GORE® Shielded Twisted Pair Cables for Defense Aircraft

Controlled-impedance cables from Gore meet the industry’s growing demand for higher data rate aircraft cables in a low-profile, flexible design. Our durable cables ensure lifelong protection and performance, so aircrews can maintain focus instead of dealing with unreliable electronic systems that can risk the mission.

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Overview

In any defense scenario, high-speed data cables must maintain stable communication on avionics networks to ensure the mission and aircrews are never at risk.

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables utilize low-voltage differential signals (LVDS) with controlled impedance for data transmission lines at speeds up to 1 GHz. No matter the conditions inside or outside the aircraft, our cables ensure reliable performance for a successful mission every time. That’s because the combination of durable materials in their construction enables a higher tolerance against the harshest environments, like rapid changes in temperatures encountered during take-off and landing.

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Our shielded twisted pair cables work well in aerospace harness applications because of their high flexibility and easy routability in hard-to-reach places of airframes. The low-dielectric cable configuration is 30% smaller, which reduces overall weight by as much as 50% when compared to standard configurations. If you compare our design side by side with alternative designs, you’ll see that our cable is drastically smaller.

Our cables’ superior electrical performance can also reduce the need for additional signal amplification in your system architecture, decreasing weight and power requirements even more.

Low-Profile configuration of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables

Low-profile configuration

Smaller diameter of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables

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Durable construction of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables

Applications

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of aircraft applications, including:

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

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

Benefits

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables provide aircraft system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • reliable LVDS with controlled impedance for high-speed data transfer up to 1 GHz
  • durable construction protects against harsh conditions, like rapid temperatures
  • low-profile configuration reduces size by 30% and weight by as much as 50%
  • less need for additional signal amplification further reduces weight/power requirements
  • highly flexible with a tighter bend radius for easier installation in hard-to-reach places
  • compatible with variety of high-speed aerospace connector systems/backshells
  • selected pre-qualified samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
  • low technical risk based on validated product performance in real-world conditions

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 Shielded Twisted Pair Cables.

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms)a 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

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Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Blue/White
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to +200
Part Numbers & Drawings

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

Fill out a short form to receive a complimentary sample of our pre-qualified cables for prototyping and evaluation from our authorized global distributors, Air Cost Control (Europe) or WireMasters (US).

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Recent News

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Gore is Virtual at 2020 V-MDEX

May 20, 2020 - May 21, 2020

Due to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, the Michigan Defense Exposition has been moved to a free virtual environment — now called V-MDEX.

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Gore Launches New Online Microwave/RF Assembly Builder

Posted April 21, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates has launched its updated GORE® Microwave/RF Assembly Builder, a step-by-step tool that allows the user to configure and request a quote for an assembly with a variety of connector & cable options, assembly lengths, and frequencies.

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Gore at Satellite 2020

March 9, 2020 - March 12, 2020

Visit us in Booth 1731 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. We’ll be showcasing our comprehensive portfolio of reliable solutions for traditional space applications and the NewSpace economy.

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Gore Featuring Qualified, High-Performance Solutions at Satellite 2020

Posted March 3, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates will showcase a broad portfolio of GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies for traditional and NewSpace applications at Satellite 2020 in Washington, DC on March 9 to 12 in Booth 1731.

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