Microwave Journal

5G 256-Element Active Antenna Innovator’s Kit

Reconfigurable Active Antenna Array: AWA-0134

January 17, 2018

Anokiwave has expanded its 5G Active Antenna family with the introduction of the AWA-0134-IK, a 256-element reconfigurable Active Antenna array. The AWA-0134 can act as a single beam 256-element array or as a four beam 64 element array that enables 4x4 MIMO.

With 62 dBmi of EIRP in the single beam mode and full flexibility for the user in the choice of waveform stimulus and timing-control, the array is another enabling product for the evaluation and development of 5G networks.

  • 26.5–29.5 GHz operation
  • 256–element single beam or 4 x 64–element MU-MIMO operation
  • Tx/Rx half duplex operation
  • Linear polarization
  • 2D electronic beam scan
  • Programmable beam widths
  • 4 Pre-programmed beam states:
    Uniform Illumination; 25dB SLL Taylor taper plus two broad beams for broadcast
  • Temperature sense telemetry
  • Passive cooling option
  • Suitable for outdoor deployment

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