Anokiwave has announced the commercial high volume availability of its third-generation of silicon ICs for mmWave 5G, providing extensive functionality that simplifies active antenna array design.

The latest generation provides a complete RF signal chain solution for all mmWave bands in play: 24/26, 28 and 37/39 GHz. The scalable architecture of the IC family supports macrocells, small cells and customer premises equipment. The ICs are assembled in small, wafer level chip scale packages that fit within the small lattice spacings of mmWave arrays.

To assist with evaluation and adoption of the ICs, Anokiwave offers evaluation kits, including boards with the IC, USB-SPI interface module, drivers and all required cables.

Anokiwave has adopted the high volume production model of handset technology, partnering with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to achieve full turnkey production and mmWave test.

David Corman, Anokiwave’s chief systems engineer, said, “By harnessing the appropriate level of integration, three generations of active antenna IC learning and cost structures only available on 300 mm diameter silicon processes, we have enabled total ownership for base stations and small cells that resemble Wi-Fi access points.”

Peter Rabbeni, vice president of the mobile and wireless infrastructure segment at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, said, “Our differentiated RF SOI solutions provide the optimal combination of performance, integration and power efficiency, and our turnkey services enable our clients such as Anokiwave to bring innovative 5G network architecture products to market quickly.”