Cable assemblies refer to a combination of wires, cables, connectors, and other components that are made to connect devices or systems. Both custom cable assemblies and pre-made cables can be chosen depending on the needs of the specific application and the devices or systems being connected. A cable assembly may include shielded or unshielded wire and cable that can be used for a variety of electrical and data connections. Connectors to build custom cable assemblies for a variety of purposes, including connecting audio and video devices, Ethernet networking components, and USB devices. The specific type of connector and construction materials used in a cable assembly are determined by the requirements of the application, including the types and amounts of electrical systems and functions being connected.