Anokiwave Introduces IC Family Supporting 3GPP Compliant mmWave 5G Equipment
Anokiwave announced the next product in a new family of 5G-Gen 2 silicon quad core ICs that enable 3GPP compliant base stations. The 5G-Gen 2 family now supports all major 5G mmWave bands—24/26, 28 and 37/39 GHz—and is part of Anokiwave’s strategy to enable the commercialization of 5G mmWave systems with silicon ICs.
The AWMF-0139 operates at 24.25 to 27.5 GHz, the AWMF-0157 operates at 26.5 to 29.5 GHz and the AWMF-0156 operates at 37.1 to 40.0 GHz. Each IC supports four radiating elements and includes gain and phase controls for analog RF beam steering. Anokiwave’s patent-pending IP blocks implemented in silicon technology enable low-cost hybrid beam forming with high energy efficiency and 5G fast beam steeringTM.
“5G operating frequencies around the world are converging on three mmWave bands—24/26, 28 and 37/39 GHz. As the push to roll out 5G networks is proceeding at full speed, Anokiwave is executing on an aggressive strategy to deliver 5G solutions with industry first ICs at these important bands,” states David Corman, Anokiwave chief architect. “Today’s announcement of the new family of ICs that both enable 3GPP compliance and cover the important 5G bands is an essential step that allows network operators to roll out 5G coverage in earnest.”
The 5G-Gen2 ICs are highly integrated silicon ICs packaged in wafer level chip scale packages (WLCSP), easily fitting within the typical 5.77 mm lattice spacing at 26 GHz, 5.3 mm lattice spacing at 28 GHz and 3.8 mm lattice spacing at 39 GHz.
Anokiwave offers evaluation kits for ease of adoption of the technology and capabilities. The kits include boards with the IC, USB-SPI interface module with drivers, and all required cables. Pilot production deliveries are available now.