Ribbon cables are cables that consist of several parallel conductors, also known as ribbon cables. In the case of electrical conductors, the designation ribbon cable is preferred; in the case of parallel optical fib ers, the designation ribbon fiber
Ribbon cables are similar to flat ribbon cables, and can consist of several conductors lying in parallel, all with identical lengths and properties and surrounded by a common cable sheath. They can be designed as flat or round cables and consist of up to 30 individual conductors. The advantage of ribbon cables is that they are easier and faster to wire.