GORE® Aerospace FireWire® Cables, 1394b for Military Aircraft

Gore’s cables provide high-fidelity signal links in a small, lightweight and highly flexible quad design compared to conventional constructions. Our mechanically strong cables meet the industry’s increasing data needs by maximizing performance and protection in the most demanding military surroundings.

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Overview

Continuous improvements in aerospace technology keep driving the demand to update military aircraft with cables that can transmit lots of data at higher speeds. Cables also need to deliver more power and reliable signal integrity in less space.

GORE Aerospace FireWire Cables are the premier solution for copper-based 1394b FireWire data links. Our cables provide high-fidelity signal links for interconnect solutions up to 75 feet at S400 data rates for uninterrupted high-speed communication on modern avionics networks.

SIGNAL INTEGRITY WITH FLEXURE
Smaller Quad Cable Diameter

Smaller, Lighter Cable Design

We evaluated the eye pattern of our 1394b FireWire cables before and during flexure to ensure signal integrity. Results showed that they passed the eye mask test with margin, indicating greater transmission length is possible. Our highly flexible cables continued to maintain signal integrity even after we wrapped them around a mandrel 20 times. So, aircraft maintainers can easily and tightly bend our cables in narrow spaces during routing without damaging or breaking them.

Also, our specialized quad design is significantly smaller by approximately 40% and lighter weight when compared to conventional constructions such as dual twisted pair cables. So, our 1394b FireWire cables can save as much as 11.5 lbs. (5.2 kg) per aircraft on average. But, even though they’re smaller and lighter, our cables boost performance and protection in challenging military environments because of the added strength in their construction.

Aerospace Firewire Cable Construction
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Engineered Fluoroplymer Jacket

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Double-braided shield

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GORE® ePTFE Binder

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Silver-plated copper / SPC alloy conductor

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FEP filler

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Color-coded composite dielectric

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Flexible Construction of GORE Aerospace FireWire Cables, 1394b.

FireWire is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Applications

GORE Aerospace FireWire Cables, 1349b are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of military applications, including:

  • avionics networks
  • flight control
  • mission systems
  • propulsion control

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

Benefits

GORE Aerospace FireWire Cables, 1349b provide manufacturers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • high-fidelity signal links for interconnect solutions up to 75 feet at S400 data rates
  • excellent signal integrity with greater transmission length before and during flexure
  • added strength that boosts performance and protection in extreme conditions
  • quad design that is approximately 40% smaller than common dual twisted pair constructions
  • lighter weight construction proved to save as much as 11.5 lbs. (5.2 kg) per aircraft
  • tighter bend radius for easier routing in narrow spaces surrounding sensitive electronics

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 FireWire Cables, 1349b.

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms) 110 +6/-4
Typical Operating Voltage <15
Velocity of Propagation (nominal) (%) 80
Time Delay (nominal) [ns/m (ns/ft)] - 24 AWG 4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)] 39.4 (12.0)
Near-End Crosstalk (NEXT)
  dB min @ 10 MHz
  dB min @ 100 MHz
 
50.0
35.0
Skew (ps/ft) Within Pair (typical) 26.25 (8.0)
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 Silver-Plated Copper or Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Red/Green
Blue/Orange
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -55 to +200
Part Numbers and Drawings

Download the drawings to view product specifications, like diameter, weight, minimum bend radius, and attenuation values.

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
RCN8645
(Reference JSFY 3)a
22 (19/34)
RCN8647
(Reference JSFY 18-2)a
24 (19/36)
RCN8652
(Reference JSFY 18-1)a
26 (19/38)
RCN9056 28 (19/40)
RCN9057 30 (19/42)

a Requires additional testing to comply with JSFY requirements.

Qualifications

GORE Aerospace FireWire Cables meet the stringent specification requirements of military aircraft. They have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the specifications of the most current standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Performance Requirements: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • AS4373 Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire
  • BSS7239 and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005): Toxicity
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I: Flammability
  • FAR Pt 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • SAE AS6070™ AS5643: IEEE 1394b Interface Requirements for Military and Aerospace Vehicle Applications
  • SAE AS6070™/8: IEEE 1394b (110 Ohm): RCN8645,RCN8647, RCN8652

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