The DSX CableAnalyzer implements the cable type designations found in ISO/IEC 11801.
There is a great variety of cable constructions and a number of systems to describe these constructions in a shortened form. Below is how ISO/IEC 11801 uses abbreviations for twisted pair 100 Ω cables.
Here are some examples of cable constructions and their name based on this scheme.
- U/UTP = overall unscreened cable with unscreened twisted pairs (often referred to as UTP)
- F/UTP = overall screened cable with unscreened twisted pairs (often referred to as FTP)
- S/FTP = overall braided screened cable with foil twisted pairs (often referred to as STP or PiMF)