Seconds matter during military operations, so aircrews must receive vital Information in time or risk compromising the mission and their safety. With aerospace wires and cables being key components in aircraft, they have to transmit data as fast as possible on avionics digital networks no matter the circumstances.

Built for speed and accuracy, GORE CAN Bus Cables reliably send high-quality signals for secure data transmission up to 1 GHz. They maintain controlled impedance at 120 ohms in whatever conditions they encounter. The reason is their unique multi-layer construction that provides versatile protection to shield wires from extreme impact. Our aviation cables can endure rapid temperature changes, repeated vibration, rigorous routing in airframes and more.


A smaller design is essential for routing and installation where space is limited. Our CAN Bus cables are 40% smaller than alternative designs, which makes them fundamentally lighter. A smaller diameter also means improved flexibility and reduced bend radius for quick routing and installation without any trouble. Maintainers will also like that our aviation cables have a unique inverted dielectric that makes wire prep and insertion in smaller connector systems much easier.

When put to the test, GORE CAN Bus cables for defense aircraft maintain stable communications on avionics digital networks over the aircraft lifetime. Ultimately, aircrews gain a decisive edge and the confidence that avionics transmitting critical information won't fail in the aircraft they fly.

Construction of Gore CAN Bus Cables

Engineered fluoropolymer jacket


Braided shield


Sliver-Plated Copper/SPC Alloy Conductor


Color-coded composite dielectric


Compact footprint of GORE CAN Bus Cables



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

  • avionics digital networks
  • cabin management systems
  • controller-area networks
  • digital 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. If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.

Features & Benefits

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

  • chemically inert, temperature- and abrasion-resistant materials
  • compact footprint with smaller diameters and inverted dielectric design
  • improved flexibility with reduced bend radius

Our cables provide aircraft system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical and environmental performance such as:

  • 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/insertion in smaller connector systems due to inverted dielectric
  • compatible with a variety of high-speed connector systems and backshells
  • selected pre-qualified samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
  • low risk based on validated product performance in real-world conditions

For more information about the features and benefits of our cables, contact a Gore representative today.


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

Electrical Property Value
Transmission Speed GHz Up to 1
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
Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Sliver-Plated Copper/SPC Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Blue/White
Dielectric Material Expanded PTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range °C -65 to +200

We invite you to download our drawings to view cable characteristics, like diameter sizes, weight and attenuation values.

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)


GORE CAN Bus Cables for Defense Aircraft 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)

For more information about the qualifications of our cables, contact a Gore representative today.

More Information


With a unique inverted dielectric, Gore’s controlled-impedance cables deliver fast, secure communications during missions. Find out if our high speed data cables are the right fit for your application by ordering our selected prequalified samples, which will arrive within 48 hours. To find out more or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today. Contact one of our authorized distributors when you’re ready to place an order.


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W. L. Gore & Associates Adds New European Distributor for High-Speed Data Cables

Posted September 27, 2022

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced today the addition of a new European distributor for its aerospace high-speed data cables. A.E. Petsche Company is now an authorized distributor for Gore’s entire selection of cables, including fiber optics, Ethernet, quadrax, HDMI, USB, shielded twisted pair, and more. Gore also offers higher-level cable protection systems and an abrasion-resistant cable jacket for packaging copper wires and cables.

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W. L. Gore & Associates Expands Mission Capabilities for Microwave RF Assemblies

Posted June 16, 2022

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced a new higher-frequency 40Ghz option for its GORE-FLIGHT® Microwave Assemblies. The new option will help EW and C5ISR users and customers who want to transport electrical signals reliably with minimal size, weight and power. The newest capability for GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies will allow for higher frequency applications that will offer low loss, high integrity and greater longevity cables.


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