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Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points Data Sheet

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The Cisco® Catalyst® 9130AX Series Access Points are the next generation of enterprise access points. They are resilient, secure, and intelligent.

Cisco® Catalyst® 9130AX

With the emergence of high-density networks and the Internet of Things (IoT), we are more dependent on wireless networks than ever before. Increasing numbers of devices connect to the network every year, ranging from high-performance client devices to low-bandwidth IoT devices. Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points provide a seamless experience anywhere for everyone, with high scaling and unmatched performance in diverse network deployments. Going beyond the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, the 9130AX Series provides integrated security, resiliency, and operational flexibility as well as increased network intelligence.

Extending Cisco’s intent-based network and perfect for networks of all sizes, the Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series scales to meet the growing demands of IoT while fully supporting the latest innovations and new technologies. The 9130AX Series is also a leader in performance, security, and analytics.

The Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points, paired with the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA), are enterprise-class products that will address both your current and future needs. They are the first step in updating your network to take better advantage of all of the features and benefits that Wi-Fi 6 provides.

Table 1.        Features and benefits

Feature

Benefits

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

The IEEE 802.11ax emerging standard, also known as High-Efficiency Wireless (HEW) or Wi-Fi 6, builds on 802.11ac. It delivers a better experience in typical environments with more predictable performance for advanced applications such as 4K or 8K video, high-density, high-definition collaboration apps, all-wireless offices, and IoT. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to use both the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands, unlike the 802.11ac standard.

Cisco RF ASIC

The Cisco RF Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is a fully integrated Software-Defined Radio (SDR) that can perform advanced RF spectrum analysis and delivers features such as Cisco CleanAir®, Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), FastLocate,* and Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) detection.

(* Future)

Uplink/downlink OFDMA

Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)-based scheduling splits the bandwidth into smaller frequency allocations called Resource Units (RUs), which can be assigned to individual clients in both the downlink and uplink directions to reduce overhead and latency.

Uplink/downlink MU‑MIMO technology

Supporting eight spatial streams, Multiuser Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) enables access points to split spatial streams between client devices to maximize throughput.

BSS coloring

Spatial reuse (also known as Basic Service Set [BSS] coloring) allows the access points and their clients to differentiate between BSSs, thus permitting more simultaneous transmissions.

Target Wake Time

A new power-saving mode called Target Wake Time (TWT) allows the client to stay asleep and to wake up only at prescheduled (target) times to exchange data with the access point. This offers significant energy savings for battery-operated devices, up to three to four times the savings achieved by 802.11n and 802.11ac.

Intelligent Capture

Intelligent Capture probes the network and provides Cisco DNA Center with deep analysis. The software can track more than 240 anomalies and instantaneously review all packets on demand, emulating the onsite network administrator. Intelligent Capture allows for more informed decisions on your wireless networks.

Flexible Radio Assignment (FRA) with tri-radio mode

FRA allows the access points to intelligently determine the operating mode of serving radios based on the RF environment and traffic demands. The access points can operate in the following modes:

  Dual-radio mode: One 8x8 5 GHz and one 4x4 2.4 GHz. One radio will serve clients on the 5-GHz band, while the other serves clients on the 2.4-GHz band.
  Tri-radio mode: * Dual 4x4 5 GHz and one 4x4 2.4 GHz. With two 4x4 5-GHz and one 4x4 2.4-GHz radios (tri-radio) inside the access point, client device capacity can be increased on demand.

The access point’s default mode is dual radio with 8x8 5 GHz and 4x4 2.4 GHz. It has the ability to split the 8x8 radio into two separate 4x4 5-GHz radios through software, thereby enabling the benefits of FRA while allowing the 2.4-GHz radio to remain active.

Industry first 8x8 external antenna access point with smart antenna connector

The Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points are the first in the industry to provide an 8x8 radio architecture with external antennas. Additionally, these antennas can be split into a dual 4x4 radio architecture. An intelligent physical antenna connector is included on the 9130AX Series with an external antenna. This connector provides advanced network design flexibility for high-density and large open-area environments such as auditoriums, convention centers, libraries, cafeterias, and arenas/stadiums.

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller (EWC)

An Embedded Wireless Controller on the Catalyst 9130AX access points is designed for networks of all sizes, including small and medium-sized businesses and distributed enterprises. It provides industry-leading wireless LAN technology without the need for a physical wireless controller. For more details refer to the EWC data sheet.

Application Hosting on Catalyst 9100 Access

Application Hosting on Catalyst 9100 Access Points helps future-proof and simplify IoT deployments by eliminating the need to install and manage overlay networks. Utilizing the USB interface, containerized applications and hardware modules can be deployed to reduce cost and complexity. Adding Cisco DNA Center provides workflows and deployment-wide application lifecycle management.

