Cables are a key component of critical avionics. They must be able to transmit data and video in cockpit and IFEC systems as fast as possible, reliably and accurately, no matter the circumstances to ensure a successful flight and passenger experience.

Controlled-impedance GORE CAN Bus Cables enable high-quality signals for high data rate transmission up to 1 GHz, whatever conditions the aircraft encounters. The reason is our innovative cable technology that provides versatile protection to effectively shield wires from extreme impact. Our cables withstand the mechanical, electrical, and environmental stress of flight operations — like rapid temperature changes, harsh contaminants, repeated vibration, and rigorous routing in airframes.

Fast & Trouble-Free Routing

Our cables are 40% smaller than alternative designs, which makes them lighter weight. A smaller diameter also means increased flexibility with a tight bend radius for quick routing and installation without any trouble. Maintainers will also like that our cables have a unique inverted dielectric, which means easier wire preparation and insertion in smaller connector systems.

Construction of Gore CAN Bus Cables

Engineered fluoropolymer jacket


Braided shield


Sliver-Plated Copper/SPC Alloy Conductor


Color-coded composite dielectric


Compact, lightweight footprint of GORE CAN Bus Cables.


GORE CAN Bus Cables are suitable for today’s faster avionics digital networks and other applications requiring secure, constant high data rate transfer, like:

  • avionics digital networks
  • cabin management systems
  • controller area networks
  • data links
  • electronic diagnostics
  • HD streaming video systems
  • serial buses

Our cables can also be terminated with a variety of leading high-speed aerospace connector systems and backshells, like ARINC and MIL-STD-38999 with size 8 and 22D contacts.

Features & Benefits

GORE CAN Bus Cables are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against challenging environmental factors and aircraft conditions, including:

  • inverted dielectric design with smaller diameters
  • temperature- and abrasion-resistant materials
  • chemically inert materials

These aviation cables provide system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve their overall performance in civil aircraft, like:

  • high-quality signals for fast, secure data transmission up to 1 GHz
  • proven controlled impedance at 120 ohms
  • versatile protection against extreme mechanical/environmental impact
  • size and weight savings with 40% smaller diameters than alternative designs
  • trouble-free routing with improved flexibility and reduced bend radius
  • easier wire prep and insertion in smaller connector systems
  • compatible with a variety of high-speed connector systems and backshells

Technical Specs & Drawings

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE CAN Bus Cables for civil aircraft. Download our data sheet for more cable characteristics, qualifications and part numbers. Also, fill out a short form for instant access to drawings.


Elec./Mech./Environ. PropertyValue
Signal Transmission Speed GHzUp to 1
Standard Impedance Ohms120 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage V<15
Nominal Velocity of Propagation %80
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft.)4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft.)42.0 (12.8)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Vrms

Jacket MaterialEngineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket ColorWhite (Laser Markable)
ConductorSliver-Plated Copper or SPC Alloy
Conductor Color-CodingBlue/White
Dielectric MaterialExpanded PTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range °C-65 to +200


Get Samples or Buy

When put to the test, GORE CAN Bus cables maintain stable communications, keep passengers connected and stream constant IFE on avionics digital networks. Find out if our controlled-impedance cable with an inverted dielectric is the right fit for your application by ordering our selected pre-qualified samples, which are complimentary. 

To find out more or discuss your specific characteristic limits and civil aircraft application needs, contact us today. Or, contact one of our authorized distributors when you’re ready to place an order.

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