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 – says that, at the International Wireless Industry Consortium (IWPC) Interactive Workshop ‘5G mmWave Opportunities and Challenges’ in Austin, TX, USA (16-18 October), chief systems architect David W. Corman is giving a presentation in the Technology Enablers session on 18 October.
In the interactive workshop (which addresses the fundamental issues that the industry faces approaching the first release of the 5G standards), Corman will discuss how silicon-based arrays are the path to mass industrialization of active antennas during his presentation ‘Industrializing 5G mmW Radio Front Ends with High Performance, All-Silicon Arrays’.
“Beam-forming in active antennas is not new technology and has been around for decades,” says chief engineer Shmuel Ravid. “The revolutionary change is that we are able to industrialize these beam-forming active antennas now for 5G,” he adds. “All-silicon arrays are very power efficient because we can place the IC directly at the radiating elements. In addition, the ICs allow for self-testing, eliminating the need to calibrate the array, thus offering a path to high-volume manufacturing.”
Corman, a 37-year veteran in the mmW industry with 48 patents worldwide, has been the main systems architect for Anokiwave’s portfolio of silicon beam-forming ICs, and believes that increased integration and the elimination of array calibration are primary enablers for cost-competitive, high-volume 5G systems.