Gore launches new FireWire(R) hgh flex cable assemblies
Feb 16, 2007
W. L. Gore & Associates introduces GOREâ„˘ FireWireÂ® High Flex Round and Flat Cable Assemblies, providing motion control and vision systems with reliable interconnects for high performance flex life and signal transmission performance.
These assemblies should be used to avoid bit errors in moving FireWire systems. GORE FireWire High Flex Cable Assemblies provide peace of mind when reliable system performance and equipment uptime are critical.
Most FireWire cables on the market today are designed for static environments and when put in motion environments; they fail to meet the IEEE1394 electrical specifications. Additionally, the attenuation increases significantly when these cables are flexed. GORE FireWire 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. During flex, GORE FireWire High Flex Cable Assemblies will prevent bit errors or loss of data.
GORE FireWire High Flex Round Cable Assemblies have been tested beyond 10 million cycles in rolling flex motions on bend radius of 50mm. GORE FireWire High Flex Flat Cable Assemblies have been tested beyond 20 million cycles in rolling flex motions on bend radius of 20mm. These cables showed a stable signal transmission performance during these tests while competitive samples failed.
The maximum use length of the cable is dependant on frequency of the signal and attenuation of the cable. The maximum use length for GORE FireWire High Flex Cable Assemblies is calculated from the attenuation value of the cable during flex. These 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 m, 3 m, 4.5 m and 7.7 m. Gore also offers the ability to customize a FireWire cable assembly to meet your specific application requirements.
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