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 must be smaller and lighter to reduce weight but also more robust to handle rigorous routing in less space and harsh flight conditions.

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.


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.

Design comparison of Gore’s low-profile STP cables vs. standard oval cables.

Low-profile configuration

Diameter comparison of Gore’s 2-core twisted pair cable vs. alternative round cable.

Smaller diameter

Construction of Gore’s STP cables for military avionics & vectronics.

Engineered fluoropolymer jacket


Braided shield


Color-coded composite dielectric


Silver-plated copper/SPC alloy conductor


Durable construction of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables.


Methodically tested and qualified to stringent industry standards, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables perform reliably in a number of civil aircraft applications, like:

  • avionics digital networks
  • cabin management systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • HD streaming camera/video systems
  • high-density connectors
  • LVDS devices
  • sensor/processor interconnects
  • serial buses

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 differential Twinax sizes 8 and 22D contacts.

Features & Benefits

Unlike standard oval or alternative round versions, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against harsh maintenance and flight conditions, including:

  • chemically inert, polyimide-free materials
  • abrasion- and temperature-resistant materials
  • low-profile cable configuration

Our durable cables offer system architects and engineers numerous benefits that ensure lifelong performance in civil aircraft, like:

  • reliable LVDS technology with 100-ohm controlled impedance
  • excellent signal integrity for high data rate transmission up to 1 GHz
  • 30% smaller and 50% lighter than standard oval cables
  • higher tolerance against extreme temperatures, cut-through, vibration, more 
  • improved installation from higher flexibility and tighter bend radius 
  • compatible with a variety of leading connector systems and backshells

Technical Specs & Drawings

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables for civil aircraft. Download our data sheet for more benefits and characteristics of shielded twisted pair cable part numbers. Also, fill out a short form for instant access to selected drawings.


Elec./Mech./Environ. PropertyValue
Signal Transmission Speed GHzUp to 1
Standard Impedance Ohms100 ± 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

Jacket MaterialEngineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket ColorWhite (Laser Markable)
ConductorSilver-Plated Copper or SPC Alloy
Conductor Color-CodingBlue/White
Dielectric MaterialExpanded PTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range °C-65 to +200


Get Samples or Buy

With proven durability and reliability in sending high data rate signals, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are an excellent fit for avionics and passenger IFE. To evaluate their quality and compatibility with your application, order from our selection of complimentary, pre-qualified samples.

If you’re ready to purchase our aviation cables now, connect with an authorized distributor for in-stock availability. To learn more or talk about your precise characteristic limits and application needs, call us today.

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