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Broadband Wireless Network Solutions


A N I N N O VAT I V E SOLUTIONS P R O V I D E R
H I G H - C A PA C I T Y F I X E D W I R E L E S S

Features

Configurable capacities: 100, 112/116, 155, 311, 622 Mbps

Operates in millimetric wave frequencies of 6-38 GHz

Configurable modulation schemes: 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 QAM

Single or dual carriers: 116/155/311 over 28 or 50/56 MHz

Built-in ATPC (Automatic Tx Power Control) mechanism

Built-in XPIC (Cross Polarization Interference Canceller) mechanism

Compliant with ETSI, FCC, ITU-T, ITU-R and IEEE standards and frequency plans, for operation worldwide

Modular, compact IDU (1U), for 1+0, 2+0, 4+0, 1+1, 2+2, frequency and space diversity, and
East-West (EW) configurations

Flexible future-proof system with hot swappable IDU modules

SDH/SONET, IP and ATM interfaces with additional 2 Mbps wayside channels and built-in Ethernet Hub

Built-in Add-Drop Multiplexer (ADM) providing nxE1 and STM-1 tributary interfaces

Encrypted 155 Mbps radio with high level DES based core (FIPS PUB 46-3)

Advanced FEC with special ATM optimization provides fiber-like performance (BER<10 –13)

Supported interfaces: STM-1/OC-3, E3/DS3, 10/100BaseT, and E1/T1 interfaces

Advanced, Java-based SNMP element manager - Ceraview®, and open interface network
management system - PolyView™

Fixed Networks

Mobile Cellular
Infrastructure Private Networks
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C O M M U N I C AT I O N S M A R K E T

Physical Interfaces Frequency Bands

nxSTM-1/OC-3 38 GHz
(Optical SM/MM, Electrical) 32 GHz
31 GHz
STM-4/OC-12 (Optical SM)
29 GHz
nxE3/DS3 28 GHz

Modulation 26 GHz
nxE1/T1
16 QAM 23 GHz
nx10/100BaseT 32 QAM
18 GHz
64 QAM
128 QAM Integrated Solutions 15 GHz
GigE (Optical)
256 QAM
Access MUX 13 GHz
100BaseT+E3/DS3 Integrated ADM
Capacities 11 GHz
Enhanced Security
100 Mbps XPIC 8 GHz
100BaseT+8xE1/T1 112 Mbps Space/Frequency Diversity
116 Mbps 7 GHz
Errorless and Hitless Switching
2xE3/DS3+8xE1/T1 155 Mbps 6 GHz
311 Mbps
622 Mbps

Modular Flexible Scalable

System Overview
Ceragon’s FibeAir™ product family of broadband wireless systems supports multiple capacities, frequencies,
modulation schemes and configurations for various network requirements, using the same hardware and
state-of-the-art technology.
This innovative family of products presents an easy method of “on the fly” wireless network upgrades
in accordance with network expansion requirements. The continuously expanding on-demand capabilities
of the FibeAir family are capable of leveraging operator and service provider investments and OPEX.

Frequencies and Modulations - Ceragon’s FibeAir family supports the complete range of frequencies
of 6 to 38 GHz and software configurable modulation schemes of 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 QAM with
versatile 28-56 MHz bandwidths.

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Capacities - Ceragon’s radios are upgradeable for capacities of 100 to 622 Mbps, using the same 1U
IDU, supporting 1+0, 2+0, 4+0 (with optional XPIC, Cross Polarization Interference Canceller mechanism),
2+0 East-West, 1+1 HSB, and 1+1 HSB with space or frequency diversity mode. Point-to-point, ring, star,
and cascaded chain topologies are all supported.

Topologies and Configurations - Each indoor unit (IDU) can host up to two carriers, each delivering
100, 112, 116, 155 or 311 Mbps, optimizing the solution for every network topology and configuration.
The two independent, hot-swappable carriers can be used for protection, diversity or double capacity.

High spectral efficiency is ensured by choosing the same frequency for double the capacity, due to the
usage of both carriers for vertical and horizontal polarizations, implemented by a built-in XPIC mechanism.

East-West configurations for ring and cascaded topologies are also possible using the same method,
whereby one carrier is directed to the east and the other to the west, reducing equipment and resource
requirements in each node, which, in turn, increases network efficiency.
FibeAir can seamlessly integrate into any SDH/SONET, IP and ATM network, while supporting a wide
variety of IP + TDM interfaces, including nxE1/T1, nxE3/DS3, nxSTM-1/OC-3, STM-4/OC-12, nxFE, and
GigE. This enables network designers to meet growing market needs, including integration of current
and next generation technologies, using the same radio equipment.
Combining spectral efficiency, hardware efficiency, modularity, flexibility and upgradeability in
a single, compact, and cost-effective 1U system, the FibeAir family is a breakthrough in the wireless
point-to-point market.

