27 Jun 2016
Starquad cables explained
Starquad cables as the name suggest incorporate four individual conductors. These cables are twisted together with a short lay length (number of twists per metre) typically one full twist every 25mm and in most cases have an overall Aluminium foil tape screen which is overlapped onto the quad during the twist operation with an appropriate drain wire.
The conductors which are opposite to each other are then wired in parallel to form a single balanced pair. As there are more conductors, the capacitance between the .. Read More
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27 Jan 2016
Custom Designed Cables ltd win Theo Paphitis’ #SBS competition
It’s official, CDC have joined the #SBS club! For those of you not familiar with SBS, it’s a twitter competition where each week Dragons Den star Theo Paphitis retweets his favourite 6 small businesses! Thousands of hopefuls every week send their tweets to Theo in the hope that they will get recognised…
Here is our winning tweet:
[caption id="attachment_373" align="alignnone" width="300"] Winning tweet[/caption]
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2 Jun 2015
With the gingerly but inevitable transition to Ultra HD 4K happening, it's not surprising that cable manufacturers are eagerly promoting their very own (and more expensive) "4K" HDMI cables.
The question is..... Do you actually need a new HDMI cable to be able to experience the new 4K experience???
In most cases the answer is simple. NO. Seriously. Your current HDMI cable will more than likely be suffice.
If you search the web for "are all HDMI cables the same" you will find countless videos / vlogs / blogs with quite in depth tests a.. Read More
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28 Apr 2015
We all know cable shielding is important to ensure a good quality of signal reaches its destination, but it's worth taking a fresh look at some of the potential sources of interference in a common home entertainment set-up. F
or instance, if you've ever held an unshielded speaker close to a CRT computer monitor, you'll know how strong the magnetic field that they produce can be (and it's not recommended to expose your monitor to that kind of abuse...!).
But when a magnetic field and an electrical cable intersect, you get an induced curren.. Read More
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28 Apr 2015
New cable solutions are breathing new life into the 'first screen' of home entertainment, according to industry analyst Nielsen. For decades, the television wasn't just the 'first screen' - it was the only screen households saw on a daily basis.
Since the 1980s, home computers have introduced a second screen to the home entertainment mix, while mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are now adding a third screen to the line-up. And while many critics have claimed this sounds the death knell for television as the dominant format, Niel.. Read More
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28 Apr 2015
Custom cable demand could be driven forwards in the enterprise and personal computing segments by innovations from hard disk drive manufacturers.
According to electronic components analyst iSuppli, solid-state disks have yet to make major inroads into the storage market, which remains dominated by HDDs. However, as SSDs continue to gain ground through new product launches like Microsoft's Surface tablet system, HDD manufacturers may need to play to their strengths in terms of product innovation.
That may mean focusing on the enterprise co.. Read More
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28 Apr 2015
Continued growth in broadband demand may be good news for UK cable manufacturers and their continental European counterparts during the recent turbulent economic period.
A recent presentation from market insight provider Integer Research looks at the different factors currently affecting cable manufacturing across the EU-27 group of countries. On a national scale, some countries are seeing greater levels of turbulence than others, due to economic factors. But across the continent, it is broadband that offers a bright spot - something UK cabl.. Read More
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