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PPC-100/STM-1 155 Mbit STM-1 Wireless LAN Bridge


 Point-to-point 155Mbit wireless mm-wave link with STM-1 fiber optics interface

155Mbit mm-wave radio with mounting mechanics


PPC-100/STM-1 is wireless point-to-point link that provide mm-wave radio performance for wireless 155 mbit  STM-1 connectivity. These links are available at the following mm-wave bands: 40.5 - 43.5 GHz, 57.0 - 65.0 GHz, 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz, and 92-95 GHz.

Applications of Point-to-point PPC-100/STM-1 Links

The primary applications for PPC-100/STM-1 with STM-1 interface are wireless SDH / ATM rings. ELVA-1s PPC-100/STM-1 systems provide an STM-1 optical interface, allowing these links to be a part of the optical SDH ring. Especially in urban areas where it is difficult to bring optical fiber due to cable trenching problems, PPC-100/STM-1 links make a quick and cost-effective installation possible.

Other general purpose applications are the following:

  • Wireless full duplex connection link for remote LAN segments at corporate and university campuses
  • Wireless backhaul for GSM mobile and WiFi base station interconnectivity
  • FSO (atmospheric laser) and fiber channel back-up
  • Multipurpose Fixed Wireless communications for any field use

PPC-100/STM-1 links are featured with remote management and parameter monitoring capabilities. To communicate with the link for SNMP and parameter control, there is a special twisted pair cable patch which has to be connected to any RJ-45 socket within LAN, deployed in the building. This allows remote SNMP management and remote parameter monitoring of
PPC-100/STM-1 links from a central location.

The 155 Mbps point-to-point millimeter wave radio systems are available with a choice of three different sizes of compact parabolic Cassegrain antenna - 30 cm, 45 cm, and 60 cm. Depending of the link frequency, these antennas deliver operating distances from about 1.5 mile to 9.5 miles (2.5 km to 15 km) for fair weather condition.  

For easy adjusting of radios to a true line of sight, PPC-100/STM-1 link is shipped with aux electronic adjusting unit. This unit has own 1-line display to see changes in primary parameters of the link gain during adjustment process.

Special PPC software application is used to detect, monitor, and configure ElvaLink terminals connected within the same network. The PPC Main window displays status readings and parameter values for the active PPC-100/STM-1 terminal.

SNMP management and link parameters monitoring

PPC-100/STM-1 Point-to-point Link Specifications

System Parameters

Frequency band

42 GHz [Q-band]

60 GHz [V-band]

70-80 GHz [E-band]

94 GHz [W-band]


40.5-43.5 GHz

57-64 GHz

71-76 / 81-86 GHz

92-94.0, 94.1-95 GHz

Max distance* (km)
for different size antennas
       for 30 cm
       for 45 cm
       for 60 cm








155 Mbps duplex

Modulation Type


Rx Sensitivity

-95 dBW

-95 dBW

-94 dBW

-93 dBW

Frequency Stability

15 ppm/630 KHz

15 ppm/900 KHz

20 ppm/1600 KHz

20 ppm/1900 KHz

Output Power **

50 mW

18 / 34 / 55 mW for 30/45/60cm antennas respectively

50 mW

50 mW


AGC Range

60dB [AGC]

Network Management


Parameters Monitoring

Proprietary adapter in ODU with software application [Windows 98/2000/XP]

Remote Monitoring


Data and Aux Interface

Data Interface

STM-1 [SC/PC optical connector] 

SNMP and Diagnostics Port

IP 65 Environmental RJ-45 connector with UTP cable patch, RS-485 port (optional)


Antenna Type

Parabolic Cassegrain type antenna with radome
 (choice of sizes with diameter 30 cm, 45 cm or 60cm)

Antenna Gain/beamwidth

       for 30 cm antenna

       for 45 cm antenna

       for 60 cm antenna



38 dB/1.6

42 dB/1.0

44 dB/0.7



42 dB/1.0

45 dB/0.7

47 dB/0.5



43.5 dB/0.9

46.5 dB/0.6

50 dB/0.4



45 dB/0.7

48 dB/0.5

50 dB/0.4

Power / Environment

Power Supply AC Input

88-132 / 176-264 Volts, 50/60 Hz [with manual voltage range switch]

Transceiver Power


20 W [+15W heating]

35 W [+15W heating]

DC Power

48 to 60 Volts DC

Power Connector

SNMP-Ethernet / Power connector IP-65 [optional IP-68]

Operational Temperature

-40C to 50C (-40F to 122F)



0 to 95%, non-condensing

Physical Dimensions

Outdoor unit size

w/o antenna 330 x 350 x 460 mm


Weight (ODU w/o antenna)

14 kg



[*]  Max operating distance calculated for weather conditions of 5mm/hour rain.
To understand what is the 5mm/hour rain, see the list of meteorological data below to compare (for continental USA and Europe):

  • Drizzle  2mm/hour
  • Light rain 5mm/hour
  • Steady rain 12mm/hour
  • Summer cumulus rain 15mm/hour
  • Heavy rain 20mm/hour

[**] Output power level for 60 GHz band depends on antenna size

How to order:

Please the following model number:

PPC-100/STM-1 -YXX

where Y - frequency band, and XX - antenna diameter in cm (30 or 45 or 60)

Q band: 40.5-43.5 GHz

V band: 57-64 GHz

E band: 71-76/81-86 GHz

W band:92-95 GHz