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.

Each aircraft USB cable also supports the latest power management systems so military personnel can charge their carry-on devices quickly and easily without delay.


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 RF shielded USB cable bundles 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 you connect our military USB cable bundles 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.

Sturdy, lightweight construction of GORE USB Cables.

Engineered fluoropolymer jacket


Braided shield


Color-coded composite dielectric


Silver-plated copper alloy conductor


Drain wire


ePTFE Binder


Sturdy, lightweight construction of GORE USB Cables.



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 Mil-Spec USB 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.


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

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 & Drawings

We invite you to download drawings of our USB cable construction to view 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)


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


Gore’s military-grade USB cable bundles for 2.0 and 3.1 protocols offer the power, speed, sturdiness and reliability necessary for critical avionics and portable devices. Get a sample of our tested, pre-qualified cable bundles shipped within 48 hours to evaluate in your application. You can also browse the sample library of our other high data rate solutions for evaluation.

For technical information contact a Gore representative today. If you're ready to place an order now, connect with our trusted distributor.


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The European Aviation Network Selects GORE® Microwave Sealed Airframe Assemblies for Durable and Reliable Signal Performance

Veröffentlicht: 6. Mai 2017

Gore is pleased to announce that starting this summer, GORE® Microwave Sealed Airframe Assemblies will be used to improve Wi-Fi internet access on European short-haul flights.

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