Product Overview

FAST SPEEDS WITH DURABILITY

Get a sampleDuring missions, cables must quickly transfer critical information and maintain stable communications on avionics and vectronics. These cables must also balance ruggedness with smaller, lighter designs to fit in space-restricted areas and keep weight down.

Inside GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables, we use low-voltage differential signal (LVDS) technology to transfer data and video at speeds up to 1 GHz with controlled impedance. Regardless of the mission conditions, armed forces can count on their reliable performance in aircraft and vehicles. That’s because the combination of durable materials in our cable construction tolerates mechanical stresses and environmental factors, like changing climate zones, constant vibration and rigorous routing.

BIG WEIGHT SAVINGS

We build our Mil-spec twisted pair cables in a low-profile design that’s 30% smaller, reducing their weight by as much as 50% compared to standard oval cables. If you compare our ePTFE shielded wire design side by side with alternative round designs, you’ll notice that our cable is much smaller. Plus, our cables are more flexible and routable in hard-to-reach places of airframes and vehicle structures. 

Design comparison of Gore’s low-profile STP cables vs. standard oval cables.

Low-profile configuration

Diameter comparison of Gore’s 2-core twisted pair cable vs. alternative round cable.

Smaller diameter

Construction of Gore’s STP cables for military avionics & vectronics.
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Engineered fluoropolymer jacket

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Braided shield

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Color-coded composite dielectric

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Silver-plated copper/SPC alloy conductor

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Durable package of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables.

Applications

We thoroughly test and qualify GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables to meet stringent STP cable specification standards, like the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and VG95218-31 performance requirements. Their reliable performance is well-suited for wire and cable harness applications, like: 

  • avionics/vetronics digital networks
  • Ethernet backbone
  • HD streaming camera/video systems
  • high-density connectors
  • LVDS devices
  • sensor/processor interconnects
  • serial buses

Our cables can also be terminated with a variety of leading shielded twisted pair connector systems and backshells, like ARINC and MIL-STD-38999 with differential Twinax sizes 8 and 22D contacts.

Features & Benefits

Unlike standard oval or alternative round versions, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against harsh maintenance and operational environments, including:

  • chemically inert, polyimide-free materials
  • abrasion- and temperature-resistant materials
  • low-profile cable configuration

For system architects and engineers, our twisted pair wire cable offers numerous benefits that ensure lifetime performance in defense aircraft and vehicles, like:

  • reliable LVDS technology with controlled impedance at 100 ohms
  • dependable twisted pair cable data transfer rate up to 1 GHz
  • 30% smaller and 50% lighter than standard oval cables
  • higher tolerance against extreme temperatures, cut-through, vibration, more
  • improved installation from higher flexibility and tighter bend radius
  • compatible with a variety of leading cable connector systems and backshells

Technical Specs & Drawings

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables for defense air and land.

Elec./Mech./Environ. PropertyValue
Signal Transmission Speed GHzUp to 1
Standard Impedance Ohms100 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage V<15
Nominal Velocity of Propagation %80
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft.)4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft.)42.6 (13.0)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Vrms
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield

1500 / 700a
1000
Jacket MaterialEngineered Fluoropolymer or PU Halogen-Freea
Jacket ColorEF: White (Laser Markable)
PU: Blacka
ConductorSilver-Plated Copper or SPC Alloy
Conductor Color-CodingBlue/White
Dielectric MaterialExpanded PTFE (ePTFE)/PTFE
Temperature Range °C-65 to +200
-46 to +100a


a. Based on Gore’s part number GSC-03-85203-VG, 22 (19/34) for military vehicle systems.

Download our data sheet for more benefits and characteristics of shielded twisted pair cable part numbers. Also, fill out a short form for instant access to selected drawings.

DATA SHEET DRAWINGS

Get Samples or Buy

Smaller, lighter and stronger than alternatives, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables have been proven trustworthy in transmitting high-speed data and video in avionics and vectronics. Confirm the quality of our cables and their compatibility with your aviation or vehicle application by ordering from our selection of complimentary pre-qualified samples. 

You can buy our cables through an authorized distributor if you’re ready now. Or call us today to talk about the uses of shielded twisted pair cable sizes that we offer based on your specific application needs and requirements.

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Recent News

Press Release

W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES TO PRESENT NEW MOSA PAPER AT GVSETS CONFERENCE

Posted August 11, 2023

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) will present a new Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) technical paper at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium & Modernization Update (GVSETS) on Tuesday, August 15, in Novi, Mich.

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Meet Gore at the Paris Air Show

June 19, 2023 - June 25, 2023

Visit our Booth 2C-C358 to see GORE® Cables and Materials that have been proven and trusted over time in fighter jets, rotorcraft and passenger airliners. Reserve your time slot now for a 1-on-1 discussion to talk with us about your latest airframe and aviation system developments.

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Visit Gore at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA)

April 26, 2023 - April 29, 2023

Stop by Booth 1023 and ask to see our demonstrations to watch how GORE® Cables and Materials perform reliably before and after installation and over time. We’re also eager to hear about your latest airframe and aviation system developments and talk with you about our solutions to ensure mission performance and aircrew protection for FARA, FLRAA and enduring fleet.

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W. L. Gore & Associates Expands High-Speed Data Transmission Capabilities

Posted April 18, 2023

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced today its new Cat8 ethernet cable for use in aerospace and defense platforms. The new Cat8 ethernet cable allows for four times the high-speed data transmission previously possible.

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