- EIA/TIA-568: Commercial Building Telecommunications
- This standard specifies minimum requirements for telecommunications
wiring within a building, up to and including the telecommunications
outlets, and between buildings in a campus environment. It specifies
a wiring system with a recommended topology and recommended distances.
It specifies media by parameters which determine performance and specifies
connectors and their pin assignments to ensure interconnectability.
It has been superseded by EIA/TIA-568A.
- EIA/TIA TSB-36: Technical Systems Bulletin Additional
Cable Specifications for Unshielded Twisted Pair Cables
- The purpose of this bulletin is to provide requirements on the transmission
characteristics of high performance unshielded twisted pair cables.
These cables are currently not specified in ANSI/EIA/TIA 568_1991 standard
because they were still under development and their performance levels
were not firmly established when the standard was published. This bulletin
has been incorporated into EIA/TIA-568A.
- TIA/EIA TSB40-A: Additional Transmission Specifications
for Unshielded Twisted-Pair Connecting Hardware
- The purpose of this document is to specify transmission performance
requirements for UTP connecting hardware that are consistent with the
three categories of UTP cable specified in EIA/TIA TSB-36 and to specify
additional requirements for cross-connect jumpers and for cables used
for UTP patch cords. This document contains the minimum set of transmission
parameters and their associated limits necessary to assure that properly
installed connectors will have minimal effects on cable performance.
These requirements apply to only individual UTP connectors which include,
but are not limited to; telecommunications outlets, patch panels, transition
connectors and cross_connect blocks. This bulletin has been incorporated
- EIA/TIA TSB-53-1992 Additional Specifications
for STP Connecting Hardware
- The purpose of this bulletin is to provide requirements on the transmission
characteristics of shielded twisted pair cables. This bulletin has been
incorporated into EIA/TIA-568A.
- EIA/TIA-568A Commercial Building Telecommunications
- This standard replaces ANSI/EIA/TIA-568 standard dated July 1991.
This standard incorporates and refines the technical content of EIA/TIA
TSB 36, TIA/EIA TSB 40, and TIA/EIA TSB 40A, which covered additional
specifications for categories 3, 4 and 5 Unshielded Twisted-Pair (UTP)
cables and compatible connecting hardware. Cables and connecting hardware
for categories 1 and 2 are not a recognized part of this standard and
therefore are not covered. This standard also incorporates and refines
the technical content of the draft TSB 53 which covered additional specifications
for 150 W Shielded Twisted-Pair (STP-A) cables and compatible connectors.
This document takes precedence over the technical contents of TSB 36,
TSB 40, TSB 40A, and TSB 53. New specifications for 62.5/125 micron
optical fiber and single-mode optical fiber cables, connectors and cabling
practices have also been included. NOTE - TSB 36, 40, 40A, and 53 are
all superseded by this document since it contains additional specifications
and test methods important to users, manufacturers, and testing labs.
The purpose of this standard is to enable the planning and installation
of a structured cabling system for commercial buildings. This standard
establishes performance and technical criteria for various cabling system
configurations for interfacing and connecting their respective elements.
- EIA/TIA - 569 Commercial Building Standard for
Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces
- The purpose of this standard is to standardize specific design and
construction practices within and between (primarily commercial) buildings
which are in support of telecommunications media and equipment. Standards
are given for rooms or areas and pathways into and through which telecommunications
equipment and media are installed. The scope of this standard is limited
to the telecommunications aspect of commercial building design and construction,
encompassing telecommunications considerations both within and between
buildings. Telecommunications aspects are generally the pathways into
which telecommunications media are placed and the rooms and areas associated
with the building used to terminate media and install telecommunications
- EIA/TIA 570: Residential and Light Commercial
Telecommunications Wiring Standard
- This standard addresses the wiring for residential and light commercial
premises. The stated purpose of the standard is to provide the minimum
requirements for the connection of up to 4 exchanges access lines to
various types of customer premises equipment. It applies to telecommunications
premises wiring systems installed within an individual building with
residential (single family or multioccupant) and light commercial end
- TIA/EIA - 606 The Administration Standard for
the Telecommunications Infrastructure of Commercial Buildings
- This standard specifies the administrative requirements of the telecommunications
infrastructure within a new, an existing, or a renovated (primarily
commercial) building or campus. The infrastructure can be thought of
as the collection of those components (telecommunications spaces, cable
pathways, grounding, wiring and termination hardware) that provide the
basic support for the distribution of all information within a building
or campus. Administration of the telecommunications infrastructure includes
documentation (labels, records, drawings, reports, and work orders)
of cables, termination hardware, patching and cross-connect facilities,
conduits, other cable pathways, telecommunications closets, and other
telecommunications spaces. The purpose and intent of this standard is
to provide a uniform administration scheme that is independent of applications,
which may change several times throughout the life of a building. This
standard establishes guidelines for owners, end users, manufacturers,
consultants, contractors, designers, installers, and facilities administrators
involved in the administration of the telecommunications infrastructure
or related administration system.
