At the IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2017) in Honolulu, Hawaii (6-8 June), Anokiwave Inc of San Diego, CA, USA – which provides highly integrated silicon core chips and III-V front-end integrated circuits for millimeter-wave (mmW) markets and active antenna-based solutions – is participating in the 5G Summit session and the 5G backhaul technologies workshop, as well as exhibiting two recently introduced products for the mmW 5G market in booth 1558.
The AWMF-0123/5 silicon ICs are claimed to be the first commercially available 39GHz active antenna quad core ICs. They operate at 37.1-40GHz, support four radiating elements, and include 5-bit phase control and 5-bit gain control for analog RF beam steering. The firm’s patent-pending IP blocks implemented in silicon technology enable low-cost hybrid beam forming with high energy efficiency and low-latency beam steering.
The AWMF-0129-IK is claimed to be the first commercially available 28GHz 5G phased-array active antenna. As a 64-element, single-polarization 5G phased-array antenna designed to cover the 27.5-30GHz frequency band, it is a planar antenna that can be used either as a stand-alone component, or combined and synchronized with other arrays to support hybrid beamforming and MIMO functionality as part of larger array. The array is driven by the AWMF-0108 28GHz 5G silicon quad core IC with embedded functions for remote telemetry and low-latency steering.
“Anokiwave has over a decade of experience designing silicon mmW active antenna ICs and is proud to be the first to market with products for mmW 5G networks,” says founder & chief technology officer Dr Nitin Jain.