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Cisco Aironet Access Point Module for 802.11ac Data Sheet

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Text Box: Cisco Aironet® Access Point Module for 802.11ac●	Flexible add-on third radio module for the Cisco Aironet 3600i or Cisco Aironet 3600e Series Access Points●	Self-contained 5-GHz radio●	Sleek design with internal antennasNext-Generation Wi-Fi Connectivity●	IEEE 802.11ac Draft 5 Very High Throughput (VHT)●	Maximum date rate of 1.3 Gbps, with 802.11ac Wave 1 draft specification:◦	Channel widths expanded to 80 MHz◦	Enhanced 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM)◦	Three spatial streams●	Explicit Compressed Beamforming (ECBF) support will improve battery life and optimize the up and downlink performance for mobile devices that supporting this featureInvestment Protection with Modular Architecture Design●	Field upgrade existing 3600 Series access points●	802.11ac Module appears as a second 5-GHz radio - in slot 2 of a 3600 Series●	Draws its power directly from the 3600 Series access pointTroubleshooting Forensics for Faster Interference Resolution and Proactive Action●	Historic interference information for back-in-time analysis and faster problem solving●	24/7 monitoring with remote access reduces travel and speeds resolution●	Cisco® Spectrum Expert Connect provides real-time, raw spectrum data to help with difficult-to-diagnose interference problems●	The Air Quality Index in Cisco CleanAir® technology provides a snapshot of network performance and the impact of interference●	Classify over 20 different types of interference, including non-Wi-Fi interference within 5 to 30 seconds●	Automatic remedial action and less manual interventionSecure Interoperability●	Controller-based deployment only

Taking advantage of the flexible, modular design of the Cisco Aironet® 3600 Series Access Point, the Cisco® 802.11ac Module delivers the industry's first enterprise-class implementation of next-generation Wi-Fi connectivity, as defined by the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 1 draft specification.

Delivering up to three times the maximum data rate of today's high-end, enterprise 802.11n access points, the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) Certified 802.11ac Module provides enterprise networks with more reliability and superior performance by supporting up to three spatial-stream and 80-MHz-wide channels for a maximum data rate of 1.3 Gbps.

• 802.11ac with 3 x 3 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology, with three spatial streams, which sustains 1.3-Gbps rates over a greater range for more capacity and reliability than competing access points

• With the Dynamic Channel usage 802.11ac can utilize an 80- MHz-wide channel and dynamically contract in real-time based on network characteristics

• The module provides MIMO-equalization-optimized uplink performance and reliability by minimizing the impact of signal fade

• 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) providing a 30 percent more efficient use of the wireless spectrum

• Cisco CleanAir® technology, providing proactive, high-speed spectrum intelligence to combat performance problems due to wireless interference

• Explicit Compressed Beamforming (ECBF) technology option to improve performance in both directions (when the 802.11ac device also supports ECBF) including one-, two-, and three-spatial-stream devices on 802.11ac while improving battery life on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets

The innovative modular design allows any existing Cisco Aironet 3600 Series Access Points to be field-upgraded and immediately expand the available bandwidth for new 802.11ac devices while supporting all your traditional wireless devices on 802.11a/b/g/n.
This flexibility allows companies to grow their network bandwidth dynamically as it is needed, whether for pervasive coverage or spot coverage based on the high-bandwidth demands of their user base - for example, areas of high user congregation such as libraries, cafeterias, auditoriums. Companies have full control for how, where, and when to expand their wireless network.

Scalability

The Cisco Aironet 3600 Series is a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, which can scale to up to 18,000 access points with full Layer 3 mobility across central or remote locations on the enterprise campus, in branch offices, and at remote sites. The Cisco Unified Wireless Network is the industry's most flexible, resilient, and scalable architecture, delivering secure access to mobility services and applications and offering the lowest total cost of ownership and investment protection by integrating seamlessly with the existing wired network.

Product Specifications

Table 1 lists the product specifications for Cisco Aironet 3600 Series Access Points.

Table 1. Product Specifications for Cisco Aironet 3600 Series Access Points

Item

Specification

Part Numbers

The Cisco Aironet 3600 Series 802.11ac Module

• AIR-RM3000AC-x-K9=: 802.11ac Module
• AIR-RM3000MACxK910=: 802.11ac Module, 10 Pack

Cisco Wireless LAN Services

Regulatory domains: X = Regulatory domain

Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that corresponds to a particular country, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance.

Not all regulatory domains have been approved. As they are approved, the part numbers will be available on the Global Price List.

