Sivers Semiconductors AB announced the commercial launch of its state-of-the-art new low-cost RF module BFM02803, covering the 5G frequency range 2 mmWave bands N257, N258 and N261 (from 24.25 to 29.5 GHz).

Module BFM02803, presented at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024, is optimized for high performance, high-power fixed wireless access (FWA) applications and enables to differentiate and meet the requirements of large-scale manufacturing of FWA products. It is designed to interface with leading baseband modems.         

The BFM02803 supports 2x2 MIMO with dual-layer polarization in both downlink and uplink for channels up to 1.2 GHz. The new module includes 32 dual-polarized antenna elements with 2D beam steering capabilities, in azimuth and elevation.

“Sivers Semiconductors pushes ahead with even more 5G innovations. By combining the market-leading performance of the TRB02801 RFIC with innovative antenna design, you get the flexibility and performance required for large deployments of 28 GHz FWA networks,” said Anders Storm, Group CEO of Sivers Semiconductors.

Autonomous calibration routines and simple baseband interfaces make the module easy to install and manage. With the use of an air-filled cavity in the PCB, the module is optimized for large-scale, low loss and low-cost assembly. Additionally, transmitted power greater than +50 dBm per polarization enables FWA product deployments in the most diverse applications with the lowest total cost of ownership.

Anders Storm continued, “This module will improve your business case and make your 28 GHz FWA product truly competitive.”

The module BMF02803 will be showcased in a live demonstration of a fully-functioning and deployment-ready base station reference design based on NXP’s Layerscape® Access LA12xx baseband processor, Sivers Semiconductors’ 5G mmWave transceiver module:  TRB02801 and PureSoftware’s physical layer stack.