Quanta 5 / Quanta 6: Installation and Configuration


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Key Features

Quanta 5 / Quanta 6 is a wireless point-to-point solution with an impressive maximal performance of up to 650 Mbps, a packet performance is up to 1 200 000 pps. Quanta 5 / Quanta 6 families are based on the newest Infinet Wireless proprietary Octopus SDR hardware platform.

Quanta 5 operates in frequency range from 4900 MHz to 6000 MHz, Quanta 6 - from 6000 MHz to 6425 MHz. The solution supports the wide range of channel width between 3.5 MHz and 56 MHz and operates in LOS and non-LOS conditions. SC-FDE radio technology is used for data transmission.

There are several possible version of Quanta 5 / Quanta 6 solution enclosures:

Quanta 5
  • with integrated antenna 28 dBi;
  • with integrated antenna 25 dBi;
  • with integrated antenna 23 dBi;
  • with integrated antenna 18 dBi;
  • with two N-type ports for an external antenna.
Quanta 6
  • with integrated antenna 28 dBi;
  • with integrated antenna 25 dBi;
  • with integrated antenna 18 dBi;
  • with two N-type ports for an external antenna.


  • Extended set of modulation coding schemes – Quanta 5 / Quanta 6 supports 14 modulation-coding schemes. In periodic interference conditions, the performance will stay on the highest level.
  • Automatic Modulation Control (AMC) – modulation control algorithm selects the most appropriate modulation-coding scheme at each polarization and each end of the link in order to maximize the link performance.
  • Hybrid-FDD (split-frequency mode) – separate allocation of downlink and uplink channels to utilize the least congested frequency channel at each end of the link.
  • Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ) – a technology which enables packet re-transmission in case of previous unsuccessful delivery, allows to achieve reliable connectivity even in highly congested spectrum.
  • Instant DFS – a set of algorithms operating on top of the mandatory DFS/Radar detection/LBT, providing background spectrum scanning and zero-downtime channel reselection in case of congestion or radar detection. For uplink and downlink traffic, different frequencies can be selected to achieve optimum performance.
  • Automatic Transmit Power Control (ATPC) – a technology which allows to limit the overall power system mode, which takes into account the antenna gain and losses in the RF cable.


Gigabit EthernetRJ45 socket for connecting to power supply and data transmission. The network connection to the wireless device is made via a 1000BaseT (Gigabit) Ethernet connection. Power is provided to the device over the 1000BaseT Ethernet connection using a standard IEEE 802.3at passive PoE power supply.
SFPExternal optical Gigabit port for plugging of the optical SFP transceiver module.


Units with combo port, Ethernet and SFP, have the part number ending with “2”, e.g. Q5-E/08602. If the part number ends with a “0” or “1”, the device has only a Gigabit Ethernet port.

Devices with an integrated 18 dBi antenna only have a Gigabit Ethernet port.


  • VLAN support is an important tool which is used to isolate and filter traffic flows.
  • STP support allows to avoid network loops.
  • IEEE 1588v2 support provides synchronization between devices via the wired network segment.
  • Stacked VLAN support (Q-in-Q) avoids the limitation in the number of available VLANs (4096), which can be useful for large networks. In addition, Q-in-Q allows you to organize L2 channels within a limited VLAN list, which is widely used in provider networks and on leased communication channels.
  • Due to QoS support, traffic prioritization is available in accordance with the 802.1p (8 queues), ensures that the most important data arrives with priority.
  • One of the network mechanisms to optimize bandwidth by reducing the share of overhead for service headers are Jumbo frames with size up to 9038 bytes.


Quanta 5 / Quanta 6 have a link budget of up to 178 dB for models with 25 dBi antenna and from 125 dB for models with external antennas that allows to achieve reliable connectivity at a distance more than 200 km in clear line-of-sight conditions, as well as provides sufficient margin for near- and non-LOS deployments at shorter distances. Transmit power at the highest modulations is also one of the key performance metrics, allowing devices to achieve the highest performance over long distances and in noisy spectrum. The Quanta 5 / Quanta 6 transmit power at QAM256 is up to 24 dBm.


  • Operating temperature range -40 ... +60 ºС, in an extended temperature range: -55 ... +60 ºС.
  • Dust and water protection in compliance with IP66/IP67.
  • Wind load up to 160 kph - operation, 200 kph - survival.

Octopus SDR Platform Features

Infinet’s latest SDR platform has been designed based on a Software-Defined Radio technology aimed at increasing link performance several-fold. Addressing challenges such as limited spectrum availability, growing interference challenges and demands for yet more capacity, Quanta 5 / Quanta 6 families combine the best features from the well-proven Infinet R5000 and XG families as well as numerous cutting-edge wireless breakthroughs. Quanta 5 / Quanta 6 are fully future proof thanks to a new design which allows the implementation of new PHY, MAC and upper layer features remotely via a firmware upgrade, even for units already deployed in the field.


The device has following electrical parameters:

  • Consumption is up to 15 W.
  • Power options: 90-240 VAC~ @ 50/60 Hz, ±43..56 VDC.
  • 802.3at support or InfiNet Wireless proprietary passive PoE.

AC/DC injector IDU-CPE-G(24W) is included to the packing list.

Installation Scheme

LED Panel

The LED panel allows to check if the power is on and the level of the received signal. The power indicator has three possible states:

  • Red – the power is on.
  • Yellow – 10/100 Mbps wired connection.
  • Green – 1000 Mbps wired connection.

The signal level is determined by the number of lighting indicators. The more indicators are on, the better wireless connection is established. The blinking indicator means an intermediate state. The more often the indicator blinks the higher level connection is established.

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