 

Cisco SMARTnet® Service for the Cisco Aironet Access Point 802.11ac Module

Qty(10) CON-SNT-RM3000AC:SMARTnet 8x5xNBD 10 quantity eco-pack 802.11ac Module (5 GHz)

Individual SmartNet PIDs

Individual 802.11ac Module PIDs

Eco Pack SmartNet PIDs

Eco Pack 802.11ac Module PIDs

Service Level

CON-SNT-AIRRM3CA

AIR-RM3000AC-A-K9=

CON-SNT-AIRRM3AA

AIR-RM3000ACAK910=

SNT

CON-SNT-AIRRM3AC

AIR-RM3000AC-C-K9=

CON-SNT-AIRRM3A1

AIR-RM3000ACAK910=

SNT

CON-SNT-AIRRM3EK

AIR-RM3000AC-E-K9=

CON-SNT-AIRRM3CE

AIR-RM3000ACAK910=

SNT

CON-SNT-AIRRM3AK

AIR-RM3000AC-I-K9=

CON-SNT-AIRRM3A0

AIR-RM3000ACAK910=

SNT

CON-SNT-AIRRM3KK

AIR-RM3000AC-K-K9=

CON-SNT-AIRRMCK9

AIR-RM3000ACAK910=

SNT

CON-SNT-AIRRM3AN

AIR-RM3000AC-N-K9=

CON-SNT-AIRRMCNK

AIR-RM3000ACAK910=

SNT

CON-SNT-AIRRM3QK

AIR-RM3000AC-Q-K9=

CON-SNT-AIRRM3CQ

AIR-RM3000ACAK910=

SNT

CON-SNT-AIRRM3RK

AIR-RM3000AC-R-K9=

CON-SNT-AIRRM3AR

AIR-RM3000ACAK910=

SNT

CON-SNT-AIRRM3AS

AIR-RM3000AC-S-K9=

CON-SNT-AIRRM3SK

AIR-RM3000ACAK910=

SNT

CON-SNT-AIRRM3AT

AIR-RM3000AC-T-K9=

CON-SNT-AIRRM3A9

AIR-RM3000ACAK910=

SNT

CON-SNT-AIRRM3ZK

AIR-RM3000AC-Z-K9=

CON-SNT-AIRRM3K9

AIR-RM3000ACAK910=

SNT

Software

Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 7.5 or later

Supported Wireless LAN Controllers

• Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers, Cisco 2500 Series Virtual Wireless Controller, Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module (WLCM) on Cisco Services-Ready Engine (SRE) for Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2 (ISR G2), Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2), Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller, Cisco Flex 7500 Series Cloud Controller, Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller

802.11 Capabilities

• 3 x 3 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) with three spatial streams
• Maximal ratio combining (MRC)
• 802.11ac, 802.11n, and 802.11a/g beamforming
• 20-, 40- and 80-MHz channels
• PHY data rates up to 1.3 Gbps (80-MHz with three spatial streams)
• Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (Tx/Rx), A-MSDU (Tx/Rx)
• 802.11 dynamic frequency selection (DFS)
• Cyclic shift diversity (CSD) support

Data Rates Supported

802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps

802.11n data rates (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz):

MCS Index1

GI2 = 800ns

GI = 400ns

20-MHz Rate (Mbps)

40-MHz Rate (Mbps)

20-MHz Rate (Mbps)

40-MHz Rate (Mbps)

0

6.5

13.5

7.2

15

1

13

27

14.4

30

2

19.5

40.5

21.7

45

3

26

54

28.9

60

4

39

81

43.3

90

5

52

108

57.8

120

6

58.5

121.5

65

135

7

65

135

72.2

150

8

13

27

14.4

30

9

26

54

28.9

60

10

39

81

43.3

90

11

52

108

57.8

120

12

78

162

86.7

180

13

104

216

115.6

240

14

117

243

130

270

15

130

270

144.4

300

16

19.5

40.5

21.7

45

17

39

81

43.3

90

18

58.5

121.5

65

135

19

78

162

86.7

180

20

117

243

130

270

21

156

324

173.3

360

22

175.5

364.5

195

405

23

195

405

216.7

450

 

802.11ac data rates (5 GHz):

MCS Index3

Spatial Streams

GI4 = 800ns

GI = 400ns

 

20-MHz Rate (Mbps)

40-MHz Rate (Mbps)

80-MHz Rate (Mbps)

20-MHz Rate (Mbps)

40-MHz Rate (Mbps)

80-MHz Rate (Mbps)

