LINKPlanner v5.7.1 is now available

A new release of the LINKPlanner is available from the download site.

The key features of 5.7.1 are:

PTP 820/850

  • Added PTP 820A with RFU-D in NTIA 7, 8 and 15 GHz band.

    The following Link Types are included in this release,

    • 1+0
    • 1+1 HSB Radio Protection
    • 1+1 HSB with TCC Redundancy
    • 2+0 Co-polar (ACCP), Cross-Polar (ACAP) and XPIC (CCDP)
    • 2+2 Co-polar (ACCP), Cross-Polar (ACAP) and XPIC (CCDP)
    • 2+2 SD XPIC (BBS)
    • 4+0 Co-polar (ACCP), Cross-Polar (ACAP) and XPIC (CCDP)

The Link Types supported are dependent on the Encryption Variant selected. To select Link Types that support the AES-256 encryption key, select “AES 256” in the Encryption Variant field.

Both TCC-based and RFU-based multi carrier ABC are supported by PTP 820A. The PTP 820A can connect the RFU either directly to the RFU interface on the TCC card or via an additional RIC-D card depending on the Ethernet Configuration requirements and IDU-RFU cable. For 4+0 Link Types, RFU-based MC-ABC with L1 Link Bonding is necessary to use both TCC RFU interfaces. Based on the Ethernet Configuration selection and power selection the BOM changes.


The IDU-RFU parameter under the Configuration at Each End section indicates which RFU interface (TCC or RIC-D) and IDU-RFU cable is used.

If IDU-RFU is “TCC-RFU CAT 6A” then the TCC card RFU Interface used with the CAT6A cable for the IDU-RFU connection.

If IDU-RFU is “RIC-D-RFU CAT 6A” then the RIC-D card RFU Interface used with the CAT6A cable for the IDU-RFU connection.

If IDU-RFU is “Fiber Optic” then the RIC-D card RFU Interface used with the Fiber Optic cable for the IDU-RFU connection.




For more information, please refer to PTP 820A 12.5 Technical Document.

  • Introduced 7, 8, 13 and 15 GHz PTP 850C radios.

    This change also makes the following bandwidth changes:

    • Added 56 MHz bandwidth to the PTP 850C/PTP 820F products in the 7 GHz band with 161 MHz T/R spacing.
    • Added112 MHz bandwidth to the PTP 850C product in the 15 GHz band with 420 MHz and 490 MHz T/R spacing.
  • Removed 160 MHz bandwidth from the PTP 850C product in the FCC Regulation at 11 and 18 GHz, due to the anticipated approval not coming through.

  • Reversed the retirement of PTP 820C HP product.

The PTP 820C HP product continues to be available in the 8 and 11 GHz bands, as well as the ETSI regulation in the 7 GHz band.

  • Added N000000L129 PSU as an optional extra for PTP 820G product.

Added N000000L129 PSU to replace WB3622A part.

PTP 700

  • Added new 4.4 to 5.9 GHz 2ft and 3ft parabolic grid antennas for PTP 700.
  • Added TX2000 as a sync option and Power source for PTP 700

To use TX2000 as a sync option, first configure the TX2000 at the network site level, selecting “Bullet 720” as the External Sync.

Note: This release separates out the External Sync and cnPulse into different menu options.

Then select “TX2000” as the Sync option for the PTP700 products under the “Region and Equipment Selection” section.

To power PTP700 with a tower switch, first add it to the network site and then select the Power from switch dropdown option in the PTP side of the PTP700 BOM section.

Tick Power from switch? Option in the PMP side of the PTP700 BOM section to use the Tower switch as the power source for the AP.

  • Marked cnPulse sync option as retired.


  • Retired ePMP Force 300-13L product.

PMP 450

  • Retired 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz PMP 450 Products

60 GHz cnWave

  • Removed V3000 single pack antenna C600500D001

This only affects the PTP side of LINKPlanner, the V3000 antennas must now be purchased in packs of 4 using C600500D003 for both PTP and SM.

BOM Estimator

Removed XMS Cloud Subscription Parts from WiFi BOM Estimator


  • AC power Injector N000065L001 replaced with C000000L141
  • Retired RFU-A fan module N000082L150

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected Maximum range for ePMP 11ac and 11ax products in both “ePTP” and “PTP” ePMP PTP Mode.

    In “ PTP ” ePMP PTP Mode, maximum range for ePMP 11ac and 11ax products are increased to 200 km (124 miles) from 64 km (40 miles)

    In “ ePTP ” ePMP PTP Mode, maximum range for ePMP 11ac products are corrected as below,

    • 25 km from 25.5 km for 5 MHz Bandwidth
    • 30 km from 30.5 km for 10 MHz Bandwidth
    • 34 km from 34.5 km for 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz Bandwidth
  • The user interference level fields are now available in the PMP installation report’s performance section.

The AP/SM Interference levels used in the prediction calculations are now reported with the rest of the performance parameters in the installation report

  • Fixed the issue of displaying MCS mapping in performance summary when Maximum MCS is different at each end of the link.
  • Removed “Multiple Ethernet without LAG” Ethernet Configuration option for PTP 850C
  • Updated default priority of ePMP SM products, so that ePMP SM products defaults to low gain Integrated SM products.