GORE® IDC Ribbon Cables: GTS Series for Smaller Spaces

In avionics, board-to-board interconnects and other tight-fit applications, the GTS Series of GORE IDC Ribbon Cables provides a space-saving, double-density solution that can eliminate crosstalk while ensuring durable performance over time.

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IDC Ribbon Cable for Smaller Spaces

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The GTS series of GORE® IDC Ribbon Cables provide space savings for applications demanding minimal space. The GTS cable series is .025" high density PTFE-insulated ribbon cable that is RoHS compliant, vacuum compatible, and resistant to aging.

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Overview

In electronics with space constraints, our ribbon cables offer half the pitch size, and double the density, of traditional cables.

In electronics with space constraints, our ribbon cables offer half the pitch size, and double the density, of traditional cables.

In applications where space is at a premium — like avionics, board-to-board interconnects, peripherals, and mini- and micro-computers — cabling must be efficiently designed while still delivering failure-resistant performance.

The GTS series of GORE IDC (insulation displace connectors) Ribbon Cables provides space savings in these tight-fit applications. Each PTFE-insulated ribbon cable is .025" high density, able to solve a .050" pitch assembly crosstalk problem by adding a ground between each conductor in the same amount of space.

Additionally, these double-density cables are RoHS compliant, vacuum compatible and resistant to aging — allowing them to deliver space savings for the long haul.

Features & Benefits

Our space-saving, double-density cables feature:

  • .025" pitch
  • 30 AWG or 32 AWG conductors
  • conductor plating: silver, nickel or unplated
  • PTFE-insulated ribbon cable
  • RoHS compliant (2002/95/EC)
The .025” pitch of our ribbon cables solves the crosstalk problem seen in traditional .050” cables.

The .025” pitch of our ribbon cables solves the crosstalk problem seen in traditional .050” cables.

These features provide manufacturers and end users with a number of benefits over time, including:

  • space savings
  • optional signal density
  • compatibility with vacuums
  • resistance to aging

If you have any questions about IDC Ribbon Cables for Smaller Spaces, please contact us.

Technical Data

High Density Insulated IDC Ribbon Cables for Smaller Spaces are available with either 30 AWG or 32 AWG conductors. The two versions of the cables demonstrate beneficial electrical properties:  

Electrical Properties
Property Unit 32 AWG 30 AWG
Voltage Rating RMS 300 300
Dielectric Withstand Voltage RMS 1500 1500
Insulation Resistance MΩ*km 500 500
Characteristic Impedance Unit 32 AWG 30 AWG
Ground, Signal, Ground Ω 120 85
Capacitance Unit 32 AWG 30 AWG
Ground, Signal, Ground pf/ft 11.73 15.47
Time Delay ns/ft 1.1 1.2
Velocity of Propagation as % of air 92 85
Effective Dielectric Constant ε 1.42 1.42
Mechanical Properties
Property 32 AWG 30 AWG
Temperature Range
Nickel-Plated Conductors -65°C to +260°C -65°C to +260°C
Silver-Plated Conductors -65°C to +200°C -65°C to +200°C
UnPlated Conductors -55°C to +150°C -55°C to +150°C

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