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ARINC 801 Products

  XiOptics offers the NXTCore optical terminus system for customer's desiring a feature rich ARINC801 optical terminus. NXTCore is fully compliant and qualified to the ARINC 801 specification while introducing an industry first application of hex registry tuning for multi-channel optical solutions.

   NXTCore's proprietary tuning feature is unique in the market and the design features consistently deliver lower optical loss, superior single mode and angle polish performance than is available with older design approaches. NXTCore is fully intermatable and interchanable with all other ARINC801 termini but when paired together in a mated connector the benefits truly shine thru. The terminus system can be used with any ARINC801 connector system and will improve the performance of those connectors performance over standard available ARINC801 style termini.

   NXTCore is available both in pull-proof and non-pull proof variants as defined by the ARINC801 specification specification. Further, NXTCore offers the only solution specifically configured for 900 micron sub-jacketed fiber. This allows for extremely tight packaging of the optical interconnects inside electronics boxes or racks. With NXTCore, XiOptics offers the broadest ARINC801 terminus product portfolio from any single manufacturer. This allows XiOptics customers to do all of their terminus selection from a single source regardless the application.

  In addition to the standard specification features XiOptics' A801 solution offers:

  • Body Materials: NXTCore uses exclusively precision machined and passivated stainless steel in all high stress components.  For sliding elements, heavy nickel plating is used to improve sliding surface performance.  These material selection ensure compatibility with all ARINC specification connector platforms.
  • Compression Springs: the A801 terminus uses only the finest pre-set stainless steel springs. This ensures that the product performs after hundreds of mating cycles exactly as it performed on its first cycle.  Spring compression performance is specified to mirror that of industry standard LC interconnects hence when NXTCore is used in conjunction with XiOptics LCe metallic LC adapter full intermate capability exists to the LC industry standard but with robustness only available from XiOptics.
  • Ceramic Components: NXTCore uses only Japanese manufactured precision 1.25 mm zirconia ceramic components. All ferrules options have concentricity and diametric tolerances controlled within a half of a micron (.00002 of an inch). In some cases these precision ceramics align fibers times more accurately than competing designs. This results in insertion loss values that are not only typically lower but also more stable during product lifetimes and across environmental exposures.
  • Tuning: NXTCore is the first ARINC 801 compliant optical terminus to offer full hex registration tuning.  This delivers superior optical insertion loss performance in random mate connections and brings true low loss single mode optical cable interconnections into ARINC 801 connectors.  In addition, NXTCore is the first ARINC 801 optical terminus system that can deliver low loss angle polish (APC) multi-channel solutions..


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