GORE® Aerospace FireWire® Cables

Gore’s cable bundles provide high-fidelity signal links over longer distances in a small, lightweight and flexible package compared to conventional constructions. Our low-dielectric materials and cable geometry maximize the performance of quad-cable constructions while providing increased durability in challenging military conditions.

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Data Sheet: GORE® Aerospace High Speed Data Cables for Military Applications

High Data Rate Cables High Data Rate Civil & Military Aircraft Cables

Engineered for demanding aerospace environments, GORE® Aerospace High Speed Data Cables are constructed with uniquely engineered fluoropolymers that deliver reliable signal transmission in a lightweight package.

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Improvements in aerospace technology and the need for more power performance are driving the demand to update military aircraft with higher data rate cables. At the same time, cables need to provide consistent power performance and signal integrity in less space.

GORE Aerospace FireWire Cables are a proven solution for copper-based 1394b FireWire data links. These cables provide high-fidelity signal links for interconnect solutions up to 75 feet at S400 data rates for reliable high-speed communication on avionics networks. 

Weight Savings with Gore’s Materials
Smaller Quad Cable Diameter

Smaller Quad Cable Diameter

The unique design of Gore’s cables offers significant size and weight savings when compared to conventional constructions such as twisted pair cables. Our quad design is approximately 40% smaller than common dual-twisted-pair constructions and has saved as much as 11.5 pounds per aircraft. The small cable diameter also increases flexibility with a tight bend radius making initial routing easier.

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, our cables can reduce the need for additional signal amplification — further decreasing weight and power requirements. 

Reliable Flight Performance

Gore’s innovative fluoropolymer technologies deliver high-speed data cables that are significantly smaller and lighter weight while maintaining reliable performance in demanding aerospace environments, including rapid changes in temperatures encountered during take-off and landing.

Aerospace Firewire Cable Construction

Engineered Fluoroplymer Jacket


Double-braided shield


GORE® ePTFE Binder


Silver-plated copper conductor


FEP filler


Color-coded composite dielectric


Lightweight construction of GORE Aerospace FireWire® Cables

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


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

  • flight control
  • mission systems
  • propulsion control

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


GORE Aerospace FireWire Cables 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
  • reliable performance in extreme temperatures ranging from -55⁰ C to 200⁰ C
  • unique design that is 40% smaller than common dual-twisted-pair constructions
  • durable construction that is lighter weight and proven to save more than 11 lbs. per aircraft
  • highly flexible with a tight bend radius for easier installation in small spaces

For more information about the benefits of our cables, please contact a Gore representative.



Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms) 110 +6/-4
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)] 39.4 (12)
Skew (ps/ft) (within pair)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)


Mechanical / Environmental Properties Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper
Conductor Color-Coding Blue/Orange
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Dielectric Material -55 to 200



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.


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Gore at Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit 2017

April 26 - 28, 2017

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.

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Gore Exhibiting New and Proven Fabrics, Cables and Materials for Military and Defense Applications

Posted April 24, 2017

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.

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Gore's Fiber Optic Cable with Enhanced Crush Protection Now Qualified to ARINC 802-2 Requirements

Posted March 23, 2017

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.

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Gore Exhibiting Aerospace Cables and Materials at Aircraft Interiors 2017

Posted March 22, 2017

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.

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