As the commercial launch of 5G services rapidly approaches and in anticipation of the 37/39 GHz U.S. FCC auction later this year, Anokiwave is showcasing its portfolio of 37/39 GHz ICs for 5G applications at IMS2019 in Boston, Mass.
The 3GPP n260 band (37 to 40) GHz provides the largest contiguous spectrum available for 5G wireless service in the mmWave bands. Accordingly, 5G carriers in the U.S. will rely on this band for their initial 5G deployments and telecom companies are expected to make large investments to gain access to this spectrum.
Anokiwave introduced its initial family of 37/39 GHz Beamformer ICs in 2017, with 3GPP compliant ICs in 2018, and builds on these generations with a full RF signal chain that improves performance, reduces cost, and provides a host of digital functionality that simplifies the active antenna array design. The AWMF-0159 Tx/Rx beamformer IC supports dual polarization architectures while adding new and enhanced features to make 3GPP compliant cutting-edge performance even easier while the AWMF-0161 up/down converter IC provides frequency conversion functionality and a x4 LO multiplier all integrated into a single IC.
“Utilizing a 300 mm silicon CMOS process, our ICs provide the optimum balance of low cost and high-performance,” states David Corman, Anokiwave chief systems architect. “The system architecture behind the family allows multiple use cases ranging from infrastructure to consumer equipment. With over five years of focused innovation, three generations of ICs and significant quantities of 5G ICs delivered, Anokiwave is making mmWave 5G a commercial reality.”