0

1

6.5

13.5

29.3

7.2

15

32.5

1

1

13

27

58.5

14.4

30

65

2

1

19.5

40.5

87.8

21.7

45

97.5

3

1

26

54

117

28.9

60

130

4

1

39

81

175.5

43.3

90

195

5

1

52

108

234

57.8

120

260

6

1

58.5

121.5

263.3

65

135

292.5

7

1

65

135

292.5

72.2

150

325

8

1

78

162

351

86.7

180

390

9

1

NA

180

390

NA

200

433.3

0

2

13

27

58.5

14.4

30

65

1

2

26

54

117

28.9

60

130

2

2

39

81

175.5

43.3

90

195

3

2

52

108

234

57.8

120

260

4

2

78

162

351

86.7

180

390

5

2

104

216

468

115.6

240

520

6

2

117

243

526.5

130

270

585

7

2

130

270

585

144.4

300

650

8

2

156

324

702

173.3

360

780

9

2

78

780

780

NA

400

866.7

0

3

19.5

40.5

87.8

21.7

45

97.5

1

3

39

81

175.5

43.3

90

195

2

3

58.5

121.5

263.3

65

135

292.5

3

3

78

162

351

86.7

180

390

4

3

117

243

526.5

130

270

585

5

3

156

324

702

173.3

360

780

6

3

175.5

364.5

NA

195

405

NA

7

3

195

405

877.5

216.7

450

975

8

3

234

486

1053

260

540

1170

9

3

260

540

1170

288.9

600

1300

Frequency Band and 20-MHz Operating Channels

A (America - FCC)

• 5180 to 5320 MHz: 8 Channels
• 5500 to 5700 MHz: 8 Channels (excludes 5600 to 5640 MHz)
• 5745 to 5825 MHz: 5 Channels

C (China)

• 5745 to 5825 MHz: 5 Channels

E (ETSI)

• 5180 to 5320 MHz: 8 Channels
• 5500 to 5700 MHz: 8 Channels (excludes 5600 to 5640 MHz)

I (Israel)

• 5180 to 5320 MHz: 8 Channels

K (Korea)

• 5180 to 5320 MHz: 8 Channels
• 5500 to 5620 MHz: 7 Channels
• 5745 to 5805 MHz: 4 Channels

N (India & Non FCC)

• 5180 to 5320 MHz: 8 Channels
• 5745 to 5825 MHz: 5 Channels

Q (Japan)

• 5180 to 5320 MHz: 8 Channels
• 5500 to 5700 MHz: 11 Channels

R (Russia)

• 5180 to 5320 MHz: 8 Channels
• 5660 to 5700 MHz: 3 Channels
• 5745 to 5805 MHz: 4 Channels

S (Singapore)

• 5180 to 5320 MHz: 8 Channels
• 5500 to 5700 MHz: 11 Channels
• 5745 to 5825 MHz: 5 Channels

T (Taiwan)

• 5280 to 5320 MHz: 3 Channels
• 5500 to 5700 MHz: 8 Channels (excludes 5600 to 5640 MHz)
• 5745 to 5825 MHz: 5 Channels

Z (New Zealand)

• 5180 to 5320 MHz: 8 Channels
• 5500 to 5700 MHz: 8 Channels (excludes 5600 to 5640 MHz)
• 5745 to 5825 MHz: 5 Channels

Note: Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that corresponds to a particular country, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance.

Maximum Number of Nonoverlapping Channels

5 GHz

802.11a

• 20 MHz BW: 24 Channels

802.11n

• 20 MHz: 24 Channels
• 40 MHz: 11 Channels

802.11ac

• 20 MHz: 24 Channels
• 40 MHz: 11 Channels
• 80 MHz: 5 Channels

Note: This varies by regulatory domain. Refer to the product documentation for specific details for each regulatory domain.

Receive Sensitivity

802.11a

-93 dBm @ 6 Mb/s

-75 dBm @ 54 Mb/s

802.11n (HT20)

-92 dBm @ MCS0

-71 dBm @ MCS7

-89 dBm @ MCS8

-70 dBm @ MCS15

-87 dBm @ MCS16

-70 dBm @ MCS23

802.11n (HT40)

-89 dBm @ MCS0

-69 dBm @ MCS7

-85 dBm @ MCS8

-66 dBm @ MCS15

-88 dBm @ MCS16

-65 dBm @ MCS23

802.11ac (VHT20)

-91 dBm @ Nss=1, MCS0

-67 dBm @ Nss=1, MCS8

-88 dBm @ Nss=2, MCS0

-64 dBm @ Nss=2, MCS8

-87 dBm @ Nss=3, MCS0

-63 dBm @ Nss=3, MCS8

802.11ac (VHT40)

-89 dBm @ Nss=1, MCS0

-63 dBm @ Nss=1, MCS9

-85 dBm @ Nss=2, MCS0

-59 dBm @ Nss=2, MCS9

-84 dBm @ Nss=3, MCS0

-58 dBm @ Nss=3, MCS9

802.11ac (VHT80)

