Overview

Improvements in aerospace technology and passenger expectations for constant connection and access to IFE are driving the demand to update commercial aircraft with higher data rate cables. These cables also need to provide consistent power in less space of an airframe.

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 flight 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.

SAVE WEIGHT WITH GORE CABLE TECHNOLOGY

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 oval configurations. If you compare our design side by side with alternative round 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

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 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 to 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

a Contact a Gore representative for other impedance options.

 

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 cable characteristics, like diameter, weight, minimum bend radius and insertion loss.

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).

Resources

Recent News

Press Release

W. L. Gore & Associates Expands Mission Capabilities for Microwave RF Assemblies

Posted June 16, 2022

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced a new higher-frequency 40Ghz option for its GORE-FLIGHT® Microwave Assemblies. The new option will help EW and C5ISR users and customers who want to transport electrical signals reliably with minimal size, weight and power. The newest capability for GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies will allow for higher frequency applications that will offer low loss, high integrity and greater longevity cables.

Event

See Gore Demos at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA)

April 3, 2022 - April 5, 2022

Come by Booth 305 to watch demonstrations so you can see the durability and flexibility of GORE® Aerospace Cables and Materials and how they continually outperform leading alternatives before and after installation and over time.

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Join Us at the Aviation Forum

December 7, 2021 - December 8, 2021

Visit our Booth F16 to tell us about your latest airframe and aviation system developments and hear more about our solutions for the civil aerospace industry. We’re looking forward to meeting and talking in person again after so long!

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Visit Us at Cribbins

November 15, 2021 - November 17, 2021

We’re excited to be able to meet and talk in person again after so many virtual meetings! Stop by Booth 609 to talk with us about your latest aviation and airframe system developments. And you don’t want to miss our latest Fiber Optic Cables Demonstration, so come by and ask to see it.

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