LINKPlanner v5.4.5 Now Available

A new release of the LINKPlanner is available from

The key features of 5.4.5 are:


  • Added Force 300-25L

    This device is not available in Canada and FCC countries

  • Added FCC support to ePMP 3000L and Force 300 radios where supported.

  • Added Lower 6 GHz support for Force 300-13L

  • Updated Transmit Power levels for ePMP 3000L and Force 300 CSM

  • Added ePTP mode for PTP 550/550E when using 1+0 Link Type

    This is only available for 1+0 link types where only one of the two radios is radiating. When both radios are radiating the two radios need to be synchronized using the same DL/UL ratio to prevent interference between the two radios. The ePTP mode is unsynchronized and adapts the DL/UL ratio for each radio to suit the traffic demand, so therefore should not be used on 2+0 links when both radios are operating simultaneously.

  • Added External GPS as an optional extra for ePMP 2000, 3000 and 3000L

PMP 450

  • Added PMP 450 MicroPop Connectorized option

    This device is not yet supported in Canada and FCC countries in LINKPlanner

  • Added PMP 450b Connectorized option

    This device is not yet supported in Canada and FCC countries in LINKPlanner

  • Added intermediate modulation modes on PMP 450m downlink for Release 20.1

    Please note that unlike the other 450 products on the PMP 450m the intermediate modulation modes are only supported on the downlink, therefore different modulation modes are used in each direction.

PTP 820/850

  • Introduced 6 and 23 GHz PTP 850C radios

  • Added 4+0 link types for PTP 850C

    Note that these 4+0 options do not include L1 aggregation and require at least one data connection per radio

  • Added new Canadian regulation at 13 GHz for all PTP 820 radios

  • Added Canadian minimum payload modulation mode restrictions for all bands up to 13 GHz and for FCC at 13 GHz

  • Updated modulation modes for PTP 850C/850S, primarily adds 4096 QAM option for Rel 11.5

    Adds 4096 QAM for PTP 850C at 112 MHz and 4096 QAM for PTP 850S at 56, 60 and 80 MHz bandwidths as well as BPSK at 14 MHz also on PTP 850S

  • Disabled 10 MHz bandwidth on PTP 850C as not yet supported

60 GHz cnWave

  • Added Israel as a new country option

  • Added transmit power control to PTP and on the downlink as well as the existing uplink in PMP

    This feature sets the operational transmit power to meet a -60 dBm receive level at the other end of the link and applies in both downlink and uplink for PMP. Where the minimum transmit power results in a higher receive level then the radios can operate with a receive level up to -40 dBm.

  • Added new license key to enable mesh support as an optional extra

  • Added SM Height to the BOM Estimator to allow more accurate cabling estimates

Intelligent Positioner

  • Added Intelligent Positioner option to PTP/PMP 450i and PTP 670 for both PTP and at the SM in PMP

    The Intelligent Positioner is currently only available for the 450i and 670 Integrated radios. To add the Intelligent Positioner items to the BOM, tick the Positioner box next to the antenna selection. The Positioner option is only available for valid configurations of product and antenna type.

    For PTP:

    For PMP:


  • Added 15 MHz bandwidth in all frequency bands

PTP 700

  • Changed PTP 700 Power supply to TAA compliant part

    PTP 700 now uses CTAA065L002 instead of C000065L002, which is still used on the 450i and 670 radios.


  • Updated e410 radios to suffix B parts


  • Added the ability to quickly select all rows in a table using CTRL + a shortcut keys

    If you want to select all rows in any of the table views, first select one of the rows and then press the CTRL and “a” keys. You can then right click on a cell to apply a block edit to the whole table. Please note that if the table contains a lot of rows this action may take some time to complete, particularly if it requires displayed results to be recalculated.

  • Added rain attenuation column to PTP and PMP tables – this is the attenuation in dB/km at 0.01% Rain Rate.

    The specific attenuation for rain calculated using ITU-R P.838-3, for the given 0.01% rain rate in mm/hr for the link location, is displayed as Rain Attenuation in dB/km. Please note that when this value is used to determine rain availability (in ITU-R P.530-17) it is modified by the effective distance factor. Therefore the amount of rain attenuation applied to a link is rarely a simple multiplication of the attenuation and actual link range, but it gives a good guide of the amount of loss that could be expected.


    The specific attenuation is dependent on the polarization of the link and the value shown for a single polarization link will be for the polarization selected for that link or the worst case for dual polarization links.

  • In PMP changed SM transmit power control to limit at minimum transmit power, adding warnings to AP Receive Power if this takes the level above SM Target Receive Power.

    Prior to this release on short links, if the SM Transmit power needed to reach the SM Target Receive Level at the AP was lower than the minimum transmit power of the product a warning was shown on the SM but the transmit power was allowed to drop below the product minimum power as shown below:


    In this release the SM transmit power is capped at the minimum product power and warnings will be shown on the AP receive power. If the AP receive power is higher than the SM Target Receive Level but below the maximum receive power of the AP then a yellow advisory warning will be shown. SMs which drive the AP receive level above the target may cause performance degradation to other subscribers in the sector, especially those which cannot achieve the target level.


    If the receive power at the AP is above the product maximum receive level then a red warning will be shown and the link will turn red. An alternative solution for the link should be found (e.g. use a lower gain SM antenna).


  • Added a default template directory if previously blank.

Bug Fixes

  • Show Multipack quantities in the Subscriber Module BOM in the BOM Estimator instead of individual quantities.

  • Corrected SM Bearing from AP Boresight value to use offset AP coordinates rather than hub coordinates

  • Corrected new SM subscriber limit for cnWave 60 GHz to support subscribers on both DN sectors

    At the time the subscribers are added to the DN it isn’t known which sector they will be on, so the limit warning is shown for the total across both sectors. It is important to ensure that individual sector limits are not exceeded once the subscribers have been added.

  • Ensured cnWave 60 GHz sector 2 coordinates update when site is moved.

  • Automatically update the default modelled beamwidth in PMP Equipment Templates

  • Improved responsiveness when updating AP Equipment parameters, particularly for SM Range.

  • Fixed issue with Internal TDD Sync settings not saving on the project

  • Corrected PTP Equipment Template to allow cable parameters to be applied correctly on new links

  • Added missing cable parameters to the SM in the PMP Equipment Template

  • Corrected Force 300 PTP Noise Figures

  • Corrected modulation modes for Brazil 18 GHz 55 MHz regulation