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Gore intros high-flex FireWire cable assemblies

Posted: 28 Dec 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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GORE FireWire High Flex Round and Flat Cable Assemblies

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has introduced the Gore FireWire High Flex Round and Flat Cable Assemblies, providing motion control and vision systems with reliable flex life performance.

The new high-flex cable assemblies were designed to prevent lost data or data integrity issues. They are suitable for applications where reliable system performance and equipment uptime are critical.

Most FireWire cables on the market are designed for static environments. When put in motion environments, they fail to meet the IEEE 1394 electrical specifications. Additionally, the attenuation increases significantly when these cables are flexed. Gore's high-flex cable assemblies maintain stable attenuation over the flex life. They are designed to meet the demands associated with motion control and vision systems. They will flex with no bit errors or loss of data.

Performance testing
The round cable assemblies have been tested to achieve 5 million cycles in rolling flex motions on bend radius of 50mm. The flat cable assemblies have been tested to achieve 20 million cycles in rolling flex motions on bend radius of 20mm. Both cables experienced minimal change in insertion loss and impedance during these tests.

The maximum use length for these high-flex cable assemblies is calculated from the attenuation value of the cable during flex. The assemblies will provide reliable data transmission during flexing and can also be used when systems demand longer length cable.

GORE FireWire High Flex Flat and Round Cable Assemblies are available with quick lead times. The following lengths are available from stock: 2-, 3-, 4.5- and 7.7m. Gore also offers the ability to customize a FireWire cable assembly to meet the customer's specific application requirements.




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