DSX CableAnalyzer™ Series Copper Cable Certifiers (Fluke Networks)

The DSX CableAnalyzer Series copper cable certifiers enables testing and certification of twisted pair cabling for up to 40 Gigabit Ethernet deployments and will handle any cabling system whether it is a Cat 5e, 6, 6A, 8 or Class FA and I/II. Certifying a cable is one part of a process that starts with system design and ends with system acceptance. The faster that process goes, the more profitable you’ll be. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that slow the process down – setting up the tester incorrectly, testing to the wrong limits, waiting for skilled technicians to analyze and troubleshoot failures, misinterpretation of results, and producing test reports that customers cannot understand.

As part of the Versiv cabling certification product family, the DSX CableAnalyzer Series copper cable certifiers provides accurate, error-free certification. In the installation business there are multiple teams, varying media types and multiple testing requirements. The difference between being profitable or not is just a few percentage points. The DSX certifies copper cabling, complies with all standards including Level VI/2G accuracy, making jobs easier to manage, and getting to system acceptance faster. It’s not just for the expert technicians and Project Managers. Individuals of various skill levels can improve the set-up, operation, test reporting, and simultaneously manage diverse projects.


Cable Types

Shielded and unshielded pair LAN cabling

TIA Category 3, 4, 5, 5e, 6, 6A, 8: 100 Ω ISO/IEC Class C, D, E, EA, F, FA and I/II: 100 Ω and 120 Ω

Standard Link Interface Adapters

Permanent link adapters

Plug type: shielded RJ45
Optional Plug type: Tera

Channel Adapters

Jack type: shielded RJ45
Optional Jack type: Tera, GG45

Test Standards


Category 3, 4, 5, 5e, 6, 6A, 8 per TIA 568-C.2


Class C and D, E, EA, F, FA and I/II certification per ISO/IEC

Maximum frequency

DSX-8000: 2000 MHz;
DSX-5000: 1000 MHz

General Specifications

Speed of Autotest

DSX-8000: Full 2-way Autotest of Category 5e or 6/Class D or E: 7 seconds. Full 2-way Autotest of Category 6A/Class EA8 seconds. Full 2-way Autotest of Category 8: 16 seconds

DSX-5000: Full 2-way Autotest of Category 5e or 6/Class D or E: 9 seconds. Full 2-way Autotest of Category 6A/Class EA: 10 seconds

Supported test parameters (The selected test standard determines the test parameters and the frequency range of the tests)

Wire Map, Length, Propagation Delay, Delay Skew, DC Loop Resistance, Pair-to-Pair Resistance Unbalance, Pair Resistance Unbalance, Insertion Loss (Attenuation), Return Loss (RL), Common Mode Return loss (CMRL), Near End Crosstalk (NEXT), Far End Crosstalk (FEXT), Attenuation-to-crosstalk Ratio (ACR-N), ACR-F (ELFEXT), Power Sum ACR-F (ELFEXT), Power Sum NEXT, Power Sum ACR-N, Power Sum Alien NEXT (PS ANEXT), Power Sum Alien Attenuation NEXT Ratio Far End (PS AACR-F), Common Mode to Differential Mode NEXT (CDNEXT),Transverse Conversion Loss (TCL), Equal Level Transverse Conversion Transfer Loss (ELTCTL)

Input protection

Protected against continuous telco voltages and 100 mA over-current. Occasional ISDN over-voltages will not cause damage


5.7 in LCD display with a projected capacitance touchscreen


High impact plastic with shock absorbing overmold


Main Versiv unit with DSX module and battery installed: 2.625 in x 5.25 in x 11.0 in (6.67 cm x 13.33 cm x 27.94 cm)


Main Versiv unit with DSX module and battery installed: 3 lbs, 5oz (1.28 kg)

Main unit and remote:

Lithium ion battery pack, 7.2 V

Typical battery life

8 hours

Charge time*

Tester off: 4 hours to charge from 10 % capacity to 90 % capacity.

Languages supported

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Trad Chinese, Czech, Polish, Swedish, Hungarian


Service center calibration period is 1 year

Integrated Wi-Fi

Meets IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n; dual band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)

Storage Temperature

-14°F to +140°F (-10°C to +60°C)

Operating relative humidity

0 % to 90 %, 32°F to 95 °F (0°C to 35°C)
0 % to 70 %, 95°F to 113 °F (35°C to 45°C)


Random, 2 g, 5 Hz-500 Hz


1 m drop test with and without module and adapter


CSA 22.2 No. 61010, IEC 61010-1 3rd Edition

Operating altitude

13,123 ft (4,000 m)
10,500 ft (3,200 m) with ac adapter


EN 61326-1

Performance Specifications **


Category 8 test modes (or lower link categories)
Class I/II test modes

ANSI/TIA-1152 Level 2G
Proposed standard IEC 61935-1 Ed. 5 Level VI


Category 6A/Class EA test modes (or lower link categories)
Class FA test modes

Exceed Level IIIe requirements of TIA 1152 and Level IV of IEC 61935-1.
Exceed Level V requirements as in the draft 4th edition of IEC 61935-1.

Length of Twisted Pair Cabling1


  • 800 m (2600 ft)
  • 150 m (490 ft)


  • 0.1 m or 1 ft
  • 0.1 m or 1 ft


  • ± (0.3 m + 2 %); 0 m to 150 m
    ± (0.3 m + 4 %); 150 m to 800 m
  • ± (0.3 m + 2 %)

Propagation Delay


  • 4000 ns
  • 750 ns


  • 1 ns
  • 1 ns


  • ± (2 ns + 2 %); 0 ns to 750 ns
    ± (2 ns + 4 %); 750 ns to 4000 ns
  • ± (2 ns + 2 %)

Delay Skew


0 ns to 100 ns


1 ns


± 10 ns

DC Loop Resistance Test


0 Ω to 540 Ω


0.1 Ω


± (1 Ω + 1 %)

Overload recovery time

Less than 10 minutes to rated accuracy following an overvoltage. Referencing is required after repeated or prolonged overvoltage.


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