TE Connectivity releases 10Gb/s Cat 7 Ethernet cables for defense applications

Oct. 31, 2019
Ruggedized cables offer versatility and high-performance in harsh environments.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – TE Connectivity (TE) introduced its Raychem Cat 7 cables. Designed for harsh military marine and defense applications, these ruggedized cables include features that optimize performance under tough conditions. TE’s Cat 7 cables support speeds up to 10Gb/s over four jacketed, individually-shielded and twisted pairs.

Utilizing the material sciences expertise developed by Raychem, TE is able to offer a multitude of options such as the low smoke, zero halogen jacket (ZEROHAL), which is approved to UK Defense Standard 61-12 Part 31. Constructions are available in 23 AWG solid bare copper and 24 AWG stranded tin coated copper that meet IEC 61156-6 electrical requirements for Category 7 cables.

“Our Raychem Cat 7 cables are designed for versatility and performance,” said Mark Johnstone, product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “These cables are Raychem harness system compatible and can be used with other TE products like CeeLok FAS-T or CeeLok FAS-X connectors, making system integration easier for our customers.”

TE’s Raychem Cat 7 cables are designed for a variety of military and defense applications. Among these are missile warning systems, radio communication, remote weapon systems, fire control systems and high-speed networking.

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