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26 February 2019

Anokiwave launches third-generation family of mmW 5G ICs

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 – has launched the first product in its family of third-generation 5G silicon ICs.

The AWMF-0151 is a 28GHz quad-core IC that can operate as a dual-polarization 4-channel beamformer IC or as a single-polarization 8-channel beamformer IC. As part of the firm’s strategy to enable mmW 5G systems by commercializing planar active antennas with silicon core ICs, Anokiwave is planning to extend its 5G IC family by offering a complete signal chain solution from IF to antenna in each 5G mmW band.

The AWMF-0151 operates over the 3GPP n257 (26.50–29.50GHz) and n261 (27.50–28.35GHz) frequency bands. With low-cost materials, embedded ZERO-CAL, fast beam steering and KINETIC-GREEN technologies, field health monitors for remote monitoring as well as the continued drive to higher power efficiency, the new IC family can enable service providers to manage the capital expenses and operating expenses of making ubiquitous 5G a reality, says the firm.

“Anokiwave’s new Gen-3 5G silicon IC family enables powerful and efficient active antennas while adding new and enhanced features to make 3GPP-compliant cutting-edge performance even easier,” says chief systems architect David Corman. “The system architecture behind the family allows us to address multiple-use cases ranging from infrastructure to consumer equipment,” he adds. “By harnessing the highest levels of integration, three generations of active antenna IC learning and cost structures only available on 300mm-diameter silicon processes, we’ve enabled base-stations and small cells to reach price points on par with Wi-Fi access points.”

The AWMF-0151 is packaged in a 5.2mm x 4.0mm WLCSP (wafer-level chip-scale package), fitting within the typical 5.3mm lattice spacing at 28GHz.

For ease of adoption of the technology and capabilities, Anokiwave offers evaluation kits that include boards with the IC, USB-SPI interface module with drivers, and all required cables. Pilot production deliveries are available in first-quarter 2019.

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