- TIA/EIA-607: Commercial Building Grounding and
Bonding Requirements for Telecommunications
- This Standard specifies the requirements for a uniform telecommunications
grounding and bonding infrastructure that shall be followed within commercial
buildings where telecommunications equipment is intended to be installed.
The purpose of this Standard is to enable the planning, design, and
installation of telecommunications grounding systems within a building
with or without prior knowledge of the telecommunication systems that
will subsequently be installed. This telecommunications grounding and
bonding infrastructure supports a multivendor, multiproduct environment
as well as the grounding practices for various systems that may be installed
on customer premises. This Standard specifies the requirements for:
a. A ground reference for telecommunications systems within the telecommunications
entrance facility, the telecommunications closet, and equipment room;
b.Bonding and connecting pathways, cable shields, conductors, and hardware
at telecommunications closets, equipment rooms, and entrance facilities.
- TIA TSB-67 Transmission Performance Specification
for Field Testing of Unshielded Twisted Pair Cabling Systems
- This bulletin specifies the electrical characteristics of field testers,
test methods and minimum transmission requirements for UTP cabling.
The purpose of this bulletin is to specify transmission performance
requirements for UTP cabling links consistent with the three categories
of UTP cable and connecting hardware specified in TIA/EIA-568A. Field
test methods and interpretation of test data leading to Pass/Fail criteria
are described to verify the installed cabling. Laboratory procedures
and test setups to measure transmission performance are described in
order to allow comparison of results between field testers and laboratory
equipment. The bulletin defines channels and basic links, levels of
accuracy, and the tests necessary to qualify installed cabling.
- AF-PHY-0015.000 ATM Physical Medium Dependent
Interface Specification for 155 Mbps over Twisted Pair Cable
- This specification describes the Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) sublayer
for a 155.52 Mbps private User Network Interface (UNI) over twisted
pair cabling. Requirements and test specifications for 100 ohm UTP and
150 ohm STP are included.
- ANSI T1.102-1987 Digital Hierarchy - Electrical
- This document defines cabling and signal requirements for DS-1, DS1C,
DS2, and DS3 interfaces.
- IEEE P1143/D7 Guide On Shielding Practice For
Low Voltage Cables
- This document is a draft guide on shielding practice for low voltage
cabling. The guide describes sources of electrostatic and electromagnetic
interference, and reviews shielding techniques to control this interference
for varying types of low voltage cable used for power, control and instrumentation
services, including signal and communications cable. It has an overview
of the functional characteristics of various types of shielding, presents
criteria for defining the most favorable techniques to combat interference,
and suggests tests or techniques for measuring shielding effectiveness.
It makes recommendations on shielding practices including suggestions
on terminating and grounding methods.
- CENELEC EN50173 Performance Requirements of Generic
- CENELEC is the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization.
Its members include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. This standard specifies
generic cabling for use within commercial premises which may comprise
single or multiple buildings on a campus. It covers balanced copper
cabling and optical fiber cabling. It includes structure and configuration
information, implementation requirements, performance requirements for
individual links, and test verification procedures.
- ISO/IEC IS 11801 Information Technology - Generic
cabling for customer premises cabling
- This is the worldwide cabling standard. However, it should be noted
that in many countries, other standards will take precedence. For example,
North American users will refer to EIA/TIA 568A, while most Europeans
will prefer EN50173.
This standard specifies generic cabling for use within commercial premises
which may comprise single or multiple buildings on a campus. It covers
balanced copper cabling and optical fiber cabling. It includes structure
and configuration information, implementation requirements, performance
requirements for individual links, and test verification procedures.