Anokiwave, Inc., an innovative company providing highly integrated core IC solutions for mmW markets and AESA based solutions, announced it has extended its X-Band Quad Core IC family with two new ICs for single beam Rx and Tx. This release completes the family of X-band Silicon Radar Quad Core IC solutions for commercial radar and 5G communications markets.
Each IC architecture in the family includes an integrated 4 channel beamformer, LNA, and PA supporting 4 radiating elements. The ICs feature either a low noise figure or a high input linearity, and are further divided by dual beam Rx/single beam Tx or single beam Rx/single beam Tx. The AWS-0101 features a low noise figure, dual beam Rx, and single beam Tx. The AWS-0103 features high input linearity, dual beam Rx, and single beam Tx. The AWS-0104 is a single beam Rx, single beam Tx IC with low noise figure, and the AWS-0105 is a single beam Rx, single beam Tx IC with high input linearity.
The devices also include 6-bit phase and 6-bit gain control with either a low noise figure or high input linearity in Rx mode. Additional features include gain compensation over temperature, temperature reporting, forward power telemetry with programmable delay power sampling, and fast beam switching using on-chip beam weight storage registers that can be accessed via direct address lines. Silicon technology enables very high integration of functionality thus enabling planar antenna design at X-band with reduced system size, weight, and cost.