September 29, 2015 – In response to growing passenger demand for quick and easy access to in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC), W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) and Kontron – a manufacturer of embedded computer modules, boards and systems – are working together to provide faster data transmission.
The partners intend to couple Gore’s Ethernet cables with Kontron’s embedded computing avionic systems to deliver reliable signal integrity for high-speed data transmission up to 10 gigabits over longer distances. The lightweight construction and smaller gauge size of the cables iis claimed to help reduce weight on aircraft.
Adrian Milne, global product manager with Gore, stated, “Our goal is to provide Kontron with interconnects that are lighter, smaller, and more efficient to help their leading-edge connectivity systems perform at the optimum level.”
R.J. McLaren, Kontron Avionics’ product manager, added, “Ecosystem collaboration is critical when developing next-generation solutions, and Gore’s innovative materials expertise provide an optimal interconnect solution for our high data rate systems.”