Multigigabit Ethernet support

Multigigabit Ethernet provides uplink speeds of 5 Gbps and 2.5 Gbps, in addition to 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps. All speeds are supported on Category 5e cabling, as well as 10GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz) cabling.

Bluetooth 5

Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 radio enables location-based use cases such as asset tracking, wayfinding, and analytics.

Container support for applications

Container support enables edge computing capabilities for IoT applications on the host access point.

Apple features

Apple and Cisco have partnered to create an optimal mobile experience for iOS devices on corporate networks based on Cisco technologies. Using new features in Apple iOS, in combination with the latest software and hardware from Cisco, businesses can now more effectively use their network infrastructure to deliver an enhanced user experience across all business applications.

At the center of the collaboration is a unique handshake between the Cisco WLAN and Apple devices. This handshake enables the Cisco WLAN to provide an optimal Wi-Fi roaming experience to Apple devices. Additionally, the Cisco WLAN trusts Apple devices and gives priority treatment for business-critical applications specified by the Apple device. This feature is also known as Fast Lane.

For more details about Wi-Fi 6, see Cisco’s technical white paper on Wi-Fi 6.

For more details about Catalyst 9130AX feature support, see Cisco's Feature Matrix.

Secure infrastructure

Trustworthy systems built with Cisco Trust Anchor Technologies provide a highly secure foundation for Cisco products. With the Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points, these technologies enable assurance of hardware and software authenticity for supply chain trust and strong defense against man-in-the-middle attacks that compromise software and firmware. Trust Anchor capabilities include:

      Image signing

      Secure Boot

      Cisco Trust Anchor module

Cisco DNA support

Pairing the Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points with Cisco DNA allows for a total network transformation. Cisco DNA allows you to truly understand your network with real-time analytics, quickly detect and contain security threats, and easily provide networkwide consistency through automation and virtualization. The 9130AX Series supports Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), Cisco’s leading enterprise architecture.

Working together, the Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series and Cisco DNA offer such features as:

      Cisco DNA Spaces

      Cisco Identity Services Engine

      Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

The result? Your network stays relevant, becomes digital ready, and is the lifeblood of your organization.

Note:     For information about DNA, refer to the Cisco DNA Solution Overview.

Product specifications

Table 2.        Specifications

Item

Specification

Part numbers

Cisco Catalyst 9130AXI Access Point: Indoor environments, with internal antennas

  C9130AXI-x: Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series

Cisco Catalyst 9130AXE Access Point: Challenging indoor environments, with external antennas

  C9130AXE-x: Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series

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 https://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 and/or regional price lists.

Cisco Wireless LAN Services

Software

Catalyst 9130AXI

  Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.10.x or later
  Cisco IOS ® XE Software Release 16.12.1 with AP Device Pack, or later

Catalyst 9130AXE

  Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.10 MR1 or later
  Cisco IOS XE Software Release 17.1.1 or later

Supported wireless LAN controllers

  Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
  Cisco 3504, 5520, and 8540 Wireless Controllers and Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller

802.11n version 2.0 (and related) capabilities

  4x4 MIMO with four spatial streams
  Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
  802.11n and 802.11a/g
  20- and 40-MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 1.5 Gbps (40 MHz with 5 GHz and 20 MHz with 2.4 GHz)
  Packet aggregation: Aggregate MAC Protocol Data Unit (A-MPDU) (transmit and receive), Aggregate MAC Service Data Unit (A-MSDU) (transmit and receive)
  802.11 Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support

802.11ac

  8x8 downlink MU-MIMO with eight spatial streams
  MRC
  802.11ac beamforming
  20-, 40-, 80-, and 160-MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 3.4 Gbps (8x8 80 MHz or Dual 4x4 80+80 MHz on 5GHz)
  Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  802.11 DFS
  CSD support
  Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) 3 support

802.11ax

  8x8 uplink/downlink MU-MIMO with eight spatial streams
  Uplink/downlink OFDMA
  TWT
  BSS coloring
  MRC
  802.11ax beamforming
  20-, 40-, 80-, and 160-MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 5.38 Gbps (8x8 80 MHz or Dual 4x4 80+80 MHz on 5GHz and 4x4 20 MHz on 2.4)
  Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  802.11 DFS
  CSD support
  WPA3 support

Integrated antenna

  2.4 GHz: Peak gain 4 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth
  5 GHz: Peak gain 6 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth

External antenna with smart antenna connector

  The Cisco Catalyst 9130AXE Access Point is certified for use with antenna gains up to 13 dBi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  Cisco offers the industry's broadest selection of antennas, delivering optimal coverage for a variety of deployment scenarios
  Supports Self-Identifiable Antennas (SIA) on the smart antenna connector
  Smart antenna connector is a compact multi-RF connector with 8-DART interface
  Requires the AIR-CAB-002-D8-R= 2-fppt smart antenna connector when used with antennas with a RP-TNC connector
  Requires the AIR-CAB-003-D8-N= 3 ft smart antenna connector when used with AIR-ANT2513P4M-N= antenna

