Aruba 530 Series

High performance 802.11ax wireless for high density mobile and IoT deployments

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  • The Aruba 530 Series with 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), combined with Aruba intelligent software features are designed to deliver high performance connectivity in extreme density deployments of mobile and IoT devices.

    The 530 Series is designed to simultaneously serve multiple clients and types of traffic, boosting overall network performance by up to 4X versus 802.11ac APs.

    In addition to 802.11ax benefits, the 530 Series also provide Aruba differentiated capabilities that include AI-powered RF optimization, always-on connectivity and WPA3 certified security.

    Additionally, Green AP mode for 802.11ax APs also leverages AI/ML capabilities for energy savings of up to 70%.

    • High efficiency

      Enhanced performance

      Aruba’s ClientMatch feature intelligently groups Wi-Fi 6 clients onto the best AP’s to leverage 802.11ax multi-user capabilities.
    • Intelligent Power Monitoring

      Smart power management

      Aruba Intelligent Power Monitoring (IPM) allows APs to operate even if existing Ethernet switches lack adequate PoE power
    • IoT ready access points

      IoT and location ready

      Leverage your Wi-Fi infrastructure to support Zigbee and Bluetooth use cases, devices and applications
    • Hardware variants
      • AP-534: External antenna models
      • AP-535: Internal antenna models
      Wi-Fi Radio Specifications
      • AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5GHz and 2.4GHz 802.11ax 4x4 MIMO
      • 5GHz radio: Four spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 2.4Gbps wireless data rate with individual 4SS HE80 (or 2SS HE160) 802.11ax client devices, or with four 1SS or two 2SS HE80 802.11ax MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
      • 2.4GHz radio: Four spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 1,150Mbps wireless data rate with individual 4SS HE40 802.11ax client devices or with two 2SS HE40 802.11ax MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
      • Support for up to 1,024 associated client devices per radio* (typical recommended limit for active clients is 200), and up to 16 BSSIDs per radio
      • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
        • 2.400 to 2.4835GHz
        • 5.150 to 5.250GHz
        • 5.250 to 5.350GHz
        • 5.470 to 5.725GHz
        • 5.725 to 5.850GHz
      • Available channels: Dependent on configured regulatory domain
      • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) optimizes the use of available RF spectrum
      • Supported radio technologies:
        • 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
        • 802.11a/g/n/ac: Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
        • 802.11ax: Orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA)* with up to 37 resource units (for an 80MHz channel)
      • Supported modulation types:
        • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
        • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM (proprietary extension)
        • 802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM, 1024-QAM (proprietary extension)
        • 802.11ax: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM, 1024-QAM
      • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT20/40
      • 802.11ac very high throughput (VHT) support: VHT20/40/80/160
      • 802.11ax high efficiency (HE) support: HE20/40/80/160
      • Supported data rates (Mbps):
        • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
        • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
        • 802.11n: 6.5 to 600 (MCS0 to MCS31, HT20 to HT40), 800 with 256-QAM
        • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,733 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 4, VHT20 to VHT160), 2,166 with 1024-QAM
        • 802.11ax (2.4GHz): 3.6 to 1,147 (MCS0 to MCS11, NSS = 1 to 4, HE20 to HE40)
        • 802.11ax (5GHz): 3.6 to 2,402 (MCS0 to MCS11, NSS = 1 to 4, HE20 to HE160)
      • 802.11n/ac packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU
      • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
      • Maximum (aggregate, conducted total) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
        • 2.4 GHz band: +24 dBm (18dBm per chain)
        • 5 GHz band: +24 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
        • Note: conducted transmit power levels exclude antenna gain. For total (EIRP) transmit power, add antenna gain.
      • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) minimizes the impact of interference from cellular networks
      • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
      • Cyclic delay/shift diversity (CDD/CSD) for improved downlink RF performance
      • Space-time block coding (STBC) for increased range and improved reception
      • Low-density parity check (LDPC) for high-efficiency error correction and increased throughput
      • Transmit beam-forming (TxBF) for increased signal reliability and range*
      • 802.11ax Target Wait Time (TWT) to support low-power client devices*

