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Gore and Amphenol Offer Superior Ethernet Interconnect Performance for Military and Civil Aircraft Applications

Macrovision, Inc.

LANDENBERG, PA, APRIL 5, 2016 — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) and Amphenol Corporation recently launched high-speed interconnect offerings to deliver superior 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) performance for military and civil aircraft applications. Engineered for the demands of modern airborne digital networks, GORE® Aerospace Ethernet cables exceed Cat6a requirements in a small, lightweight, flexible and routable package. These cables feature individually shielded pairs that provide enhanced electrical performance with lower signal attenuation and minimal crosstalk.

In addition, Gore’s Cat6a cable terminated with Amphenol® Oval Contact System (OCS) 13-53 provides reliable signal integrity up to 80 meters while meeting the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) 568-C.2 requirements for high-speed data transmission up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gb/s). This connector-cable combination exceeds standard requirements by providing return loss less than -20 dB and crosstalk less than -55 dB through 500 MHz.

“We are excited about our collaboration with Amphenol to provide customers with high-speed Ethernet interconnect solutions,” says Brian Tallman, Product Manager for Gore’s Aerospace Team. He adds, “Thorough testing conducted by two independent labs showed that our cable is highly compatible with Amphenol’s advanced OCS connector, and the combination delivers maximum performance for Cat6a protocol.”

Jared Sibrava, Director of Amphenol’s High Speed Solutions Business Unit says, “Coupling our OCS connector with Gore’s Cat6a cable is a huge win for the aerospace industry.” He adds, “These two technologies fit hand in hand and provide the market with the highest performance rugged solution for 10 GbE.”

Customers can download Gore’s best practices for terminating GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables with Amphenol® OCS and related electrical data for connector-cable compatibility at

Additional connector performance data and ordering information for Amphenol® OCS is available at

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3.2 billion and employs approximately 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at

About Amphenol Corporation

As one of the largest developers of interconnection technologies for the military and commercial aerospace industries, Amphenol Aerospace Operations (AAO) provides OEMs worldwide with rugged, high quality products that withstand the harshest environments. AAO designs, manufactures, and supplies circular and rectangular, electronic, board level, fiber optic, EMI/EMP filter connectors, as well as cable assemblies and integrated systems, for a wide array of markets.

AAO is headquartered in Sidney, N.Y. with other facilities located in Mexico and China. Our manufacturing facilities, located in Sidney NY, house approximately 1,000 employees. The facilities incorporate state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies including: CNC machining, die-casting, molding, impact and extruding, plating, screw machining and process controls.

AAO is a division of Amphenol Corporation, which is headquartered in Wallingford, CT. Amphenol Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with 2014 sales topping $5 billion.

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Amphenol is a registered trademark of Amphenol Corporation.

Source: Macrovision, Inc.