Anokiwave, Inc and Swedish antenna manufacturer Requtech have announced a collaboration to enable satcom-on-the-move applications over LEO/MEO/GEO communication satellites. As part of this collaboration, Anokiwave provides advanced, low-cost Si second generation satcom Ku- and K/Ka-band ICs to power Requtech’s RESA-S family of fully integrated phased array flat panel antenna terminals.
Requtech’s phased array flat panel antennas enable satcom-on-the-move applications over LEO/MEO/GEO constellations. Designed as a lightweight member of the RESA family of flat panel satellite terminals, RESA-S can be used as a stand-alone product or used in a networked mesh configuration with several RESA terminals to avoid signal blockage from for example, ships superstructure. Anokiwave provides Si satcom beamforming ICs to Requtech that improve performance, reduce cost, simplify thermal management and provide a host of unique digital functionality to simplify overall system design. Compared to multiple other companies that are just beginning to promise their early-stage ICs, Anokiwave ICs are fully released and are shipping in volume.
“Phased array antennas are changing the way in which users communicate with satcom networks as they enter a new era of global communication. As the market moves to commercial, high volume terminals, ground communications with LEO/MEO/GEO satcom systems require low-cost antennas with extremely fast steerable beams in a low-profile form factor,” stated Andy Crofts, Anokiwave VP of Applications. “The Anokiwave CMOS based beamformer ICs are the key enabling technology making electronic beam steering in flat panel active antennas a commercial reality.”
“The Anokiwave chipset offers huge advantages in terms of 'time to market' and performance. This is why Requtech has selected Anokiwave for its Ku and Ka Satcom Phased Array Antenna design,” said Omid Sotoudeh, Requtech’s CEO. “Requtech previously has extensive knowledge and experience with military phased array radars and felt that the Anokiwave chipset was the best vehicle for using those skill sets in the development of products for the satcom market. “