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Mimosa B5 vs. B5-Lite

Mimosa made an announcement about their B5-Lite backhaul radio, so we thought we would try to help clarify the differences between the full B5 solution and the B5-Lite solution. The initial release of the B5 and B5c have been in hot demand and customers have been extremely pleased with the performance they are getting out of these radios. Listed below you will find a comparison chart that compares all three radios.

 

Features Mimosa B5 Mimosa B5c Mimosa B5-Lite
Latency 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms
Max Throughput up to 1.5 Gbps up to 1.5 Gbps up to 750 Mbps
MIMO and Modulaton 4x4 MIMO, up to 256 QAM 4x4 MIMO, up to 256 QAM 2x2 MIMO, Up to 256 QAM
Channel Size 20/40/80 GHz Single or Dual 20/40/80 GHz Single or Dual 20/40/80 GHz
Frequency 5050-5875 (New US/FCC 5600-5650) 4900-6000 (New US/FCC 5600-5650) 5050-5875 (New US/FCC 5600-5650)
Max Output Power 30dBm (2 stream), 27dBm (4 stream) 30dBm (2 stream), 27dBm (4 stream) 20dBm
Antenna Gain 25dBi Connectorized 20dBi
Beamwidth 8 degrees (Hpol and Vpol) Connectorized 14 degrees (azimuth and elevation)
Polarization Dual-Linear (horizontal and Vertical) Connectorized Dual 45 degree Slant polarization
Power Consumption 20W 20W 15W
Gigabit Ethernet Yes Yes Yes
Dual Link Yes Yes No
Load Balancing Yes Yes No
Smart Spectrum Scan Yes Yes Yes
Cloud Management Yes Yes Yes
Security 128-bit AES PSK with hardware acceleration 128-bit AES PSK with hardware acceleration WPA2+, Mimosa 802.1x client
QoS Supports 4 pre-configures QoS levels Supports 4 pre-configures QoS levels Supports 4 pre-configures QoS levels
Weight 10.8lbs 3.5lbs 1.6lbs
Dimensions 17.4" x 14.3" 10.5" x 6.2" 10.2" x 6"
Mounting Pole Mount Kit included Dual standard Pole Straps Single Pole Strap
Connector Type None Female Type N (x2) None
GPS Location GNSS-1 (GPS + GLONASS) GNSS-1 (GPS + GLONASS) None
Collocation 1PPS GPS TX/RX synchronization for collocated co-channel radios 1PPS GPS TX/RX synchronization for collocated co-channel radios None