International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

ISSN: 2074-9007 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9015 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJITCS Vol.5, No.12, Nov. 2013

An Analytical Study of Power Line Effect on UTP Cable using Lumped Circuit Components

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Mitamoni Sarma, Shikhar Kr. Sarma

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Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Physical Separation, Shielding, Mutual Inductance, Lumped Circuit Components, Capacitive Coupling, Inductive Coupling


The paper defines the term electrical noise with its types. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), which is one type of electrical noise, is also defined and general techniques used for controlling EMI are described. Networking cables are affected by the EMI effect caused by a nearby power cable and data transmission through Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable, which is the mostly effected cable by EMI, may be degraded for it. Today, UTP cable is the most popular networking cable supporting 10G Ethernet. The most common effective methods for reduction of EMI effect on UTP cable, physical separation and use of shielding are described. EMI is caused by coupling mechanisms between source of interference and receptor. The two types of couplings are capacitive coupling and inductive coupling. The paper analyses and models the two couplings using lumped circuit components and electric circuit analysis considering power cable as the source of interference and networking cable as the receptor circuit of EMI.

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Mitamoni Sarma, Shikhar Kr. Sarma,"An Analytical Study of Power Line Effect on UTP Cable using Lumped Circuit Components", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.5, no.12, pp.39-46, 2013. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2013.12.05


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