Cable Testing

MET Labs performs a wide range of cable tests required by a wide range of vendor and government specifications, including simultaneous temperature and vibration testing.

Testing is automated through computer-controlled systems to maximize accuracy and repeatability. MET has many environmental chambers including large walk-in chambers and several vibration exciters.

Following are some common types of cable testing MET performs:

  • Transmission line impedance
  • Capacitance
  • Dielectric constant variation
  • Propagation delay
  • Propagation delay skew
  • Attenuation
  • Near-end crosstalk (NEXT)
  • Far-end crosstalk (FEXT)
  • Cable insertion loss
  • Return loss
  • Tensile strength
  • Cold bend
  • Salt fog
  • Mix flowing gas
  • Temperature and humidity
  • EMC shielding effectiveness testing
  • Dielectric withstand voltage
  • Insulation resistance
  • Contact resistance

Standards MET tests to include:

  • UL710
  • ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B
  • ASTM D 4566-98
  • ANSI NCITS 336
  • ISO/IEC 11801
  • MIL-W-22759 series

Types of Cables:

  • Coaxial
  • Electronic
  • Fiber Optic
  • Voice & Data
  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • Battery
  • Marine
  • Buried
  • Aerial
  • Stranded
  • Submersible
  • RF

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