RFMW announced design and sales support for an active beamforming RFIC from Renesas. The F6123S is a 16-channel, dual-beam receive active beamforming RFIC designed for application in Ku-/CDL-Band (14 to 17 GHz) planar phased array antennas. The IC has eight RF input ports, two RF output ports and 16 (8 per beam) phase/amplitude control channels. The eight input ports of the F6123S may be driven by eight single-polarized elements or four dual-polarized elements of an electronically scanned array. Each channel has 6-bits of digital phase and gain control resolution spanning 360 degrees and 26 dB of dynamic range, enabling precise beam pattern and polarization control.