Anokiwave’s second-generation Ku- and K/Ka-Band silicon ICs for SATCOM flat panel electronically steered antennas are available in high-volume production, already tested and used on multiple live satellite links, according to the company.

This second-generation of quad-channel, dual polarization beamformer ICs comprises the AWMF-0132 for 17.7 to 20.2 GHz, the AWMF-0133 for 27.5 to 30 GHz, the AWMF-0146 for 10.7 to 12.75 GHz and the AWMF-0147 for 13.75 to 14.6 GHz. The family supports all Ku- and K/Ka-Band phased array antennas for LEO, MEO and geostationary satellites, whether on ground terminals, SATCOM-on-the-move or aircraft equipment.

Anokiwave’s latest generation builds on the first generation to improve performance, reduce cost, simplify thermal management and provide unique digital functionality to enhance system performance and simplify design, highlighted in the table:

Anokiwave comparison table

Turnkey Production

Anokiwave has partnered with GlobalFoundries for full turnkey production, including mmWave test. GlobalFoundries’ high volume manufacturing capability enables Anokiwave to meet the volume requirement of the SATCOM market and reduces supply risk to customers.

Abhishek Kapoor, VP of sales, said, "Leveraging GlobalFoundries full turnkey production and mmW test capabilities, our new Ku- and K/Ka-Band ICs are available today and already used in volume by multiple tier 1 and 2 SATCOM OEMs for phased array-based ground and avionics equipment.”

Anokiwave says it is the only company commercially shipping mmWave silicon beamformer ICs in high volume, supporting the SATCOM, 5G and radar bands.

“The satellite market is growing fast and to enable low profile and low-cost flat panel active antennas, the SATCOM market needs beamformer IC solutions that work today, not months or few quarters from now. The market does not have the appetite to wait and risk multi-million-dollar developments with first-generation IC designs,” said Kapoor.