It’s essential for aircrews to view critical video instantly and as clearly as possible in cockpits and workstations to avoid potential disasters. So aviation cables must be rugged, support high-resolution displays and transmit fast, reliable signals. Cables must also be small enough to fit in limited spaces and light enough to help save weight on aircraft.

Offering versions for 1.4 Cat2 and 2.0 protocols, GORE HDMI Cables support 4K video resolution for a rich, clear, defined viewing experience on aircraft displays. They’re proven to transmit outstanding signals at high data rates up to 18 Gb so that aircrews can receive and view critical Intel instantaneously in high definition.


Size and flexibility matter when it comes to routing cables in military aircraft to avoid frequent failures, reduce replacement costs and keep aircraft weight down. We construct our HDMI cable bundles with unique, low-weight materials that produce smaller diameters and tighter bend radii for optimal flexibility during installation. When space is at a premium, maintainers will appreciate how quick and easy it is to bend and route our cable bundles.

But, that doesn’t mean durability is compromised. Though low weight, these cable bundles can easily sustain the demands of their environment, providing lifetime performance for military personnel and cost savings for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

When you want a product that involves less complicated routing and delivers unfailing high data rate performance for life, connect GORE HDMI Cables to your aircraft displays and portable devices.

Construction of Gore HDMI Cables

Engineered fluoropolymer jacket


ePTFE binder


Silver-plated copper / SPC alloy conductor


Color-coded composite dielectric


Braided shield


Low-weight materials of GORE HDMI Cables


GORE HDMI Cables promise reliable high data rate transmission and optimal viewing experience in a variety of airborne applications, like:

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

Our cables can also be terminated with a variety of leading high-speed aerospace connector systems and backshells, like ARINC and MIL-STD-38999 with size 8 contacts. If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.

Features & Benefits

GORE HDMI Cables are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against challenging environmental factors and aircraft conditions, including:

  • chemically inert, temperature- and abrasion-resistant materials
  • low-weight, flexible cable bundle design with reduced diameters

Our cable bundles provide aircraft system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical and environmental performance such as:

  • 1.4 Cat 2 and 2.0 versions to meet protocol requirements
  • outstanding signals for high speed data transmission up to 18 Gb
  • support 4K video resolution for a rich, clear, defined viewing experience
  • robust construction provides uncompromising durability in difficult conditions
  • weight savings in aircraft from low weight cable design
  • simplified routing from smaller diameters, more flexibility and tighter bend radii
  • lifetime product performance yields less failures and replacement costs
  • compatible with a variety of high-speed connector systems and backshells
  • selected pre-qualified samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
  • low risk based on validated product performance in real-world conditions

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


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

Electrical Property Value
Transmission Speed Gb Up to 18
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
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 Expanded PTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range °C -65 to +200
Part Number & Drawing

We invite you to download our drawing to view cable characteristics, like diameter size, weight, minimum bend radius and insertion loss values.

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



GORE HDMI Cables for Defense Aircraft 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)

For more information about the qualifications of our cable bundles, contact a Gore representative today.

More Information


Our versions for 1.4 Cat2 and 2.0 protocols provide the highest quality data transfer and video resolution required for aircraft displays. To learn more about our HDMI cables and other high speed data solutions for defense aircraft, view our sample inventory. Our tested, prequalified, complimentary samples are available in 48 hours. If you’re ready to place an order now, get in touch with an authorized distributor or contact a Gore representative today.


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