RFMW announced design and sales support for a beamforming IC from Renesas. The F6513S is an 8-channel, transmit, active beamforming, RFIC designed for application in Ku-Band (14.4 to 17.3 GHz) planar phased array antennas for communications or radar applications. The IC has a single common RF input port and eight output channels. The eight independently controlled output channels can drive eight single-polarized elements or four dual-polarized elements of an electronically scanned array. Each channel has 6 bits of digital phase control covering 360-degree and 25 dB of gain control with a minimum step size of 0.2 dB, enabling precise beam pattern and polarization control. Operating from a single supply of 2.1 to 2.5 V, the F6513S has 23 dB of nominal small signal gain with a typical P1dB of 12.5 dBm per channel.