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High-Capacity OC-3 Wireless Connectivity

Lynx OC-3 is a License-Exempt digital microwave radio that provides wireless full-duplex
OC-3 connectivity for distances exceeding 7 miles (11 km)at a significantly lower cost
than leasing dedicated OC-3 lines or trenching for fiber.
Using high-quality radios and standard SONET interfaces, Lynx OC-3 allows you to
quickly connect locations or add redundancy to existing SONET network infrastructure.
Lynx OC-3 offers significant cost savings compared to leased-line connections, and
provides a time-to-connection advantage where new lines are impossible or too costly.
In addition, Lynx OC-3 is license-exempt, so you can install it where and when you need
it, without right-of-way limitations, frequency licensing delays, or waiting for your
telecommunications provider to deliver new lines.
Extend or Enhance Your Network Overnight
With Lynx OC-3, there are no leased-line hassles, antenna restrictions or right-of-way
issues to negotiate. You no longer have to worry about man-made barriers to overcome.
Easy installation and operation allow network planners to quickly deploy SONET OC-3
(155 Mbps) capacity between locations, making it the ideal solution for:
Enterprises desiring fiber redundancy or fiber alternatives
Service Providers and Local Exchange Carriers extending fiber or creating a wireless
Cellular carriers extending backbone infrastructure and backhauling traffic
About the Lynx

Product Family
The Lynx family of digital microwave radios provides a broad range of point-to-point
wireless solutions, delivering a proven and cost-effective alternative to wire and fiber for
telco connectivity applications.
In addition to Lynx OC-3, the Lynx product line includes:, offering up to 2xT1/E1 capacity at distances exceeding 50 miles (80 km).
Lynx.HD, offering up to 8xT1/E1 capacity at distances exceeding 40 miles (64 km).
Lynx DS-3, offering DS-3 capacity at distances exceeding 15 miles (24km).
Rapid Return on Investment (ROI)
Fast payback compared to leasing OC-3
lines or trenching to lay new fiber
Fast deployment enables rapid generation
of new revenue streams
Increased Network Availability
Media diversity avoids single points of
Supplements existing fiber connections to
enable increased network availability
Fast and Easy to Deploy
License-exempt frequencies eliminate
regulatory delays
Faster to deploy than leased OC-3 lines
Eliminates schedule delays due to fiber
right-of-way issues
Pure SONET Connectivity
Supports existing investments in SONET
infrastructure through seamless
Easy integration with high-speed switches,
legacy data, and voice network products
99.999% Carrier Class Reliability
Meets or exceeds traditional telco
wireline standards and requirements
Transmission rates not affected by weather
Longer distances and highest reliability
due to superior system gain
OC-3 interface and capacity
4 additional T1 lines for voice or data
5.3/5.8 GHz license-exempt frequency
Compliant with industry standards
Point-to-point communications from less
than 1 mile/km to more than 7 miles/11 km
Low power consumption 100 W
Wide operational temperature range
Built-in loopback, far-end monitoring,
and private telephone network orderwire
2-year warranty
SNMP and HTTP management interfaces

SONET Digital Microwave Radio
Syst em
Frequency Band (Dual) 5250 5350 MHz and
5725 5825 MHz
Total Capacity 169 Mbps
Digital Capacity 155.52 Mbps
Voice Capacity 4 x T1
Antenna Connector N-Type female
Output Power (5.8 GHz) +16 dBm
(5.3 GHz) +10 dBm
RF Attenuation Range 16 dB, minimum
Receiver Threshold -73 dBm, BER=1x10
, min.
System Gain 83 dB
Maximum Receive Level -30 dBm, error-free
Regulatory Compliance US: FCC Part 15.407, Class A
Canada: IC RSS-210
Dat a I nt er f ace
Digital Line Rate 155.52 Mbps (OC-3)
Connector Type SC, multi-mode LED
Output Power (Tx) -23 to -14 dBm
Input Power (Rx) -31 to -14 dBm
Tel co I nt er f ace
Interface DSX-1
Connector RJ-48C female
Compliance ANSI T1-102-1987
Auxi l i ar y Connect i ons
Orderwire Handset 2-wire, RJ-11
VF Orderwire Bridge 600 ohm, balanced, 4-wire,
0 dBm, DB9 (male)
Configuration Port RS-232, DB9 (male) 9600 baud
Software download
Network Management
Connectors 10/100BaseTX, 100BaseFX
Aux. Data Port
(Clear Service Channel) RS-232/RS-422,
19.2k baud, DB9 (female)
Alarm Port 2 ea. Form C output
6 ea. TTL input, DB9 (female)
Auxi l i ar y Connect i ons Cont i nued
Test Points Near end RSL voltage (on ODU)
Wayside Channels 4 x T1 (DSX-1)
Power / Envi ronment
DC Power 37 to 63 Volts, <100 Watts
Optional AC Adapter 100-250 Volts, 50-60 Hz
Power Connector 6-pin barrier strip, plug-in
Operational Temperature
Indoor Unit 0 to +50 C
Outdoor Unit -30 to +65 C
Humidity 0 to 95%, non-condensing
Altitude 15,000 feet/4500 meters, maximum
I nt er f ace Par amet er s
IF (IDU to ODU) Cable LMR-400, 75 ohm, 300 ft. maximum
IF Cable Connector N-Type, male
Physi cal
Indoor Unit
Size (WxHxD) 17.2 x 3.5 x 14.5 inches (2RU)
43.7 x 8.9 x 36.8 cm
Weight 11 lbs/5 kg
Outdoor Unit
Size (WxHxD) 9 x 13 x 5 inches
22.9 x 33 x 12.7 cm
Weight 20 lbs/9 kg
Mount i ng ( I nst al l at i on)
EIA Rack Mount
(Indoor unit) 19 inch/48.2 cm, 2 rack units (3.5")
(mounting brackets supplied)
Frequency Channel Pl an ( MHz)

Lynx OC-3 28020-D1 5250-5350 MHz and 155.52 Mbps + 4xT1 1 (A) -73dBm +10 dBm 83dB < 7/11
5725-5825 MHz +16 dBm
Product Specifications
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All other names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Specifications are subject to change without notice. LD6-0802
Proxim Corporation
935 Stewart Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94085
tel: 800.229.1630
tel: 408.731.2700
fax: 408.731.3675
5.3/5.8 GHz,
Dual Band
5300 5775
A1 A2