X-Band Front End IC: AWMF-0106
Anokiwave Inc., an innovative company providing highly integrated core IC solutions for mmW markets and AESA based solutions, announced it has extended its X-band IC product line with the addition of the AWMF-0106 front end IC. This product release completes the family of X-band radar solutions for commercial radar and 5G communications markets.
The AWMF-0106 is an integrated power amplifier; low noise amplifier, limiter, and T/R switch intended to provide a low noise, medium power front end for the Anokiwave AWS-0103 and AWS-0105 high Rx input linearity X-band core IC solutions.
The device also includes Tx output power detection, active bias of the power amplifier stages, and active self-bias of the low noise amplifier stages. Dual Rx outputs are provided to enable dual Rx beam phased array applications. The Anokiwave Front End IC used with our Core IC solutions enables planar antenna design at X-band with reduced system size, weight, and cost.
“This new IC together with the AWS-0103 X-Band Core IC competes a plug and play chip set for X-band radars. The parts are designed to work together with the requisite beam steering and taper controls, output PA, input LNA, and front end switch and limiter,” states Robert Donahue, Anokiwave CEO. “We believe this solution is the most integrated X-band AESA solution available on the market today.”
The AWMF-0106 is packaged in 56 lead PQFN low profile surface mount plastic package with dimensions of 7mm x 7mm x 0.9mm, easily fitting within the typical 15mm lattice spacing at 10 GHz. The device features ESD protection and is realized in 0.25um GaAs technology.
Availability: Pilot production deliveries are available now with full production quantities available in September 2016.