-86 dBm @ Nss=1, MCS0

-60 dBm @ Nss=1, MCS9

-82 dBm @ Nss=2, MCS0

-56 dBm @ Nss=2, MCS9

-80 dBm @ Nss=3, MCS0

-55 dBm @ Nss=3, MCS9

Maximum Transmit Power

5 GHz

• 802.11a
• 22 dBm: 3 Antennas Enabled
• 802.11n (HT20)
• 22 dBm: 3 Antennas Enabled
• 802.11n (HT40)
• 22 dBm: 3 Antennas Enabled
• 802.11ac (VHT20)
• 22 dBm: 3 Antennas Enabled
• 802.11ac (VHT40)
• 22 dBm: 3 Antennas Enabled
• 802.11ac (VHT80)
• 22 dBm: 3 Antennas Enabled

Note: The maximum power setting will vary by channel and according to individual country regulations. Refer to the product documentation for specific details.

Available Transmit Power Settings

5 GHz

 

1 Antenna

2 Antenna

3 Antenna

 
• 17 dBm
• 14 dBm
• 11 dBm
• 8 dBm
• 5 dBm
• 20 dBm
• 17 dBm
• 14 dBm
• 11 dBm
• 8 dBm
• 22 dBm
• 19 dBm
• 16 dBm
• 13 dBm
• 10 dBm

Note: The maximum power setting will vary by channel and according to individual country regulations. Refer to the product documentation for specific details.

Integrated Antenna

• 5 GHz, Gain 5 dBi, internal omni, horizontal beamwidth 360°

Dimensions
(W x L x H)

• 8.46 x 2.5 x 1.97 in. (21.48 x 6.35 x 5 cm)

Weight

• 1 lb (0.45 kg)

Environmental

Cisco Aironet 3600i with the 802.11ac module installed

• Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22 to 158°F (-30 to 70°C)
• Nonoperating (storage) Altitude Test -25°C, 15,000 ft.
• Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
• Operating humidity: 10 to 90% percent (noncondensing)
• Operating Altitude Test -40°C, 9843 ft.

Cisco Aironet 3600e with the 802.11ac module installed

• Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22 to 158°F (-30 to 70°C)
• Nonoperating (storage) Altitude Test -25°C, 15,000 ft.
• Operating temperature: -4 to 118°F (-20 to 48°C) with module
• Operating humidity: 10 to 90 percent (noncondensing)
• Operating Altitude Test -40°C, 9843 ft.

Power Draw

• 3600i/3600e with the 802.11ac Module requires 18W

Powering Options

3600 Series Access Point with the 802.11ac Module

• Enhanced Power over Ethernet (PoE): up to 20 W configurable on an Ethernet port basis
• 802.3at PoE+: 25.5W delivered to the access ppoint
• Cisco 3600 Series Power Injectors (AIR-PWRINJ4=)
• Cisco 3600 Series Local Power Supply (AIR-PWR-B=)

Warranty

Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty

Compliance Standards

• UL 60950-1
• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
• UL 2043
• IEC 60950-1
• EN 60950-1
• EN 50155
• Radio approvals:
• FCC Part 15.247, 15.407
• RSS-210 (Canada)
• EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe)
• ARIB-STD 66 (Japan)
• ARIB-STD T71 (Japan)
• EMI and susceptibility (Class B)
• FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109
• ICES-003 (Canada)
• VCCI (Japan)
• EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)
• EN 60601-1-2 EMC requirements for the Medical Directive 93/42/EEC
• IEEE Standard:
• IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11h, IEEE 802.11d
• IEEE 802.11ac Draft 5
• Security:
• 802.11i, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), WPA
• 802.1X
• Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
• EAP Type(s):
• Extensible Authentication Protocol-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS)
• EAP-Tunneled TLS (TTLS) or Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol Version 2 (MSCHAPv2)
• Protected EAP (PEAP) v0 or EAP-MSCHAPv2
• Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)
• PEAPv1 or EAP-Generic Token Card (GTC)
• EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)
• Multimedia:
• Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM )
• Other:
• FCC Bulletin OET-65C
• RSS-102
1MCS Index: The Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) index determines the number of spatial streams, the modulation, the coding rate, and data rate values.
2GI: A guard interval (GI) between symbols helps receivers overcome the effects of multipath delays.
3MCS Index: The Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) index determines the number of spatial streams, the modulation, the coding rate, and data rate values.
4GI: A guard interval (GI) between symbols helps receivers overcome the effects of multipath delays.

Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty

The Cisco Aironet Access Point Module for 802.11ac comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that provides full warranty coverage of the hardware for as long as the original end user continues to own or use the product. The warranty includes 10-day advance hardware replacement and ensures that software media is defect-free for 90 days. For more details, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/warranty.

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For More Information

For more information about the Cisco Aironet Access Point Module for 802.11ac, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/wireless or contact your local account representative.