Ubiquiti Networks airFiber 5XHD
Ubiquiti Networks continues to disrupt the wireless broadband market with revolutionary LTU technology that breaks through the limitations of 802.11 Wi-Fi technology. Designed for use in the 5 GHz frequency band, the new airFiber AF-5XHD is Ubiquiti’s first LTU radio, offering greater channel bandwidths of up to 100 MHz and more advanced RF components.
Pair the AF-5XHD with a compatible Ubiquiti airFiber X antenna or RocketDish antenna for a complete 4.8 to 6.2 GHz Point-to-Point (PtP) solution. An IP67 upgrade kit is included to provide enhanced protection from dust and water.
Engineered for Performance
Designed specifically for the Wireless ISP industry from the ground floor up, the AF-5XHD’s custom LTU silicon and radio architecture provide breakthrough performance. Its core communications processing engine surpasses the limitations inherent to generic Wi-Fi chips to provide low latency, long-range capability, DFS flexibility, higher constellations and better power output, along with improved receive sensitivity.
The AF-5XHD features industry-leading 21.2 bps/Hz spectral efficiency, line-rate data packet processing for up to 1.34 Gbps of real data throughput and innovative xtreme Range Technology (xRT ).
The AF-5XHD offers the following advanced features
Programmable Transmit Power
The radio’s transmit power level can be programmed up to +29 dBm.
Programmable Duty Cycle (GPS synchronized frames)
The AF-5XHD allows configuration of asymmetric TX and RX duty cycles. TX ratios include 25%, 33%, 50%, 66.7% and 75%.
Configurable GPS Synchronization
The AF-5XHD offers configurable support for 2, 2.5, 4 and 5 ms frames. Timing is compatible with all other synchronous systems.
Split TX and RX Frequency
The radio can operate on different frequencies for TX and RX, allowing great flexibility for interference avoidance.
Split TX and RX Channel Bandwidth
Support for different channel bandwidths for TX and RX allows users to scale required data capacity more efficiently.
Adaptive Modulation up to 4096 QAM
Adaptive modulation rates of up to 4096 QAM are supported.
Dual Redundant Gigabit Ethernet Ports with PoE
The AF-5XHD has two Gigabit Ethernet ports that can be used to provide redundant PoE power.
OFDM and OFDMA Support
The radio offers flexible scheduling for 2, 4 or 8 sub channels.
Bluetooth Wireless Configuration
Use the built-in Bluetooth interface for wireless configuration.
AlignLock Antenna Aiming Guard
This alerts the user when the radio or antenna aiming is changed due to tampering, impact or storm damage.
User-Configurable Interference Mitigation
Three user-selectable profiles support both high-interference and greenfield deployments for robust, optimal performance.
Redundant Images for Fail-Safe Configuration
Creation of backup firmware images ensures fail-safe configuration and enhances reliability.
Persistent Spectrum Analysis with Dedicated RXPerform real-time spectral analysis for the full band on live links without interrupting the link operation.
Wide Voltage Range, Enhanced Surge Protection
The AF-5XHD has an operating voltage range of 19-50VDC and provides enhanced surge protection.
The airFiber AF-5XHD uses Ubiquiti’s airOS LTU software, which offers you a variety of advanced features.
Spectral Analysis with airView
airView allows you to identify noise signatures and plan your networks to minimize noise interference. airView performs the following functions:
• Constantly monitors environmental noise
• Collects energy data points in real-time spectral views
• Helps optimize channel selection, network design and wireless performance
airView runs in the background without disabling the wireless link, so there is no disruption to the network. In airView, there are three spectral views, each of which represents different data: waveform, waterfall and ambient noise level. airView provides powerful spectrum analyzer functionality, eliminating the need to rent or purchase additional equipment for conducting site surveys.
The AF-5XHD supports the Ubiquiti Network Management System. UNMS is a comprehensive management controller featuring an easy-to-navigate graphic UI. The UNMS app provides instant access to the airOS configuration interface and can be downloaded from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android). UNMS allows you to set up, configure and manage the AF-5XHD and offers various configuration options once you’re connected or logged in.