C5x

Client/Backhaul

Modular & Flexible

The Mimosa C5x is the industry’s most versatile, integrated radio with four modular twist-on antenna options. The ultra-rugged solution provides extended frequency operation from 4.9-6.4 GHz, with best in class noise immunity. Delivering the ultimate in flexibility and cost efficiency, the C5x is the go-to PTP or PTMP solution for 5 GHz deployments.

The Basics

500/700Mbps

Max PTMP/PTP IP Throughput

8-25dBi

Gain

4.9 - 6.4GHz

Extended Frequency

Product

Integrated Radio with Modular Antenna Options

The C5x’s native 8 dBi gain can be increased to 12, 16, 20, or 25 dBi using Mimosa’s modular N5-X twist-on antennas, offering the ease and simplicity of integrated radios, but with so much more flexibility.

N5-X12

C5x Horn

12 dBi 29 dB F/B 27 dB F/S

N5-X16

C5x Horn

16 dBi 50 dB F/B 43 dB F/S

N5-X20

C5x Cassegrain Antenna

20 dBi 35 dB F/B 37 dB F/S

N5-X25

C5x Cassegrain Antenna

25 dBi 40 dB F/B > 45 dB F/S

Applications

Broadband Service Provider

Public Safety Networks

Enterprise & Campus Connectivity

Multipoint Distribution for Security

Smart Cities & WiFi

Upgradeable

Ultimate Flexibility

Supporting both PTP and PTMP modes, the entry level C5x can be easily enhanced through feature key upgrades. Out of the box, the C5x can be used as a PTMP client at Ethernet link speeds of 100 Mbps. With the purchase of a single feature key, you can easily increase client speeds up to 500 Mbps. For operation in PTP mode, a feature key purchased for each radio unlocks point-to-point speeds of up to 700 Mbps.

Flexible

Incredible RF Performance

Encased in metal and leveraging custom-designed horn and Cassegrain antennas, the C5x reduces localized noise and provides immunity from interference with breakthrough front-to-back and front-to-side performance. Each antenna in the N5-X family is optimized to isolate noise with incredible sidelobe rejection.

Wideband

Extended Frequency

To escape the noise, the C5x lets you take advantage of both 4.9 GHz public safety applications and licensed frequencies up to 6.4 GHz, where allowed by local regulations. The custom-designed N5-X modular antennas are specifically optimized for C5x extended frequency support.

Designed

Ultra Rugged

The C5x, with its die-cast aluminum metal enclosure, dual-pole mounts and industrial-grade, twist-on antenna options, is optimized to reduce noise, withstand the outdoor elements and stay mounted in extreme weather.

FAQ

Can the C5x base radio at 8 dBi be used without an antenna?

Yes. You can use the base C5x 8 dBi radio without an antenna for short distance links. Please remove the locking screw from the twist-on screws to serve as a drain hole.

Do I need both the PTP Feature key and the PTMP Speed key to enable full throughput for PTP Mode?

No. The PTP Feature key also enables the ethernet port to operate at 1000Base-T.

Can I use the C5x in PTMP mode once the PTP Feature key is installed?

Yes. The PTP Feature Key essentially enables full operation of the C5x for PTP mode, 1000Base-T ethernet link speeds, and you can still use PTMP mode. The single software image allows you switch between modes using the GUI, with a reboot.

For PTMP mode, how is throughput being limited when no feature keys are installed?

The speed is throttled by setting the ethernet port to 100Base-T. The radio can still operate at full MCS rates based on the signal strength. This allows the most efficient over the air transport to optimize spectrum efficiency.

Do I have to install a Feature Key when initially unlocking the C5x?

No. You can add feature keys anytime during installation or later. This allows you to initially provide lower speeds, less than 100 and upgrade beyond 100 Mbps as customers bandwidth needs grow.

How to you switch modes between PTP and PTMP once a PTP Feature Key is installed?

The new C5x software, version 2.5 and newer, is a single image for both PTP and PTMP modes. Once the PTP Feature Key is installed, you can toggle the link mode found in the Link Settings GUI page, requiring a reboot.

What distances are supported for PTP C5x links?

This depends on the antenna size and regulatory power settings. The C5x and all the N5-X antenna options are available in Mimosa’s Network Design Tool (NDT). It’s free and very easy to model a PTP link, give it a try at: https://design.mimosa.co/designtool/ndt

What PTMP distances are supported by the C5x?

The modular C5x was designed to provide great prices for short and long distance PTMP links. The usable distance depends on AP antenna gain, C5x antenna gain and regulatory power settings. The C5x and all the N5-X antenna options are available in Mimosa’s Network Design Tool (NDT). It’s free and very easy to model a PTMP coverage area, give it a try at: https://design.mimosa.co/designtool/ndt

Do the C5x + N5-X antennas work with the Fleximount?

Yes, with one exception. The Fleximount works for the C5x and N5-X12, N5-X16 and N5-X20. The Fleximount is not strong enough to use with the C5x and the N5-X25.

Specifications

C5x

Max Throughput

100 Base-T Out-of-the-box PTMP
500 Mbps IP PTMP (with Speed key)
700 Mbps IP PTP (with PTP key)

Frequency

4900-6400 MHz

Weight

0.37 kg (0.82 lbs)

Power Consumption

12.9 W max

Gain

8 dBi (native)
12–25 dBi (with antennas)

IP Rating

IP55

Build Material

Die-cast aluminum

Max Out Power

27 dBm

Get the Datasheet

N5X Antennas

Gain

12 dBi

Weight

0.16 kg (0.35 lbs)

Front-to-Back Ratio

29 dB

Front-to-Side Ratio

27 dB

Diameter

76 mm

Depth

67 mm

N5X Antennas

Gain

16 dBi

Weight

0.61 kg (1.35 lbs)

Front-to-Back Ratio

50 dB

Front-to-Side Ratio

43 dB

Diameter

160 mm

Depth

116 mm

N5X Antennas

Gain

20 dBi

Weight

0.77 kg (1.7 lbs)

Front-to-Back Ratio

35 dB

Front-to-Side Ratio

37 dB

Diameter

270 mm

Depth

83 mm

N5X Antennas

Gain

25 dBi

Weight

0.98 kg (2.15 lbs)

Front-to-Back Ratio

40 dB

Front-to-Side Ratio

> 45 dB

Diameter

429 mm

Depth

116 mm

What's In The Box

One C5x

Two Hose Clamps

Installation and User Guide

*PoE and Mount sold separately

What's In The Box

One N5-X12 Horn

What's In The Box

One N5-X16 Horn

What's In The Box

Sold in 2 or 8 packs

One N5-X20 Dish

One Cassegrain Reflector

Three Screws with Bolts

What's In The Box

Sold in 2 or 8 packs

One N5-X20 Dish

One Cassegrain Reflector

Three Screws with Bolts