Upgrading Trango Microwave Links

Why consider upgrading Trango Microwave Links ?

Many users consider upgrading existing Wireless Links such as Trango to add greater capacity, or network coverage.  When considering a wireless vendor, factors generally include:

  • Vendor Track Record
  • Vendor Corporate Stability
  • Product Performance & Reliability
  • Product Support and Service
  • Manufacturing Leadtimes
  • Attractive Vendor Roadmap
  • Product Pricing including all required options

Generally, Microwave links are required to operate unattended for many years in challenging outdoor environments, and therefore reliable and stable products and vendors are paramount in the selection process.

Turbulence in Wireless Vendor Market Space

Amongst many ongoing changes in the market for Microwave Backhaul and Microwave Transmission vendors, there is ongoing consolidation, M&A, and other activities.  Recently, Microwave Vendor Trango Networks ceased trading and customers have reported that there is no longer supply of product, spares or support.

According to some former Trango customers in February 2019,

“Trango Systems has ceased trading trading and no longer or supporting existing installed links. We are therefore forced to find alternative suppliers”

Therefore many former Trango customers are looking for dependable alternative suppliers for Microwave and Radio links

CableFree FOR3 Full Outdoor 1024QAM Microwave Link - Upgrade Dragonwave
Full Outdoor 1024QAM Microwave Link from CableFree

Upgrade to Latest Microwave Technology for Higher Capacities

Some vendors are fully shipping products today with 1024QAM, XPIC, and upgrades to 2048QAM, XPIC, 10Gbps MMW (Millimeter Wave), which are features above and beyond those achieved by many in the market today.  Customers can upgrade today and achieve higher capacity, longer range, reach and availability, at low Total Cost of Ownership compared to competing options.

Future Roadmap for Microwave Upgrades

In addition to today’s products, an impressive roadmap ensures access to higher speed links and features in future products also.   Consideration is worthwhile into:

  • Vendor roadmaps to higher capacity links with microwave up to 4Gbps or more per link existing today.
  • Upgrading to E-Band MMW for shorter links especially in congested city environments
  • Using E-band Millimeter Wave for short links to free-up existing microwave spectrum, relief of spectral congestion and re-using valuable microwave spectrum for longer links where required

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WR42 | WG20 | R220 Waveguide

WR42 | WG20 | R220 – Rectangular Waveguide Size

WR42 | WG20 | R220 Waveguide Size

  • EIA Standard:WR42
  • RSCS Standard (British Military):WG20
  • IEC Standard:R220

WR42 Specifications

  • Recommended Frequency Band:18.00 to 26.50 GHz
  • Cutoff Frequency of Lowest Order Mode:14.051 GHz
  • Cutoff Frequency of Upper Mode:28.102 GHz
  • Dimension:0.42 Inches [10.668 mm] x 0.17 Inches [4.318 mm]

Commonly Used for Microwave Link Bands

  • 18GHz
  • 23GHz
  • 26GHz

Microwave Waveguide WR42
Microwave Waveguide

Other Names:

UBR220, PBR220

These are  different flange types.  U = Unpressurised, P = Pressurised

What is a Waveguide?

A waveguide is an electromagnetic feed line that is used for high frequency signals. Waveguides conduct microwave energy at lower loss than coaxial cables and are used in microwave communications, radars and other high frequency applications.

The waveguide must have a certain minimum cross section, relative to the wavelength of the signal to function properly. If wavelength of the signal is too long (Frequency is too low) when compared to the cross section of the waveguide, the electromagnetic fields cannot propagate. The lowest frequency range at which a waveguide will operate is where the cross section is large enough to fit one complete wavelength of the signal.

For Further Information

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