One challenge when working with copper is the crosstalk effect. This happens when a signal passing through a wire causes interference to a signal on another wire. This might be a case of signal leaking.
A common method of measuring crosstalk involves using dedicated cabling testing equipment that sends a signal across the cable and then analyzes the crosstalk on the other twisted-pairs that form the connection. Crosstalk comes in multiple forms:
- Near-end crosstalk (NEXT): interference measured at the transmitting end. This is one of the most relevant measurements, as the signal is the strongest near . . .
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