GORE® HDMI Cables for Civil Aircraft

Our cable bundles in two versions enable a higher resolution for increased clarity when pilots are viewing flight data in cockpits and passengers are watching IFE in cabins during travel. They meet the industry’s demand for higher data rates on airborne digital networks and systems in a small, low-weight construction.

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GORE® HDMI Cables for Aircraft – W. L. Gore & Associates

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Overview

With the advancements in modern digital networks and passenger demand for faster access to IFE in high definition, cables need to deliver higher data rates over longer distances with higher video resolution. At the same time, they need to provide consistent power performance and signal integrity in less space.

GORE Aerospace HDMI 2.0 Cables enable a higher resolution up to 4K at 50/60 (2160p), which is four times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution allowing passengers to experience IFE in even higher definition. Gore’s cable bundles deliver excellent signal integrity for high-speed data transmission up to 18 gigabits over longer distances.

Higher Resolution Displays

GORE HDMI Cables in 1.4 Cat2 and 2.0 versions support 4K (2160p) resolution, which is 4x the clarity of 1080p for a richer viewing experience on cockpit and cabin displays. Our cable bundles provide outstanding high-speed signals for data and video transmission up to 18 Gb, so flight crews can view necessary data and passengers can watch IFE on crystal clear, high definition displays.

They significantly reduce overall cable size because of the unique low-weight materials in the construction that enables a smaller cable diameter. Aircraft maintainers will be pleased because the greater flexibility and tighter bending capability of these cable bundles involve less complicated routing where space is at a premium. But, that doesn’t mean durability is compromised — our cable bundles can sustain the demands of their surroundings, ensuring lifetime performance long after the alternatives have failed.

HDMI Cable Construction
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Engineered fluoropolymer jacket

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ePTFE binder

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Silver-plated copper / SPC alloy conductor

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Color-coded composite dielectric

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Braided shield

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Low-weight materials of GORE HDMI Cables

Applications

GORE HDMI Cables are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of aircraft applications, including:

  • digital video systems
  • electronic flight bag (EFB)
  • flight management systems
  • glass cockpits
  • in-flight entertainment (IFE)
  • portable electronic devices
  • weather mapping

If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, please contact a Gore representative.

Benefits

GORE HDMI Cables provide aircraft system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • support 4K resolution for increased clarity when viewing aircraft displays
  • outstanding high-speed signals for data/video transmission up to 18 Gb
  • more durability to sustain demanding surroundings for lifetime performance
  • reduced cable size due to low-weight construction and smaller diameter
  • increased flexibility with tighter bending capability for less complicated routing
  • compatible with variety of high-speed aerospace connector systems/backshells
  • selected pre-qualified samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
  • low technical risk based on validated product performance in real-world conditions

For more information about the benefits of our cable bundles, please contact a Gore representative.

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE HDMI Cables.

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (Ohms) 100 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage (V) < 15
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (%) 80
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft) 4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft) 230.0 (70.0)
Maximum Skew Within Pair ps/m (ps/ft) 15.0 (4.6)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000
Environmental / Mechanical Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color Gray
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper / SPC alloy
Conductor Color-Coding High-Speed Pairs: Blue/White, Brown/White, Green/White, Red/White
SIngles: Orange, Violet, White, Yellow
Triad: Gray, Pink, Tan
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to +200
Part Number & Drawing

Download the drawing to view cable characteristics like diameter, weight, minimum bend radius and insertion loss.

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
RCN9121 Data/Drains/Discrete Pairs: 26 (19/38)
Capacitance-Controlled Singles: 28 (19/40)

Qualifications

GORE HDMI Cables have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I: Flammability
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • SAE AS4373™: Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire (Contact Gore for available data)

Fill out a short form to receive a complimentary sample of our pre-qualified cables for prototyping and evaluation from our authorized global distributors, Air Cost Control (Europe) or WireMasters (US).

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Posted October 13, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates announced today a new solution that meets higher voltages as the trend continues towards aircraft electrification to reduce the impact of air transport on our environment. GORE® High Performance Aerospace Wires, GWN3000 Series, deliver the best combination of superior mechanical strength and outstanding electrical reliability without increasing wire bundle size or weight.

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Posted September 16, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates announced that its GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies were recognized among the 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the aerospace and defense community recognized Gore as a Gold honoree. These assemblies are being recognized for their durability and reliability for precision testing of electronic warfare (EW) / radar suites; electronic surveillance/counter measures; radar warning systems; missile approach warning systems; and navigation/communication systems.

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W. L. Gore & Associates Goes Virtual at IMS2020

August 4, 2020 - August 6, 2020

Due to the ongoing challenge of COVID-19, IMS2020 has been moved to virtual with live streaming. A key topic at the symposium is 5G connectivity, and Gore will present a portfolio of reliable microwave/RF test assemblies for 5G testing. We’ll describe how our cable assemblies provide durable, stable, and consistent performance to ensuring accurate and reliable testing results.

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Posted July 30, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) today announced the company’s involvement in the Mars 2020 Mission scheduled for launch on July 30 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This U.S. mission addresses high-priority scientific goals for exploration to help answer the questions of potential life on Mars.

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