Seconds matter during any military operation, so soldiers must receive vital Intel in time or risk jeopardizing the mission and their safety. With cables being a key component in systems, they have to transmit data as fast as possible on vectronics 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 in the field. The reason is their unique multi-layer construction that provides versatile protection to shield wires from extreme impact. Our cables can endure low-to-high temperatures, severe weather, repeated vibration, harsh contaminants 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 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 land systems maintain stable communications on vectronics digital networks over the vehicle lifetime. Ultimately, troops gain a decisive edge in volatile situations because they can rely on electronic systems with cables that won’t fail.

Construction of Gore CAN Bus Cables

Engineered fluoropolymer jacket


Braided shield


Color-coded composite dielectric


Silver-plated copper / SPC alloy conductor


Compact footprint of GORE CAN Bus Cables



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

  • controller area network
  • data links
  • digital video systems
  • electronic diagnostics
  • mission systems
  • serial buses

Our cables can also be terminated with a variety of leading high-speed 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 in-vehicle 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 vehicle 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 land systems.

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 Properties Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-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-03-84793-VG 24 (19/36)
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 Land Systems have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • VG95218-31: Performance Requirements (GSC-03-84793-VG)
  • 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)
  • SAE J1128™: Low Voltage Primary Cable
  • SAE J1939™: Serial Control and Communications Heavy Duty Vehicle Network

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 on the battleground. Find out if our 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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