ANSI, SCTE Standardize Coax Tests

The American National Standards Institute and the SCTE have approved two separate coaxial cable test standards. ANSI has approved ANSI/SCTE 48-3 2011, Test Procedure for Measuring Shielding Effectiveness of Braided Coaxial Drop Cable Using the GTEM Cell. It d...

The American National Standards Institute and the SCTE have approved two separate coaxial cable test standards.

ANSI has approved ANSI/SCTE 48-3 2011, Test Procedure for Measuring Shielding Effectiveness of Braided Coaxial Drop Cable Using the GTEM Cell. It details the procedure for measuring the shielding effectiveness (SE) of coaxial cable using the Gigahertz Transverse ElectroMagnetic (GTEM) cell. More particularly, the procedure applies to measuring the SE of 75-ohm braided coaxial drop cables presently used within the broadband industry.

The SCTE has approved SCTE 178 2011, Test Method for Cable Weld Integrity, which provides methods for evaluating and determining defects along the welded seam of coaxial cables whose outer conductor shield is constructed of a welded aluminum or copper strip. The procedure may be used to inspect finished coaxial cable's outer conductor, either smooth or corrugated.

Both documents are available for download at http://www.scte.org/standards/Standards_Available.aspx.
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