Anokiwave is redefining traditional single function gain blocks with its new family of multi-function microwave and millimeter wave (mmWave) silicon ICs, offering complete transmit/receive functionality with active gain and phase control. The new IC family offers versatile RF blocks that can be used in a wide range of applications, including SATCOM, radar, 5G communications and sensing.
The AWMF-0117 and AWMF-0116 provide a power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA), 6-bit gain and phase control and a T/R switch integrated into a single IC covering Ku- and Ka-Band, respectively.
- The AWMF-0117 operates from 10.5 to 16 GHz and delivers +12 dBm output power during transmit and 3 dB noise figure during receive.
- The AWMF-0116 operates from 26 to 30 GHz with +12 dBm power output during transmit and 6 dB noise figure during receive.
Both ICs provide 31.5 dB dynamic range and are packaged in 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm wafer level chip scale packages (WLCSP).
Pilot production deliveries are available now.
Anokiwave also offers evaluation kits to ease assessment of performance and technology adoption. The kit comprises a board containing the IC, a USB serial-to-parallel interface (SPI) module with drivers and all required cables.
Abhishek Kapoor, associate VP of business development at Anokiwave, said, “Silicon technology allows integration of multiple RF functions into one IC for a very small form factor and low price. With these new ICs, designers can now use the same IC for multiple functions across the RF signal chain, have increased control using a software interface and provide equivalent or better performance than traditional discrete GaAs ICs. We see these as the versatile new intelligent gain blocks of the microwave and mmWave world.”