TE Connectivity has released its Raychem USB 3.1 cable, increasing data rate speeds up to 10 Gbits/s, double the bandwidth of USB 3.0. Supporting legacy USB 2.0 and targeting commercial and military/aerospace applications, the USB 3.1 cable is designed for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL), urban air mobility (UAM), and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications.
(Source: TE Connectivity)
The USB 3.1 cable can withstand harsh environment temperatures ranging between -65˚C to 200˚C. voltage withstand is 1500 Vrms conductor-to conductor and 500 Vrms conductor-to-shield. Capacitance (nominal) is 15.5 pF/ft (50.9 pF/m) and skew (nominal) is 4.6 ps/ft (15 ps/m).
The Raychem cable can reduce harnessing time and cost for a range of military/aerospace applications such as in-flight entertainment (IFE) and data transfer to missile applications and avionics systems, said TE. Also, the cable construction uses an extruded component and jacket, which can result in a more simplified termination, compared to industry-standard tape-wrap constructions, added the company.
Other features include a jacket tensile strength of 2000 psi minimum and jacket elongation of 200% minimum. The cable meets flammability requirements of FAR part 25, Appendix F, Part 1 when tested in accordance with the 60-degree test.
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