Interfaces

  1x 100, 1000, 2500, 5000 Multigigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) – IEEE 802.3az
  Management console port (RJ-45)
  USB 2.0 at 4.5W (enabled via future software)

Indicators

  Status LED indicates boot loader status, association status, operating status, boot loader warnings, and boot loader errors

Dimensions (W x L x H)

  Access point (without mounting brackets):

    C9130AXI: 8.9 x 8.9 x 1.88 in. (22.6 x 22.6 x 4.8 cm)

    C9130AXE: 9.17 x 9.17 x 1.58 in. (23.3 x 23.3 x 4.0 cm)

Weight

Cisco Catalyst 9130AXI

  3.2 lb. (1.45 kg)

Cisco Catalyst 9130AXE

  3.78 lb. (1.71 kg)

Input power requirements

  802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), 802.3bt Cisco Universal PoE (Cisco UPOE ®)
  Cisco power injector, AIR-PWRINJ6=
  802.3af PoE
  Cisco power injector, AIR-PWRINJ5= (Note: This injector supports only 802.3af)

 

Catalyst 9130AXI

 

PoE power consumption

2.4-GHz radio

5-GHz radio

Link speed

USB

Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

 

802.3at (PoE+)

4x4

8x8

5G

N

25.5W

 

802.3at (PoE+)

4x4

4x4

5G

Y [4.5W]

25.5W

 

802.3bt (Cisco UPOE)

4x4

8x8

5G

Y [4.5W]

30.5W

 

Cisco Catalyst 9130AXE

 

PoE power consumption

2.4-GHz radio

5-GHz radio

Link speed

USB

LLDP

 

802.3at (PoE+)

4x4

8x8

5G

N

25.5W

 

802.3at (PoE+)

4x4

4x4

5G

Y [4.5W]

25.5W

 

802.3bt (Cisco UPOE)

4x4

8x8

5G

Y [4.5W]

30.5W

 

Cisco Catalyst 9130AXI and 9130AXE

 

PoE power consumption

2.4-GHz radio

5-GHz radio

Link speed

USB

LLDP

 

802.3af

PoE

1x1

1x1

1G

N

13.4W

Environmental

Cisco Catalyst 9130AXI

  Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C)
  Nonoperating (storage) altitude test: 25˚C, 15,000 ft (4600 m)
  Operating temperature: 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
  Operating humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
  Operating altitude test: 40˚C, 9843 ft (3000 m)

Note: When the ambient operating temperature exceeds 40°C, the access point will shift from 8x8 to 4x4 on the 5 GHz radio, uplink Ethernet will downgrade to 1 Gigabit Ethernet; however, the USB interface will remain enabled.

Cisco Catalyst 9130AXE

  Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C)
  Nonoperating (storage) altitude test: 25˚C, 15,000 ft (4600 m)
  Operating temperature: -4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)
  Operating humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
  Operating altitude test: 40˚C, 9843 ft.(3000 m)

System memory

  2048 MB DRAM
  1024 MB flash

Warranty

Limited lifetime hardware warranty

Available transmit power settings

2.4 GHz

  23 dBm (200 mW)
  -4 dBm(0.39 mW)

5 GHz

  26 dBm (400 mW)
  -1 dBm (0.79 mW)

Regulatory domains

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 https://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance.

For information about regulatory domain support, refer to the Cisco Regulatory Domain White Paper.

Compliance standards

  Safety:

    IEC 60950-1

    EN 60950-1

    UL 60950-1

    CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1

    AS/NZS60950.1

    UL 2043

    Class III equipment

  Emissions:

    CISPR 32 (rev. 2015)

    EN 55032 (rev. 2012/AC:2013)

    EN 55032 (rev. 2015)

    EN61000-3-2 (rev. 2014)

    EN61000-3-3 (rev. 2013)

    KN61000-3-2

    KN61000-3-3

    AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class B (rev. 2015)

    47 CFR FCC Part 15B

    ICES-003 (rev. 2016 Issue 6, Class B)

    VCCI-CISPR 32

    CNS (rev. 13438)

    KN-32

    QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT

  Immunity:

    CISPR 24 (rev. 2010)

    EN 55024 + AMD 1(rev. 2010)

    EN 55035: 2017

    KN35

  Emissions and immunity:

    EN 301 489-1 (v2.1.1 2017-02)

    EN 301 489-17 (v3.1.1 2017-02)

    QCVN (18:2014)

    QCVN 112:2017/BTTTT

    KN 489-1

    KN 489-17

    EN 60601-1-2:2015

    EN 61000-6-1: 2007

  Radio:

