GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables for Civil Applications

Gore’s cables meet the civil aerospace market’s emerging need for higher data rate cables in modern airborne digital networks. Engineered with a robust construction, our cables provide excellent electrical and mechanical performance in a small, lightweight, flexible and routable package that exceeds Cat6a requirements.

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Overview

As the aerospace industry is demanding faster digital networks with increased performance, Ethernet interconnects need to provide more reliable signal integrity and deliver high-speed data transmission over longer distances.

GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables are engineered for the increasing data demands of modern airborne digital networks. They exceed Cat6a electrical requirements and deliver reliable signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transmission up to 10 gigabits over longer distances.

Size and Weight Savings with Gore’s Materials
Smaller Cat6a Cable Diameter

Smaller Cat6a Cable Diameter

Our cables can significantly reduce weight while maintaining reliable signal integrity. They have a unique design that is 24% smaller and 25% lighter than standard Cat6a cables. Gore’s engineered fluoropolymer materials enable this cable (26 AWG) to fit into a size 8 contact.

The excellent signal integrity of our cables can enable utilization of smaller gauge cables in your system architecture. Because of their electrical performance and long transmission distances, these cables can reduce the need for additional signal amplification — further decreasing weight and power requirements.

Easier Installation

GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables can also be easily retrofitted into existing aircraft structures because they’re smaller and more flexible with a tighter bend radius for easy routing in confined spaces.

All of this translates to lower attenuation, minimal crosstalk, improved shielding effectiveness and easy installation to ensure system performance over the life of the aircraft.

High-density construction of GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables
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High-density construction of Gore Aerospace Ethernet Cables

Applications

GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of civil aerospace applications, including:

  • avionics networks
  • cabin management systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • digital video systems
  • flight management systems
  • in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems

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

Benefits

GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables provide manufacturers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

reliable signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transmission up to 10 gigabits (Gb/s) over longer distances

reliable signal transmission for Cat6a requirements up to 80 meters

high-speed data transmission over longer distances, minimizing the need for additional signal amplification

unique design that provides superior electrical performance with lower attenuation, reduced crosstalk and improved shielding effectiveness

high-density construction that is 25% lighter and proven to save 13 lbs. per 1000 ft.

easy routing in confined spaces with greater flexibility and tighter bend radius due a diameter that is 24% smaller

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 Aerospace Ethernet Cables.

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms) 100 ± 10
Voltage Rating (V) 500
Velocity of Propagation (nominal) (%) 80
Time Delay (nominal) [ns/m (ns/ft)] - 24 AWG 4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)] 42.6 (13)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000
Mechanical / Environmental Properties Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper
Conductor Color-Coding Solid Blue/White with Blue Stripe
Solid Orange/White with Orange Stripe
Solid Green/White with Green Stripe
Solid Brown/White with Brown Stripe
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Dielectric Material -55 to 200
Drawings

Cable-Connector Information

GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables

Download Gore’s best practices for terminating GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables with leading high-speed aerospace connectors and related electrical data for cable-connector compatibility. 

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Note: Drawing is for reference only to provide customers with relevant information related to connector options included in Gore’s best practices for terminating cable assemblies. Gore does not build assemblies specified in the drawing.

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