Applications
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The FibeAir family enables rapid and cost-effective high-capacity connectivity for carriers, both in the
cellular and fixed operator markets, for private networks and enterprises..

Mobile Cellular Infrastructure – Ceragon’s FibeAir product family is an optimal solution for mobile
cellular networks, which require higher capacity due to an increase in subscribers, cell sites and data rich
applications. Ceragon’s built-in ADM reduces the cost and complexity of SDH ring topologies and enables
more efficient network expansion. As an intelligent network element, FibeAir offers a smooth migration
path from existing PDH to SDH/SONET network functionality and to next generation ATM and IP.
Fixed Networks – To bridge the broadband access gap between end-user demands and the core
network infrastructure, Ceragon’s FibeAir product family offers carriers high-capacity wireless metropolitan
ring and PTP solutions in the core network. Ceragon’s FibeAir delivers Internet access and integrated
high-speed data, video and voice traffic in a cost-effective manner.

Private Networks and Enterprises – The modular FibeAir is ideal for private networks, such as
educational and financial institutions, utility companies, government and corporate campuses, providing
carrier-class voice ATM, IP private networks and IP + TDM direct connections.
Management Systems
Ceragon provides state-of-the-art management based on SNMP. Our management applications are
written in Java code, and enable management functions at both the element and network levels. The
applications run on Windows 98/2000/XP/NT, UNIX, and Sun Solaris.
CeraView® is Ceragon’s SNMP-based EMS (Element Management System) that enables the operator
to perform element configuration, RF and SDH performance monitoring, remote diagnostics, alarm
reports and more. CeraView integrates with different NMS (Network Management System) platforms,
such as HP OpenView® and SNMPc, to provide more comprehensive system management.
PolyView™, Ceragon's NMS (Network Management System), can be used to update/monitor
network topology status, provide statistical/inventory reports, define end-to-end traffic trails,
download software, and configure elements in the network. In addition, it can integrate with
other NMS platforms, such as HP OpenView, to provide more comprehensive network management.

R i n g / C h a i n / S t a r / M e s h To p o l o g y

nxE1/T1/10BaseT
155 Mbps/
100BaseT
BTS

BSC 155Mbps/
100BaseT

BSC/Node B 155Mbps/ nxE1/T1/10BaseT


SDH/SONET/IP 100BaseT
BTS
Primary Ring
(Fiber)

311 Mbps/
MSC nx100BaseT
622 Mbps/GigE

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Te c h n i c a l S p e c i f i c a t i o n s
GENERAL 6 GHz 7/8 GHz 11 GHz 13 GHz 15 GHz 18 GHz 23 GHz 26 GHz 28 GHz 32 GHz 38 GHz
Single carrier
155 Mbps 16/128 QAM

Standards ETSI/FCC ETSI ETSI/FCC ETSI ETSI ETSI/FCC ETSI/FCC ETSI ETSI/FCC ETSI ETSI/FCC

Operating Frequency Range (GHz) 5.925-6.425, 7.1-8.5 10.7-11.7 12.75-13.25 14.5-15.35 17.7-19.7 21.2-23.6 24.5-26.5 LMDS, A1, A2, 31.8-32.2 37-38.4/38.6-40/
6.425-7.1 B, LMCS, ETSI 32.6-33 37-39.5
240, 252.04, 119, 154, 161, 500, 530, 266 315/420/ 1010/1560/ 1008/1232 1008 1008/350-500 812 1260/700/100
Tx/Rx Spacing (MHz)* 340 245, 311.32, 490 728 1120
168, 196, 266
Channel Spacing 16 QAM (MHz) 55/80 56/50 56 56/50 56 56/50
128 QAM 28/30 28/29.65 28/30/40 28 28 27.5/40 28/50 28 28/50 28 28/50
Capacity (Mbps) 155 Mbps
Modulation Type 16/128 QAM
Frequency Stability +/- 0.001% (128 QAM)
Frequency Source Synthesizer
RF Channel Selection Via NMS
System Configurations Non-protected (1+0), protected (1+1)

RADIO
Tx Power 16/128 QAM (dBm) -/26 -/24 -/22 -/20 -/20 20/17 20/17 20/17 20/17 18/17 17/17
Tx Range 16/128 QAM (dB) 30/25
Auto Tx Control (ATPC) Range 16/128 QAM (dB) 30/25
Rx Sensitivity (BER=10-6) 16/128 QAM (dBm) -/-68 -/-68 -/-68 -/-68 -/-68 -75/-68 -74/-67 -74/-67 -74/-67 -74/-66 -72/-66
Rx Overload 16/128 QAM (dBm) Better than -20
Unfaded BER Better than 10-13