      *Not initially supported; will be enabled in a future software release

      Wi-Fi Antennas
      • AP-534: Four (female) RP-SMA connectors for external dual band antennas (A0 through A3, corresponding with radio chains 0 through 3). Worst-case internal loss between radio interface and external antenna connectors (due to diplexing circuitry): 0.8dB in 2.4GHz and 1.3dB in 5GHz.
      • AP-535: Four integrated dual-band downtilt omni- directional antennas for 4x4 MIMO with peak antenna gain of 3.5dBi in 2.4GHz and 5.4dBi in 5GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of the AP. The downtilt angle for maximum gain is roughly 30 degrees.
        • A mix of horizontally and vertically polarized antenna elements is used
        • Combining the patterns of each of the antennas of the MIMO radios, the peak gain of the combined, average pattern is 1.9dBi in 2.4GHz and 3.5dBi in 5GHz.
      Other Interfaces
      • E0, E1: HPE SmartRate port (RJ-45, maximum negotiated speed 5Gbps)
        • Auto-sensing link speed (100/1000/2500/5000BASE-T) and MDI/MDX
        • 2.5Gbps and 5Gbps speeds comply with NBase-T and 802.3bz specifications
        • POE-PD: 48Vdc (nominal) 802.3af/at/bt POE (class 3 or higher)
        • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
      • Link aggregation (LACP) support between both network ports for redundancy and increased capacity
      • POE power can be drawn from either port (single source, or set to prioritize) or both ports simultaneously (set to combine) When set to prioritize, the AP draws power from E0 and may failover to E1.
      • DC power interface: 48Vdc (nominal, +/- 5%), accepts 1.35mm/3.5mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5mm length
      • USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector)
        • Capable of sourcing up to 1A / 5W to an attached device
      • Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy (BLE5.0) and Zigbee (802.15.4)* radio
        • BLE: up to 8dBm transmit power (class 1) and -95dBm receive sensitivity
        • Zigbee: up to 8dBm transmit power and 99dBm receive sensitivity
        • Integrated vertically polarized omnidirectional antenna with roughly 30 degrees downtilt and peak gain of 3.1dBi (AP-535) or 5.0dBi (AP-534)
      • Visual indictors (two multi-color LEDs): for System and Radio status
      • Reset button: factory reset, LED mode control (normal/off)
      • Serial console interface (proprietary, micro-B USB physical jack)
      • Kensington security slot

      *Not initially supported; will be enabled in a future software release

    • Power Sources and Power Consumption
      • The AP supports direct DC power and Power over Ethernet (POE; on port E0 and/or E1)
      • When POE power is supplied to both Ethernet ports, the AP can be configured to combine or prioritize power sources
      • When both DC and POE power sources are available, DC power takes priority over POE
      • Power sources are sold separately; see the ordering Information section below for details
      • When powered by DC, 802.3bt (class 5) POE or 2x 802.3at (class 4) POE, the AP will operate without restrictions.
      • When powered by 1x 802.3at (class 4) POE and with the IPM feature disabled, the AP will disable the USB port and disable the other Ethernet port. In the same configuration but with IPM enabled, the AP will start up in unrestricted mode, but may dynamically apply restrictions depending on the POE budget and actual power. The feature restrictions and order can be programmed.
      • Operating the AP with an 802.3af (class 3 or lower) POE source is not supported.
      • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption:
        • DC powered: 23.3W
        • POE powered (802.3bt or dual 802.3at): 26.4W
        • POE powered (802.3at, IPM disabled): 23.3W
        • All numbers above are without an external USB device connected. When sourcing the full 5W power budget to such a device, the incremental (worst-case) power consumption for the AP is up to 5.7W ( POE powered) or 5.5W ( DC powered).
      • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 13.3W ( POE) or 14.3W (DC)
      • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in deep-sleep mode: 3.8W (POE) or 3.6W (DC)
      Mounting Details
      • A mounting bracket has been pre-installed on the back of the AP. This bracket is used to secure the AP to any of the mount kits (sold separately); see the ordering Information section below for details.
      Mechanical Specifications
      • Dimensions/weight (AP-535; unit, excluding mount bracket):
        • 240mm (W) x 240mm (D) x 57mm (H) / 9.4” (W) x 9.4” (D) x 2.1” (H)
        • 1,270g / 44.8oz
      • Dimensions/weight (AP-535; shipping):
        • 285mm (W) x 300mm (D) x 105mm (H) / 11.2” (W) x 11.9” (D) x 4.1” (H)
        • 1,930g / 68.1oz
      Environmental Specifications
      • Operating conditions
        • Temperature: 0C to +50C / +32F to +122F
        • Humidity: 5% to 93% non-condensing
        • AP is plenum rated for use in air-handling spaces
        • ETS 300 019 class 3.2 environments
      • Storage and transportation conditions
        • Temperature: -40C to +70C / -40F to +158F
        • Humidity: 5% to 93% non-condensing
        • ETS 300 019 classes 1.2 and 2.3 environments
      Reliability
      • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF): 995,000hrs (114yrs) at +25C operating temperature.
      Regulatory Compliance
      • FCC/ISED
      • CE Marked
      • RED Directive 2014/53/EU
      • EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
      • Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
      • UL/IEC/EN 60950
      • EN 60601-1-1, EN60601-1-2

      For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative.

      Regulatory Model Numbers
      • AP-534: APIN0534
      • AP-535: APIN0535
      Certifications
      • UL2043 plenum rating
      • Wi-Fi Alliance:
        • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED a, b, g, n, ac
        • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ax1
        • WPA, WPA2 and WPA3 – Enterprise with CNSA option, Personal (SAE), Enhanced Open ( OWE)
        • WMM, WMM-PS, Wi-Fi Vantage, W-Fi Agile Multiband
        • Wi-Fi Location2
        • Passpoint (release 2)
      • Bluetooth SIG
      • Ethernet Alliance (POE, PD device, class 4)
      Minimum operating system software versions
      • ArubaOS and Aruba InstantOS 8.5.0.0
      Warranty