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

Aerospace Twisted Shielded Pairs Cable Construction
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Engineered fluoropolymer jacket

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Braided shield

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Silver-plated copper alloy conductor

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Color-coded composite dielectric

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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

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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 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 Data Cables Earn German VG Military Qualification

Posted September 14, 2021

Gore announced today several of its next-generation data cable products for aerospace and defense applications have earned an important qualification. The prestigious VG designation from the Bundeswehr, Germany’s unified armed forces as well as related civilian administrative and procurement organizations, is expected to facilitate further adoption of these cables for military use.

Press Release

W. L. Gore & Associates Offers Ultra-low-loss 12G-SDI Coaxial Video Cable for Defense Applications

Posted September 10, 2021

Gore announced the expansion of its Coaxial Cables line for defense land system applications. The new product is smaller and lighter than previous offerings, yet capable of transmitting ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4K video with excellent shielding from radio frequency interference.

Event

W. L. Gore & Associates Exhibiting Virtually at IMS2021

June 20, 2021 - June 25, 2021

Gore is exhibiting virtually at this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and you’re invited to visit our virtual booth. We’ll describe how our proven portfolio of durable microwave/RF test assemblies delivers stable and consistent performance for reliable 5G test results.

Press Release

GORE Honored by BAE Systems with Silver Supplier Award

Posted April 26, 2021

Gore announced today it was named a Silver Supplier for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2020 by BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector.

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