GENERAL 18 GHz 23 GHz 26 GHz 28 GHz 32 GHz 38 GHz


Single carrier

ETSI/FCC
311 Mbps 128/256 QAM

Standards ETSI/FCC ETSI/FCC ETSI ETSI ETSI/FCC


24.5-26.5 ETSI/LMDS, A1, 37-39.5
Operating Frequency Range (GHz) 17.7-19.7 21.2-23.6 31.8-32.2 37-38.4/
A2, B, LMCS 32.6-33 38.6-40
1010/1120/ 600/1008/ 1008 150/350-500/ 812 700/1260
Tx/Rx Spacing (MHz)* 1560 1200/1232 1008

Channel Spacing 128/256 QAM (MHz) 55/80 56/50 56 56/50 56 56/50


Capacity (Mbps) 311 Mbps
Modulation Type 128/256 QAM
Frequency Stability +/- 0.001%
Frequency Source Synthesizer
RF Channel Selection Via NMS
System Configurations Non-protected (1+0), protected (1+1)

RADIO
Tx Power 128/256 QAM (dBm) 17/- 17/17 17/- 17/17 17/- 17/15
Tx Range 128/256 QAM (dB) 25
Auto Tx Control (ATPC) Range (dB) 25
Rx Sensitivity (BER=10-6) 128/256 QAM, (dBm) -65/- -64/-61 -64/- -64/-61 -64/- -63/-60
Rx Overload (dBm) Better than -20
Unfaded BER Better than 10-13

GENERAL 6 GHz 7/8 GHz 11 GHz 13 GHz 15 GHz 18 GHz 23 GHz 26 GHz 28 GHz 32 GHz 38 GHz
Single carrier
116 Mbps 32 QAM

Standards ETSI ETSI ETSI/FCC ETSI ETSI ETSI/FCC ETSI/FCC ETSI ETSI/FCC/Canada ETSI ETSI/FCC

Operating Frequency Range (GHz) 5.925-6.425, 7.1-8.5 10.7-11.7 12.75-13.25 14.5-15.35 17.7-19.7 21.2-23.6 24.5-26.5 LMDS, A1, A2, 31.8-32.2 37-38.4/38.6-40/
6.425-7.1 B, LMCS, ETSI 32.6-33 37-39.5
240, 252.04, 119, 154, 161, 500, 530, 490 266 315/420/ 1010/1560/ 1008/600/ 1008 1008/350-500 812 1260/700/100
Tx/Rx Spacing (MHz)* 340 245, 311.32, 728 1120 1200/1232
168, 196, 266
Channel Spacing (MHz) 28 28 28/30/40 28 28 27.5/40 28/50 28 28/50 28 28/50
Capacity (Mbps) 116 (100BaseT+8E1/T1)
Modulation Type 32 QAM
Frequency Stability (%) +/- 0.001%
Frequency Source Synthesizer
RF Channel Selection Via NMS
System Configurations Non-protected (1+0), protected (1+1)

RADIO
Tx Power 32 QAM (dBm) 26 26 22 20 20 20 20 20 20 18 17
Tx Range 32 QAM (dB) 30
Auto Tx Control (ATPC) Range (dB) 30
Rx Sensitivity (BER=10-6) (dBm) -74 -74 -74 -74 -74 -74 -73 -73 -73 -73 -72
Rx Overload (dBm) Better than -20
Unfaded BER Better than 10-13
ANTENNA 6 GHz 7/8 GHz 11 GHz 13 GHz 15 GHz 18 GHz 23 GHz 26 GHz 28 GHz 32 GHz 38 GHz
1 Ft Gain (dBi) 30.8 32.3 34 34.9 36 36.5 38 39.4
2 Ft Gain (dBi) 30.4 34.8 35.7 37.1 38.7 40.1 41.1 42.5 43.2 44.5
2.5/3 Ft Gain (dBi) 32.5/33.7 37.5/37.1 38.4/38.8 39.7/40 41/42.1 42.6/43.7 43.6/44.6 44.4/-
4 Ft Gain (dBi) 33.5 36.5 40.4 42 42.9 44.7 46 46.9
6 Ft Gain (dBi) 39 40.5 43.6 45.2 46.2 48.8 49.3
8 Ft Gain (dBi) 41.5 42.9 46.4 47.7 48.6
10 Ft Gain (dBi) 43.5 44.8 46.8 48.8
12 Ft Gain (dBi) 45.1 46.8 49.8
15 Ft Gain (dBi) 46.9 48.3
Polarization Vertical or Horizontal
Std Mounting OD Pole 63.5 mm - 114 mm/2.5"- 4.5" (subject to vendor and antenna size)

All specs are subject to change without prior notification


All values are typical
(*) For additional Tx/Rx spacing schemes, please contact your Ceragon representative

