Measurement and modeling of short copper cables for ultra-wideband communication

Thomas Magesacher, Jaume Rius i Riu, Milos Jakovljevic, Murilo Loiola, Per Ödling, Per Ola Börjesson

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High-speed communication using the copper network, originally installed for telephony, is one of the dominant Internet access techniques. Several variants of a technology referred to as digital subscriber line (DSL) have been developed, standardized and installed during the last two decades. Essentially, DSL achieves high rates by exploiting wide bands of the copper cable channel. The shorter the cable, the wider the band that can be used efficiently for communication. Current DSL standards foresee the use of bands up to 30MHz. Cable properties have been studied by means of measurements, characterization and modeling up to frequencies of 30MHz. Recent investigations have shown that it is feasible both from technical and from economical point of view to exploit very short cables (up to 200m) even further and use bands above 30MHz. A prerequisite for further evaluation and the design of such ultra-wideband copper (UWBC) systems is the extension of existing cable models to higher frequencies. This paper presents wideband measurement results of insertion loss and crosstalk coupling in a 10-pair cable of various length values for frequencies up to 200MHz. We compare the results with extrapolations of cable models that are established in the 30MHz-range.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherInternational Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventSPIE Broadband Access Communication Technologies, 2006 - Boston, Mass., Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2006 Oct 22006 Oct 3

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1996-756X
ISSN (Electronic)0277-786X


ConferenceSPIE Broadband Access Communication Technologies, 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


  • Channel modeling
  • Copper cable channel
  • High-speed communication
  • Ultra-wideband communication


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