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
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.
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
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.
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.
These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables.
|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)
|Mechanical / Environmental Properties||Value|
|Jacket Material||Engineered Fluoropolymer|
|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||-55 to 200|
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.
Download an assembly drawing for connector
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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Visit us at Booth 1045 at the 2017 Army Aviation Missions Solution Summit to see the latest GORE® Military Fabrics, GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Materials, and GORE® Cables and Materials for military and defense applications.
Gore will be featuring products from GORE® Military Fabrics, GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Materials and GORE® Cables and Materials at the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, TN, April, 26-28, Booth 1045.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) will display its expanded portfolio of GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables for civil aircraft applications at the 2017 AIX (Aircraft Interiors Expo) in Hamburg, Germany on 4-6 April in Booth 2D60.
W. L. Gore & Associates, will be exhibiting its high-performance aerospace products for civil aircraft applications at the 2017 AIX (Aircraft Interiors Expo) in Hamburg, Germany from on 4-6 April in Booth #2D60.