PAYLOAD Toplologies: Protected Ring, Cascaded (Chain), External Alarms


Mesh, Star 8 inputs, TTL-level or contact closure to ground
Capacity: 100-622.02 Mbps 5 outputs, Form C contacts, software configurable
ADM Protection:
Payload Types: Protection Method: SNCP Ring Protection, RSL Indication
SDH: STM-1 MSP 1+1 for trib STM-1 Accurate power reading (dBm) available at IDU,
SONET: OC-3/STS-3, OC-3C/STS-3C Synchronization: External inputs/outputs: ODU and NMS
ATM: ATM over SONET/SDH 2 Mbps, 2 MHz
IP: Ethernet ENVIRONMENTAL
TDM: E3/DS3/E1/T1 64 Kb/s User Channel, RS-232
Operating Temperature
Main Interface Modules: (Guaranteed Performance)
Engineering order wire: Audio channel
STM-1/OC-3: Electrical-CMI/BNC ODU: -35˚C to +55˚C
Optical-SM/MM Protection: IDU: -5˚C to +45˚C
Fast Ethernet: 100BaseTx/Fx 1+1 HSB, space and frequency diversity, hitless
TDM: E3/2xE3/DS3/2xDS3/8xE1/8xT1/2xFE and errorless switching Relative Humidity
2+2 HSB ODU: up to 100% (all weather operation)
Common Interfaces Combinations: IDU: up to 95% (non-condensing)
Fast Ethernet + E3/DS3, 2xFast Ethernet
Fast Ethernet + 8xE1/T1, 3xE3/DS3, 2xE3/DS3+8xE1/T1 NETWORK MANAGEMENT, Altitude
DIAGNOSTICS, STATUS AND Up to 4,500 m (15,000 ft)
Compatible Standards: ALARMS
ITU-T G.703, G.707, G.783, G.823, G.957, G.958, POWER
ITU-T I.432, ATM Forum, ETSI ETS 300 147, ETS 300 Type
417, ANSI T1.105, ANSI TI.102-1993, Bellcore GR- SNMP, in compliance with RFC 1213, RFC 1595 DC -48V
253-core, TR-NWT-000499
Local or Remote NMS Station Optional Inputs
1544/2048 Kb/s Wayside Channel PolyView™, CeraView® for Windows AC 110-220V
Available Interfaces: T1, E1, Ethernet bridge 10Base-T, 98/2000/XP/NT or UNIX, integrated with HPoV
V.35, X.21, RS-530 or V.36 MECHANICAL DIMENSIONS
NMS Interface
ADM Interfaces: Ethernet bridge 10Base-T, RS-232 (PPP, SLIP) ODU
Aggregate Interfaces: STM-1 Built-in Ethernet HUB 25 cm dia. X 23 cm depth
Optical: Single/multi-mode: SC Type, RF: N-Type (10" dia. X 9" depth)
Tributary Interfaces: STM-1 optical, E1 120 ohm Local Configuration & Monitoring 8 kg/18 lbs weight
balanced/75 ohm unbalanced using adaptor panel Standard ASCII terminal, serial RS-232
to BT-43/BNC IDU
In-band Management 4.3 cm H X 43.2 cm W X 24 cm D
ADM Configurations: In-band management uses Standard Embedded (1.7" H X 17" W X 9.4" D)
Single: Aggr. 1 optical & 1 radio/2 optical Communications Channel 3 kg/6.6 lbs weight
Trib. 1-16xE1, STM-1 Dual port built-in Ethernet Hub
Single with Reg.: Aggr. 2 optical/radio IDU - ODU Coaxial Cable
Trib. 1-16xE1, STM-1 Remote Software Download RG-223 (100 m/300 ft), Belden 9914/RG-8
Double: Aggr. 2 optical/radio (300 m/1000 ft) or equivalent, N-type connectors
Trib. 1-32xE1, 2xSTM-1 Configuration upload/download (male)

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Ceragon Networks -
The Microwave Fiber™ Company

Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), a pacesetter in broadband wireless networking systems,
enables rapid and cost-effective high-capacity network connectivity for mobile cellular infrastructure,
fixed networks, private networks and enterprises. As a leader in the global high-capacity wireless
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infrastructure market, Ceragon’s FibeAir product family was uniquely designed for carriers, both in
the cellular and the fixed operator markets and for private networks, to progressively build networks
that meet the growing demand for value-added broadband services. Ceragon’s intelligent solutions
offer carriers the capacity and reliability of fiber without the high cost and time required to lay lines.
Operating across multiple frequencies from 6 to 38 GHz, the modular FibeAir product family supports
integrated services from 100 to 622 Mbps over SDH/SONET, ATM and IP networks, and offers innovative
built-in add/drop multiplexing and encryption functionality. Ceragon initiated commercial FibeAir
deployments in 1998 and today has commercial installations with over 150 customers in more than
50 countries. Founded in 1996, Ceragon is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel with offices in the US, UK,
France, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, Singapore, India and Hong Kong.

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