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Overview

Ubiquiti Networks continues to disrupt the wireless broadband market with revolutionary technology at breakthrough pricing by introducing the airFiber® AF-5XHD. Designed for use in the 5 GHz frequency band, the AF-5XHD features the newest radio technology, offering greater channel bandwidths (up to 100 MHz) and more advanced RF components.

The AF-5XHD is also compatible with a number of existing Ubiquiti® antennas for the 5 GHz band, including airFiber X antennas and certain RocketDish antennas. Pair the AF-5XHD with a compatible Ubiquiti antenna for a complete 5 GHz Point-to-Point (PtP) solution.

The AF-5XHD also includes a special IP67 upgrade kit for enhanced protection from dust and water.

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Engineered for Performance

Ubiquiti’s custom silicon and proprietary radio architecture are designed specifically for long-distance, outdoor wireless applications.

Our core communications processing engine surpasses all of the limitations inherent to generic Wi-Fi chips to provide superior performance, long-range capability, DFS flexibility, higher constellations, and power output, along with better receive sensitivity.

The AF-5XHD features industry leading 10.6 bps/Hz spectral efficiency, line-rate data packet processing for up to 1 Gbps of real data throughput, and innovative xtreme Range Technology (xRT) for up to 100 km in range.

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Key Features

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 5ms 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 1024QAM Adaptive modulation rates of up to 1024QAM (4096QAM with targeted upgrade) 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 subchannels.
  • 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 RX
    Perform 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 24-48VDC and provides enhanced surge protection.

* Available with a future firmware upgrade.


5 GHz Backhaul

Full-Band Certification with DFS

The AF-5XHD covers the entire, license-free, 5 GHz spectrum and includes DFS approval. Anyone around the world can deploy and operate the AF-5XHD in the 5 GHz range practically anywhere they choose (subject to local country regulations).

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Optimal Operation in Unlicensed Bands

Channel width flexibility (10/20/30/40/50/60/80/100 MHz) allows independent TX and RX channel frequency configurations anywhere within the radio band to avoid local interference, and the channel centers are selectable in 1 MHz increments. You also have the ability to program different uplink and downlink duty cycles to support asymmetric traffic requirements.

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Ultra-Low Latency with HDD Technology

The AF-5XHD is designed to provide the highest TDD throughput available and is engineered with proprietary Hybrid Division Duplexing (HDD) technology.

In a backhaul link, two AF-5XHD radios use patent-pending HDD technology to calculate the propagation delay and know when each radio can transmit and receive, so they send packets in precise synchronization. Packet transmission latency is virtually eliminated.

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Co-Location

Co-location is vital in many scenarios. For example, a WISP may have limited tower space, so it must co-locate all equipment within that allotted footprint.

GPS Synchronization

Precise GPS frame synchronization frees the AF-5XHD from interference for superior co-location capability. GPS enables the concurrency of TX and RX frames so you can co-locate the AF-5XHD radios and enhance the overall performance of your backhaul links.

Clean Power Output

Using digital pre-distortion compensation and multi-IFFT processing, the innovative RF design delivers ultra-clean power output that improves noise immunity and co-location performance. This reduces the potential impact on the RF noise environment and allows for the use of higher-order modulation, such as 1024QAM.

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