GORE® CAN Bus Cables for Civil Aircraft

With faster data rate requirements dominating the aerospace industry, our controlled-impedance cables are ideally suited for the next-gen connected aircraft. They ensure electrical and mechanical integrity in a compact, flexible footprint with tight bending for easier and quicker routing.

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Overview

Cables are a key component of critical avionics. They must be able to transmit data and video in cockpit and IFE 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.

When put to the test, our CAN Bus cables maintain stable communication on avionics networks for as long as the aircraft remains in service. Ultimately, using our cables give aircrews the confidence that avionics transmitting data and video in the aircraft they fly won’t fail during flights.

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Engineered fluoropolymer jacket

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Braided shield

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Silver-plated copper conductor

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Inverted color-coded composite dielectric

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Compact, lightweight footprint of GORE CAN Bus Cables

Applications

GORE CAN Bus Cables are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of aircraft applications, including:

  • avionics networks
  • cabin management systems
  • controller area networks
  • digital video systems
  • serial buses

If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, please contact a Gore representative.

Benefits

GORE CAN Bus Cables provide aircraft system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • high-quality signals with controlled impedance for fast data transmission up to 1 GHz
  • versatile protection from extreme mechanical/environmental impact
  • compact footprint is 40% smaller, making them lighter weight
  • unique inverted dielectric enables easier wire prep/insertion in smaller connector systems
  • increased flexibility with small bend radius for trouble-free routing
  • compatible with variety of high-speed aerospace connector systems/backshells
  • selected pre-qualified samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
  • low technical risk based on validated product performance in real-world conditions

For more information about the benefits of our cables, please contact a Gore representative.

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE CAN Bus Cables.

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (Ohms) 120 ± 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)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000
Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Sliver-Plated Copper
Conductor Color-Coding Blue/White
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to +200
Part Numbers & Drawings

Download the drawings to view cable characteristics, like diameter, weight, minimum bend radius and insertion loss.

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
GSC-03-85752-22D 22 (19/34)
GSC-03-85752-24D 24 (19/36)
GSC-03-85752-26D 26 (19/38)

Qualifications

GORE CAN Bus Cables have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I: Flammability
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • SAE AS4373™: Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire (Contact Gore for available data)

Fill out a short form to receive a complimentary sample of our pre-qualified cables for prototyping and evaluation from our authorized global distributors, Air Cost Control (Europe) or WireMasters (US).

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Posted January 28, 2019

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