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KB01061 - HDBaseT Optimal Performance CAT Cable Chart


Summary: HDBaseT Optimal Performance CAT Cable Chart—

You can reference this chart to help decide the appropriate category cable type for your application.


 

HDBaseT Optimal Performance CAT Cable Chart

 

 Cable Type

Cable Standard
Core Type Shielding CAT5E CAT6 CAT6A CAT7
Solid Unshielded (UTP) ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆ N/A
Shielded (STP) ☆☆ ☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
Stranded Unshielded (UTP) ☆☆ ☆☆☆ N/A
Shielded (STP) ☆☆ ☆☆☆ N/A
Bandwidth 350 MHz 500 MHz 600 MHz 800 MHz

 

  • Please note: Stranded cables will reduce performance by 30-40%

 

 

  • While CAT5E can support 4K resolutions, but transmission distances are greatly reduced versus using CAT6A or greater

 

  • Atlona recommends T568B termination for optimal performance

 

Article ID: KB01061 

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