IF wires excite you, there’s a new one from Nordost – the Valhalla 2 Ethernet cable, a “high performance network cable that offers far more bandwidth than is needed for the typical data demands of today.”
According to the Nordost press release, this cable is designed to meet the increasing demand for high-speed data and increased bandwidth. It is triple-shielded, constructed using a twisted pair design, minimises skin effect, and eliminates crosstalk and EMI.
“The Valhalla 2 Ethernet Cable has the advantage of eight 23 AWG, solid-core conductors wrapped in a high density polymer insulation. These annealed conductors are arranged into four twisted pairs before being triple-shielded.
“To further distinguish the V2 Ethernet Cable from its competitors, Nordost has implemented its unique mechanical tuning process. By meticulously cutting each conductor at calculated and equal lengths, Nordost reduces internal microphony and high frequency resonance. The precise cut of each conductor, at a length which is determined by the cable’s geometry, material, and application, guarantees the uniform arrival of all signals, dramatically reducing timing errors.
“It is terminated with a completely specialised, gold-plated 8P8C/RJ45 connector, designed to resist ESD (electrostatic discharge) and optimised for mechanical reliability. The resulting cable supports frequencies and transmission speeds that easily meet Category 8 requirements.”
The Valhalla 2 Ethernet Cable is designed, manufactured, and terminated in the USA. You can order yours now.