey companion MTP/MPO OM3 fiber optic patch cable. These options will easily run 3-to-10-times the price of CAT8 and take up far more valuable real-estate from a wire-management perspective.