Cable and Channel Testing Service

High speed copper interconnects are being used in many applications such as 10/40/100G Ethernet, SAS/SATA, HDMI and many others. Our Cable testing services focus on testing high-bandwidth copper cable and backplane assemblies. 

Service Overview

Our Cable Testing Service has application specific testing for: 

  • UL 4000 Premium HDMI Cable testing
    • Please contact UL for pricing
  • High Speed Ethernet
    • SFP through SFP28
    • QSFP+ and QSFP28
    • Infiniband cables
    • and many others

We also can provide non-standard specific testing for almost any cable type and construction. Measurements can performed using either VNA or TDR (Time Domain Reflectomony) instruments. Our systems are currently capable of testing bandwidths from DC to 43.5 GHz. 

Testing Fees

Generic Cable testing is performed and charged on a per-lane fee basis, testing to a specific standard is charged on a per cable basis.

Fees for application specific standards:

  • For UL 4000 please contact UL for pricing
  • For other specifications please call for volume pricing

Fees for generic testing including crosstalk measurements: (Note: Crosstalk is nearest 3 lanes)

  • 8 lanes: $2,000
  • 10 lanes: $2,500
  • 25 lanes: $5,000

Fees for generic testing without crosstalk measurements:

  • 20 lanes: $2,000
  • 25 lanes: $2,500
  • 100 lanes: $5,000

Additional Details

Results can be reported in two ways, either certification to a given standard or a channel characteristics report.

Certification to a specification includes any additional measurement techniques as required by each standard e.g.( active transmission, jitter measurements, etc): Contact us for more details

Membership Fees

No annual membership options exist for this test service. Please view our Pay Per Test Fees instead.

Please view our Pay Per Test options as well.

Jeff Lapak
Cable/Channel Testing Contact

+1-603-862-3643
jrlapak@iol.unh.edu