Bridgewave AR80 80GHz AdaptRate GigE Med-Range Link 1.25 Gbps, full-duplex, med-range link, 80GHz

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Bridgewave AR80 80GHz AdaptRate GigE Med-Range Link

  • Full-rate Gigabit & Fast Ethernet
  • AdaptRate mode switching
  • AdaptPath link switching
  • Add/drop ports
  • Simple, fast, low-cost licensing

Bridgewave AR80 80GHz AdaptRate GigE Med-Range Link 1.25 Gbps

  • Full rate, full duplex, Gigabit or Fast Ethernet
  • AdaptRate switching overcomes rain downpours
  • AdaptPath switching provides secondary path switching for maximum service availability
  • Interference-free operation enabling high-density deployments
  • Simple, fast path licensing
  • Low latency for fiber-equivalent performance
  • Forward Error Correction provides maximum link range


  • Highly secure narrow beamwidth antennas
  • Secure Management software option provides HTTPS management access and RADIUS authentication (see Advanced Security datasheet)
  • AES Encryption hardware option provides the ultimate level of full line-rate data protection (see Advanced Security datasheet)


  • Rigorous HALT/HASS testing; 28-Year MTBF
  • Up to 99.999%, carrier-grade availability


  • Connects directly to standard network equipment
  • All-outdoor, compact design
  • Low voltage power cabling
  • Rapid & flexible deployment
  • Embedded web and SNMP based network management agent

Connectivity Ranges

bridgewave connectivity ranges


BridgeWave's Advanced Security Options add another layer of data protection to BridgeWave's inherently secure wireless links, providing the most secure gigabit wireless solutions available.

bridgewave connectivity ranges

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES):

  • 256-bit key length AES - the strongest data encryption available
  • Full-rate Gigabit or Fast Ethernet performance under all traffic loads
  • Ultra-low latency - adds only 2 microseconds packet delay
  • Cipher Block Chaining (128-bit blocks) conceals patterns in plain-text
  • Meets "Top Secret" security standards
  • Avoids costly, complex, lower-performing external-box solutions
  • Includes Secure Management Option to protect symmetric key configuration
  • Factory hardware option for all AdaptRate products

bridgewave connectivity ranges

Secure Management:

  • Secure (256-bit AES) HTTPS access to network management agent
  • RADIUS user authentication client (Sep 2007)
  • Meets US Army IMOD program security requirements
  • Software field upgrade for all current product models

More Information
Datasheet No
Features No
Model AR80
Operating Mode 1000 Mbps full-duplex, 100 Mbps full-duplex, 1000/100 Mbps AdaptRate
AdaptRate and AdaptPath
Normal operation: 1000 Mbps / Path fade mode: 100 Mbps / Secondary link: Dependant of user supplied product capability
Switching time: < 50 milliseconds
AdaptRate switch point: -57dBm / -59dBm
AdaptPath switch point: Configurable
  1000 Mbps 100 Mbps
Data Rate 1000 Mbps full duplex 100 Mbps full duplex
Latency < 40 uSec < 220 uSec
Link Budget 168dB @ 10-12 BER 179dB @ 10-12 BER
RF Interface 72.5GHz/82.5GHz (FDD), digitally modulated (BFSK) with forward error correction RS(204,188)
1.4GHz bandwidth 140MHz bandwidth
Min. link distance 328 ft (100 m)
256-Bit AES Encryption option (see Advanced Security datasheet for details)
Antenna External 12 in (31 cm) directional cassegrain
Linear polarized (H/V), 44dBi gain, 0.8° beam
Ethernet Interfaces 1000base-SX with LC connectors - up to 270m 62.5/125μm MMF, or 500m 50/125μm MMF
10/100base-TX with RJ-45 connector (with integral surge suppressor) - up to 100m Cat5 cable
Maximum Ethernet frame length: 1632 bytes
Management Web-based (HTML) embedded management agent: setup, security, status, statistics, software update
Secure Management Access (see Advanced Security datasheet for details)
SNMP support: MIB-II and BridgeWave enterprise MIB
Voltmeter test points: Receive Signal Level and Link Quality
RADIUS Authentication, SysLog support
Power Supplied 100 – 240 VAC input, +24VDC output, indoor rated power supply (0°C to +40°C). 45watts max. consumption
-48VDC input option with user supplied power supply, 45watts max. consumption
Max. cable length: 650 ft (200m) with 12AWG 400 ft (125m) with 14AWG, stranded wires highly recommended (surge suppressor required)
Mount Fine-adjust pole mount: 3.5-4.5in (8.9-11.4cm) OD -- SCH40 or higher
Size Radio/antenna unit: 20w * 14h * 10d (in) / 50w * 36h * 25d (cm)
Weight Radio with antenna and mount: 22 lbs (10 kg)
Environmental Operating temperature: -33 to +55 °C (-27 to 131 °F)
Operating altitude: 14,764 ft maximum (4,500 m)
Wind Loading 60 lbs. force @ 100 MPH
Regulatory Safety: UL Listed, CE Mark, EN60950, meets FCC 1.1310 general population RF MPE limits
RF Certifications: EN302217 (2008-11), U.S. FCC Part 15.255, Industry Canada RSS-210
Install Kit Voltmeter test cable, power connectors
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