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
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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18 May 2015
At Custom Designed Cables Ltd, we are committed to getting better. A one stop shop for all of your cable supply needs. As part of that philosophy, we have launched a new website, with improved navigation, more information, and more ways for you to interact with us.
You’ll find comprehensive sections for all of our products and services, with everything you need to know—whether you’re an existing customer or you’re interested in learning more about us.
Our Product pages provide an overview of our cable solutions a.. Read More
28 Apr 2015
Cable manufacturers producing custom wire and cable for broadband infrastructure applications are facing an ever-growing demand for bandwidth across national borders.
Figures from Telegeography, which specialises in looking at the long-distance and submarine broadband infrastructure of the world, reveal that international broadband traffic grew rapidly in the past five years. Between 2007 and 2011, Europe's transmission of data across borders rose by a compounded annual rate of over 55%. Only Oceania and North America saw demand rise by less.. Read More
28 Apr 2015
We’ve dedicated a lot of space on the blog over the past few weeks to some of the applications custom cables can be used for. Over the course of these blogs, we’ve mentioned some relatively technical concepts which, while relatively easy to grasp, do take some learning to fully understand.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to take things back to basics and explain the concepts and benefits behind one of the fundamentals of custom cable design – multicore cables.
The Definition of a Multicore Cable
A multicore cable is any cable that h.. Read More
28 Apr 2015
The process of manufacturing a custom cable from scratch is a complex one, requiring years of practice and experience to get right. Given the complexities of building a custom cable, the cost can sometimes be quite high, although the performance of the cable in comparison to an ‘off the shelf’ alternative will always make it worth the investment.
However, this cost has led to the rise of counterfeit cables, an issue we have covered in a previous blog post. Counterfeit cables retail at a fraction of the cost of a regular cable but come with.. Read More