Overview

NON-STOP SIGNAL TRANSFER

The success of any mission depends greatly on aircrews receiving critical information immediately without any signal or data glitches. They also need to charge their portable devices as fast as possible without interruptions.

Available in 2.0 and 3.1 versions, GORE USB Cables offer nonstop signal transmission up to 10 Gb without failure. They make sure high volumes of data and video are uploaded and downloaded instantly on avionics, so aircrews get real-time Intel.

Both versions of our cable bundles also support the latest power management systems so military personnel can charge carry-on devices quickly, easily and without delays.

LIFETIME PROTECTION

Airborne environments can be extremely challenging for power and data cables, exposing them and sensitive avionics to brutal conditions. So for added protection, we manufacturer our USB cables with engineered fluoropolymer materials proven to deliver a lifetime of service. They can easily tolerate the most harmful conditions, like extreme temperatures, abrasion, chemicals and more.

What’s more, our unique materials are lighter weight than alternatives, so they won’t add unwanted weight to aircraft when connected to avionics.

You can trust that sturdy, lightweight GORE USB Cables for defense aircraft will perform without failure and last long after the alternatives have surrendered to the environment.

USB Cable Construction
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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 alloy conductor

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Drain wire

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ePTFE binder

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Sturdy, lightweight construction of GORE USB Cables

Applications

PROVEN PERFORMANCE ACROSS AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS

GORE USB Cables deliver trustworthy results in a variety of high power and high data rate transmission applications, like:

  • content loading
  • data transfer
  • digital video systems
  • electronic flight bag (EFB)
  • portable electronic devices
  • power remote devices

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

Features & Benefits

GORE USB 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
  • lightweight cable bundle construction

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

  • meet 2.0 and 3.1 high data rate protocol requirements
  • nonstop signals for high speed data transmission up to 10 Gb
  • instant high-volume content uploads/downloads to receive real-time Intel
  • charge carry-on devices quickly and easily without delays
  • lifetime protection against brutal aircraft conditions, like extreme temps
  • 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 cable bundles, contact a Gore representative today.

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE USB Cables for defense aircraft.

Electrical Property Value
Transmission Speed Gb Up to 10
Standard Impedance Ohms
  High-Speed Pairs
  Low-Speed Pair
 
90 ± 5
90 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage V < 15
Nominal Velocity of Propagation % 80
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft) 4.07 (1.24)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft) 50.0 (15.2)
Maximum Skew Within Paira ps/m (ps/ft) 15.0 (4.6)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Vrms
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000

a Shielded twisted pairs only.

Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color Coding High-Speed Pairs: Blue/White, Yellow/White, Orange/White, Violet/White
Low-Speed Pair: Green/White
Power: Black/Red
Dielectric Material Expanded PTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range °C -65 to +200
Part Numbers and Drawings

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

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
2.0 Version
RCN8800-22D-22P-H Data Pair: 22 (19/34)
Power Pair: 22 (19/34)
RCN8800-24D-22P-H Data Pair: 24 (19/36)
Power Pair: 22 (19/34)
RCN8800-26D-24P-H Data Pair: 26 (19/38)
Power Pair: 24 (19/36)
3.1 Version
GSC-03-84761-24D Data Pair: 26 (19/38)
Power Pair: 24 (19/36)

Qualifications

GORE USB Cables for Defense Aircraft have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • CS/FAR Part 25, Section 25.853, Appendix F, Part I (b)(7): Flammability
  • SAE AS4373™: Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire (Contact Gore for available data)

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

More Information

LEARN MORE ABOUT GORE USB CABLES OR ORDER NOW

For USB 2.0 and 3.1 protocols, Gore’s cable bundles offer the power, speed, sturdiness and reliability necessary for critical avionics and portable devices. Browse the sample library of our tested, pre-qualified cable bundles and other high data rate solutions to evaluate them in your application. To learn more, contact a Gore representative today or place an order with our trusted distributor now.

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