    EN 300 328 (v2.1.1)

    EN 301 893 (v2.1.1)

    AS/NZS 4268 (rev. 2017)

    47 CFR FCC Part 15C, 15.247, 15.407

    RSP-100

    RSS-GEN

    RSS-247

    China regulations SRRC

    LP0002 (rev 2018.1.10)

    Japan Std. 33a, Std. 66, and Std. 71

  RF safety:

    EN 50385 (rev. Aug 2002)

    ARPANSA

    AS/NZS 2772 (rev. 2016)

    EN 62209-1 (rev. 2016)

    EN 62209-2 (rev. 2010)

    47 CFR Part 1.1310 and 2.1091

    RSS-102

  IEEE standards:

    IEEE 802.3

    IEEE 802.3ab

    IEEE 802.3af/at

    IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax

    IEEE 802.11h, 802.11d

  Security:

    802.11i, (WPA2, WPA3

    802.1X

    Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

  Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types:

    EAP-Transport Layer Security (TLS)

    EAP-Tunneled TLS (TTLS) or Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (MSCHAP) v2

    Protected EAP (PEAP) v0 or EAP-MSCHAP v2

    EAP-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)

    PEAP v1 or EAP-Generic Token Card (GTC)

    EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)

Data rate, transmit power, receive sensitivity

For more detailed information about data rate, transmit power, and receive sensitivity, please refer to the Cisco RF details.

Transmit (Tx) power and receive (Rx) sensitivity

 

 

 

5-GHz primary radio

5-GHz secondary radio

2.4-GHz radio

 

Spatial streams

Number of active antennas

Total Tx power (dBm)

Rx sensitivity (dBm)

Total Tx power (dBm)

Rx sensitivity (dBm)

Total Tx power (dBm)

Rx sensitivity (dBm)

802.11/11b

1 Mbps

1

4

23

-104

11 Mbps

1

4

23

-96

802.11a/g

6 Mbps

1

4

23

-100

23

-99

23

-98

24 Mbps

1

4

22

-92

22

-92

22

-91

54 Mbps

1

4

21

-84

21

-83

20

-82

802.11n HT20

MCS0

1

4

23

-99

23

-99

23

-98

MCS31

4

4

20

-77

20

-77

20

-75

802.11n HT40

MCS0

1

4

23

-96

23

-96

MCS31

4

4

20

-75

20

-75

802.11ac VHT20

MCS0

1

4

23

-100

23

-99

MCS9

4

4

MCS0

1

8

26

-102

MCS8

8

8

23

-73

MCS9

8

8

802.11ac VHT40

MCS0

1

4

23

-96

23

-96

MCS9

4

4

19

-69

19

-69

MCS0

1

8

26

-99

MCS9

8

8

22

-69

802.11ac VHT80

MCS0

1

4

23

-93

23

-93

MCS9

4

4

19

-65

19

-64

MCS0

1

8

26

-95

MCS9

8

8

22

-65

802.11ac VHT160

MCS0

1

4

26

-89

MCS9

4

4

21

-61

802.11ax HE20

MCS0

1

4

23

-99

23

-99

23

-98

MCS11

4

4

18

-66

18

-66

17

-65

MCS0

1

8

26

-102

MCS11

8

8

21

-65

802.11ax HE40

MCS0

1

4

23

-96

23

-96

MCS11

4

4

18

-63

18

-62

MCS0

1

8

26

-99

MCS11

8

8

21

-63

802.11ax HE80

MCS0

1

4

23

-93

23

-93

MCS11

4

4

17

-59

17

-59

MCS0

1

8

26

-96

MCS11

8

8

20

-59

802.11ax HE160

MCS0

1

4

26

-88

MCS11

4

4

19

-56

 

Cisco C9130AXI_2.4 GHz

 

Cisco C9130AXI_5 GHz

 

Cisco C9130AXI_5 GHz

 

Cisco C9130AXI_2.4  & 5 GHz

 

Cisco C9130AXI_2.4 GHz

Figure 1.            

Antenna profiles

Note:     For information about feature support, refer to the Cisco Catalyst 9100 Release Notes.

Licensing

For information about licensing and packaging, refer to Cisco Licensing.

Warranty information

The Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points come 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 are defect-free for 90 days. For more details, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/warranty.

Cisco environmental sustainability

Information about Cisco’s environmental sustainability policies and initiatives for our products, solutions, operations, and extended operations or supply chain is provided in the “Environment Sustainability” section of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Reference links to information are below

Information on product material content laws and regulations: Materials.

Information on electronic waste laws and regulations, including products, batteries, and packaging: WEEE compliance.

Cisco does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that it is complete, accurate, or up to date. This information is subject to change without notice.

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