Wireworld Introduces Second Generation Flat Ethernet and New USB Type C Cables

May 13 2019, 00:05
With the audio market increasingly using digital data interfaces for the most demanding applications, Wireworld Cable Technology, one of the world's most respected brands of high performance audio and video cables, announced the release of their second generation Ethernet patch cables. The new “Series 8” patented flat design uses higher density triple-layer shields and quieter Composilex 3 insulation to maximize audible and visible performance.

The patented “Tite-Shield” design in these cables places the conductors in parallel, with each of the four pairs isolated from the others by dense triple-layer shields. “These cables isolate network noise to minimize that loss and provide sound quality that approaches the clarity of a local solid-state drive,” states Wireworld designer David Salz.

The official network cable categories (ie. Cat5/6/7/8) only include twisted pair cables, so these non-twisted twinax cables cannot be rated by those test specifications. However, it is interesting to note that the 100Gb/s (QSFP+) Ethernet cables used in internet server installations are also twinax designs. 

The Series 8 upgrades of these cables involved increasing the density of the triple-layer shields and the proprietary Composilex 3 insulation. The three cables in the series differ only in their conductor materials. The Chroma 8 is yellow with Oxygen-free copper conductors and costs $15/meter + termination. Starlight 8 is red with silver-clad OFC conductors, priced at $60/meter + termination; and Platinum Starlight 8 is silver with conductors made of the most conductive metal available, Ohno Continuous Cast solid silver of 7N (99.99999%) purity, priced at $600/meter + termination.

USB Cables
Wireworld also introduced flat USB-C cables, expanding its Series 8 Starlight and Chroma USB Type A and mini USB cables already launched earlier in 2019. These flat cables utilize Wireworld’s exclusive Uni-Path conductor geometry, Composilex 3 insulation and noise-absorbing power conductors, providing extreme immunity to external noise and interference. The Chroma cables are yellow and their 28AWG signal conductors are made of oxygen-free copper. The signal conductors in the red Starlight 8 cables are also 28AWG OFC, but they are coated with a generous layer of silver.

The new Starlight 8 and Chroma 8 USB cables also use exclusive noise-absorbing power conductors with double-layer shields that isolate them from the signal conductors. These cables are available in lengths of 0.6m, 1m, and 2m. Pricing for 1m USB-C cables goes from $60 (Chroma 8) to $180 (Starlight 8).
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