In the aerospace and defense industry, the widespread usage of data networks has driven more demand for high speed USB cables. Universal Serial Bus (USB) cables are a popular data solution because of its unique ability to transfer both power and data. USB is optimized for a variety of demanding applications for aircraft, mobile shelters and ground vehicles, including in-flight connectivity, data transfer, high definition video and IP cameras.
As new technologies develop and additional applications are identified, the requirement for increased data speeds have challenged interconnect engineers with building faster cables capable of being used at higher frequencies in more rugged environments. To accommodate the trend towards higher frequencies and faster speeds, the market is moving from USB 2.0 towards USB 3.1, which transmits 20x more data.
PIC Wire & Cable offers a portfolio of high speed DataMATES USB 2.0 and 3.1 cables that are designed to meet the standard’s data requirements and are robust solutions for applications requiring low loss, lightweight and flexible cables.