Anokiwave, Inc. announced the expansion of its family of mmWave 5G ICs with the worldwide release of the AWMF-0135, a 24.25-27.5 GHz silicon active antenna quad core IC for 5G communications markets. The AWMF-0135 supports 4 radiating elements, and includes 5-bit phase control and 5- bit gain control for analog RF beam steering. Anokiwave’s patent-pending IP blocks implemented in silicon technology enable low-cost hybrid beamforming with high energy efficiency and low latency beam steering.
“5G is one of the most anticipated advances in the telecommunications industry and competition is heating up between regions on which frequency bands to select,” states Dr. Nitin Jain, Anokiwave Founder and CTO. “As 5G wireless network deployments are expected worldwide as early as 2018, Anokiwave stands ready to equip service providers and OEMs with innovative ICs in large volumes for all major 5G mmW bands.”
The AWMF-0135 is a highly integrated half-duplex transmit-receive IC in a commercial 6×6 mm QFN-style surface mount plastic package, easily fitting within the typical 5.8mm lattice spacing at 26 GHz for easy installation in planar phased array antennas. The IC uses the same pin-out, die footprint, and control interface as the AWMF-0108 28 GHz IC for ease of implementation by our customers.
In addition to individual parts, Anokiwave offers Developer Kits (AWMF-0135-DK) for ease of adoption of the technology and capabilities. The kits include boards with the IC, USB-SPI Interface module with drivers, and all required cables. Pilot production deliveries are available now.