Overview

EXCELLENT SIGNAL INTEGRITY

During missions, aviation cables must transfer critical data at the highest speeds and maintain stable communications on airborne digital networks. Otherwise, the entire mission and safety of aircrews can be at risk. Cables must also balance ruggedness with smaller, lighter designs to fit in space-restricted areas and keep aircraft weight down.

Inside GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables, low-voltage differential signals (LVDS) maintain excellent signal integrity with controlled impedance, providing data transmission speeds up to 1 GHz. Regardless of the conditions inside or outside the aircraft, pilots and other flight personnel can always count on our cables’ reliable performance. That’s because the combination of durable materials in their construction allows for a higher tolerance against mechanical stresses and environmental factors, like constant in-flight vibration and rapid changes in temperatures during takeoff and landing.

BIG WEIGHT SAVINGS

We build our shielded 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 design side by side with alternative round designs, you’ll see that our cable is drastically smaller. Plus, our cables work well in aerospace wire and cable harness applications because of their flexibility and easy routability in hard-to-reach places of airframes.

When you want a durable, lightweight, high data rate solution with total reliability during every mission, look no further than GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables for defense aircraft.

Low-Profile configuration of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables

Low-profile configuration

Smaller diameter of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables

Smaller diameter

Construction of Gore Shielded Twisted Pair Cables
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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

PROVEN PERFORMANCE ACROSS AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS

With trustworthy high-speed data transmission, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are well-suited for aerospace wire and cable harness applications, like:

  • avionics digital networks
  • cabin management systems
  • digital video systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • LVDS devices
  • serial buses

Our cables can also be terminated with a variety of leading high-speed connector systems and backshells, like ARINC and MIL-STD-38999 with differential Twinax sizes 8 and 22D contacts. If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative.

Features & Benefits

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against challenging environmental factors and aircraft conditions, including:

  • chemically inert, temperature- and abrasion-resistant materials
  • low-profile configuration with smaller diameters
  • high flexibility and tighter bend radius

Our cables provide aircraft system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical and environmental performance such as:

  • reliable LVDS maintain excellent signal integrity with controlled impedance at 100 ohms
  • unfailing data transmission at speeds up to 1 GHz
  • durable construction tolerates harsh conditions, like temps, cut-through, vibration, more
  • reduced diameter size by 30% and weight by as much as 50% than standard oval cables
  • greater flexibility and routability for easier, faster installation
  • compatible with a variety of high-speed connector systems and backshells
  • selected pre-qualified samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
  • low risk based on validated product performance in real-world conditions

For more information about the features and benefits of our cables, contact a Gore representative today.

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables for defense aircraft. For other impedance options, contact a Gore representative.

Electrical Property Value
Transmission Speed GHz Up to 1
Standard Impedance Ohms 100 ± 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
1000
Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper/SPC Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Blue/White
Dielectric Material Expanded PTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range °C -65 to +200
Part Numbers & Drawings

We invite you to download our drawings to view cable characteristics, like diameter sizes, weight, minimum bend radii and insertion loss values.

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
DXN2600 20 (19/32)
DXN2601 22 (19/34)
DXN2602 24 (19/36)
DXN2603 26 (19/38)
DXN2604 28 (19/40)
DXN2605 30 (19/42)
DXN2606 32 (19/44)

 

Qualifications

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

For more information about the qualifications of our cables, contact a Gore representative today.

More Information

LEARN MORE ABOUT GORE SHIELDED TWISTED PAIR CABLES OR ORDER NOW

Smaller, lighter and stronger than alternative designs, Gore’s controlled-impedance cables prove reliable in transmitting high speed data. Confirm the quality of our cables and their compatibility in your military application by ordering our selected prequalified samples shipped within 48 hours. For more information or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today. When you’re ready to order, connect with one of our authorized distributors for in-stock availability.

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