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PPC-1000-E Low Latency 1.25 Gbps E-band & Q-band Radio for HFT Apps

45 ns Low Latency PPC-1000-E 1.25 Gbps link works in 70/80 GHz E-band and is intended for High-Frequency Trading (HFT) millimeter-wave/microwave network infrastructure. This low latency radio is also available in FCC licensed Q-band (40.5-43.5 GHz) where featured with increased range, up to 9.6 km (6 mile).  

In response to demands from Ultra Low Latency networking market for High Frequency Trading (HFT) applications, ELVA-1 produces PPC-1000-E (Low Latency version) 1.25 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet link for FCC permitted 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz (70/80 GHz) bands. In terms of network infrastructure, this is link for Low Latency / Ultra Low Latency wireless networking.

 *  LOnline link budget calculator for radios with 600 mm (2 ft) antennas at 10 mm/h rain

See also:
FCC E-band Cert and  ETSI E-band Cert.

RFC2544 by TWS Technologies

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In High Frequency Trading (HFT) applications shaving even a single millisecond from trading times can equate to a distinct infrastructure advantage and generate significant profits. According to Information Week Magazine: “A one (1) millisecond advantage in trading applications can be worth $100 million a year to a major brokerage firm”. 

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Specification PPC-1000-E  (Low Latency)

Frequency Band

ECC E-band

ETSI Q-band


71-76/81-86 GHz

(74-76/84-86 GHz for Czech Republic)

40.5-43.5 GHz


1250 Mbps Full duplex

Modulation Type


Allocated Bandwidth

1250 MHz

Rx Sensitivity at BER 10-6

-94 dBW (-64dBm)

-94 dBW (-64dBm)

Output Power

-10 dBW (20dBm, 100mW)

-8 dBW (22dBm, 150mW)

Max Distance with 600 mm antenna
in clear sky

15 km (9.3 mile)

>20 km (12 mile)

Max Distance with 600 mm antenna
at 10 mm/h rain

7.2 km (4.5 mile)

9.3 km (5.8 mile)

Link budget 300 / 600 mm

174 / 186 dB

162 / 174 dB

Network Management

SNMP v.1; v.2; v.3; MIB-II and DOK Enterprise MIB; WEB

Ethernet Interface

1000 Base-SX / single mode, 2 fiber optics (Tx and Rx)

Connector Type

Hermetical cord installed
(optional: harting hybrid 2x fiber + 4x power)

Diagnostics Port

100 Base-Tx (RJ – 45)

Forward Error Correction



45 ns  (at zero distance)


Vertical / horizontal - optional


150 000 hours


Antenna Type

Cassegrain type antenna with radome

Antenna Gain/Beamwidth


30 cm

45 dB/0.7°

38 dB/1.5°

60 cm

51 dB/0.35°

44 dB/0.70




Power / Environment

Power Supply AC

Input 88-132 / 176-264 Volts, 50/60 Hz (with manual voltage range switch)

Transceiver Power Consumption

35 W (+60 W when heater is switched on)

DC Power

36 to 72 Volts DC

Power Connection Ethernet / Power connector

IP-65 [optional IP-68]

Operational Temperature

-500C to +600C / -580F to 1400F


Any Rate






1G Low Latency Link High Speed Trading

 Physical Dimensions

Outdoor unit size w/o antenna

340 x 230 x 120 mm

Weight (ODU w/o antenna)

6 kg max

Complete set

2 ODU + 2 antennas