Twinax trivia check (was Re: Is there such a thing as a 10GBase-T SFP+ transciever)

Jay Ashworth jra at
Sun Feb 2 20:45:51 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "joel jaeggli" <joelja at>

> > I thought "Twinax" was an IBMish MILSPEC term.
> twinax could refer to a specific technology or to the presence of dual
> inner conductors e.g. in contrast to coax or triax.

Rather specifically, Twinax refers to cable with 2 center conductors in
it's foam or plastic insulator *both within the same shield* -- generally,
I think always, a balanced pair.

-- jra
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