Cable Performance and Specifications

GORE Ethernet Cables (2 Pairs, Cat5e) for Aircraft are built tough to withstand extreme temperatures, constant in-flight vibration, and other environmental challenges associated with aviation. Each cable maintains a light, compact size while shielding internal components with a strong, multilayer design that includes an engineered fluoropolymer jacket and braided shield. GORE Ethernet Cables (2 Pairs, Cat5e) for Aircraft also outperform alternatives with features like the following:

Ethernet Cat5e Protocol

Ideal for a variety of high-speed aerospace and defense connector systems and backshells, GORE Ethernet Cables (2 Pairs, Cat5e) for Aircraft follows our Ethernet Cat5e protocol. This means that they preserve signal integrity, significantly exceed crosstalk requirements, and reliably carry up to 1 GHz of high-speed data.

Design Based on Flexibility and Strength

From extreme temperatures to constant vibration during flight, GORE Ethernet Cables (2 Pairs, Cat5e) for Aircraft are mechanically strong enough to handle the toughest of airborne environments. They also have a smaller form factor that is highly flexible, as well as tighter bending capacity, meaning engineers will experience simpler routing and faster installation in complex airframes – especially those with less space.

Ethernet 1000BASE-T Performance

In avionic applications, positioning two GORE Ethernet Cables (2 Pairs, Cat5e) for Aircraft side by side achieves Ethernet 1000BASE-T performance, giving engineers unrivaled flexibility and peace of mind about their systems’ abilities.

Meeting Rigorous Standards across Several Applications

Aircraft environments are notoriously difficult, exposing networking components to heat, cold, vibration, and other challenges. To ensure GORE Ethernet Cables (2 Pairs, Cat5e) for Aircraft deliver consistent performance for the life of the aircraft, they are tested and pre-qualified and meet standard SAE AS4373™ for Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire. We also ensure compliance with the following standards:

  • Flammability: ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I
  • Toxicity: ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239
  • Smoke Density: ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V
  • Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking: ANSI/NEMA WC 27500
  • Performance Requirements: ANSI/TIA 568-C.2
  • IEEE 802.3: Ethernet 100BASE-T / 1000BASE-T (2 cables)

With an ideal blend of mechanical strength, optimized speed and routing flexibility, our Ethernet cables are ideal for most high-speed data applications for aerospace. Common uses include:

  • Avionics digital networks
  • Cabin management systems
  • Digital video systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • Serial buses

How to Order GORE Ethernet Cables (2 Pairs, Cat5e) for Aircraft

Modern aircraft run on high-speed data, making it imperative that all Ethernet cables are strong and flexible enough to support fast transmission and optimal signal integrity in difficult environments. To learn more about GORE Ethernet Cables (2 Pairs, Cat5e) for civil and military aircraft (part no. RCN9133-26) or other high data rate and video cables, explore our sample products and lead times. We’ll send you tested, prequalified samples and small quantities within 48 hours of your request. If you’re ready to place an order, contact a distributor today.