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

Bryan Tong contact at nullivex.com
Sun Feb 2 21:03:18 UTC 2014


These cables are most commonly known as "Direct Attach Copper SFP+"

On Sunday, February 2, 2014, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "joel jaeggli" <joelja at bogus.com <javascript:;>>
>
> > > 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.
>
> Cheers,
> -- jra
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