Shielded Round Cable
IOSS features VICS Technology's RD3XP
Gladiator super shielded round cable, the advanced version. As VICS
aims to achieve an ultimate pc performance for the users, this product was
developed. RD3XP is characterised by a special features to strengthen the noise
defending function contributing a more progressive effect.
A. Shielding Material from
Copper to Aluminum
Aluminum can defend the noise from the band frequency of HDD data transfer and
have an excellent shielding performance. This report is based from
In this conclusion, we use aluminum for noise shielding, in replace of copper
materials, and covered it with mira to maintain its glittering silver color.
B. Each layer is placed with an
RD3XP is made from ATA 100/133 High impedance flat cable cut into 8 layers of 10
cable wires, with a ground wire and signal wire alternatively, and folded in
zigzag-piled so that each signal wire is surrounded by 4 ground wires.
The problem usually with flat cable is the inability to avoid crosstalk, which
is the interference between two cables causing undesirable signals induced from
one cable to another, which may lead to possible bit errors that delays data
transmission process. Most cable makers ignore this matter, not realizing the
serious effect it caused, but with the RD3XP design, folded 8 layers with 10
wires and placing an aluminum shield for each layer could definitely refrain
your cable from crosstalk dilemma.
C. Super Anti-Noise Device
The figure on the right shows the test result of the RD3XP tested by Taiwan
Electronics Testing Center (ETC), a semi-government testing laboratory. The test
method is done by comparing RD3XP with a regular ATA-100/133 flat cable and
tested both by using a testing device that generates noise and inserted into the
connector then they measure the noise radiation frequency of the cable. The
result shows that RD3XP is, at least, 10dB lower than the general ATA 100/133
flat cable. The lower frequency level it perform, the lesser noise it radiated.
Sound Quality Effect
With the special design of RD3XP, it serves as an anti-noise device for it
blocks the noise from coming out and furthermore protecting other devices from
being affected thus bringing out the original audible sound to your pc.
RD3XP is made more flexible and comfortable to use. It maintains an even more
complex configuration. Easy to plug and unplug without causing extra tension to
E. Using Mira and Conductive
Copper shielding material could easily rip out caused by the tension of bending
the cable and also the adhesive of the copper is not strong enough to stick to
the cable, thus detaching it easily from cable. Replacing copper to aluminum
with mira covering strengthens the shielding function and achieve progressive
performance and by using an electrical fabric tape can secure extra protection.
F. External Black Metal Mesh
The inner grounding metal mesh shield is noticeable through the braid gap of the
nylon covering giving a more presentable outlook to the cable.
Our system side connector use red color but does not indicate a technical
defined spec but most motherboard the supports ATA 100/133 use red connector.
(We still use black for the master connector and gray for the slave connector)
G. New Packaging
Paper box with window allows a visible view of the inner content completely.
Switching plastic packaging to paper box expresses an awareness of environmental
RD3 (Including RD3XP) possess certain characteristics that cannot be found in
Furnish with High Impedance Cable
High Impedance is made from a Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) insulation material.
Ordinary cables are coated with PVC materials that are incapable of avoiding
crosstalk and reflection problem. Thermoplastic Elastomer material could be
identified by its yellow color, PVC in gray color and TPO, a medium performance
of TPE & PVC, in white color. The recent cable banded in black color is also
made from PVC material. The price of TPE cable itself is twice as much as PVC.
Design to Improve Airflow
The thinnest section is only 9*8mm compared to the existing ATA 100/133 round
cable has been reduced for at least 30% (Researched by VICS Technology). Used
boots for connector parts for smoother airflow.
RD3XP, XP IMPLICATION
eXtra Performance and eXtra noise Protection
Aiming to achieve an even more progressive performance and
ATA 100/133 round cable 50+20cm
ATA 100/133 round cable 30+20cm
ATA 100/133 round cable 50cm Single drive use only. Maximize air
flow in the case.
ATA 100/133 round cable 30cm Single drive use only. Suitable for
ATA 100/133 round cable 20cm Single drive use only. Suitable for
very compact system.
Floppy round cable 50cm A: Drive
Note: Regarding length, VICS treat actual wire material length as spec.
This means it will be 30-40mm shorter then you measure the cable length between
connector to connector.
So, RD3XP-A52K, for example, motherboard side connector inside edge to master
drive connector inside edge length would be 66-67cm with our tolerance.
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