Anokiwave, Inc. has 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 beam forming with high energy efficiency and low latency beam steeringTM.
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.