Anokiwave has announced the commercial high volume availability of its third-generation of silicon ICs for mmWave 5G, providing extensive functionality that simplifies active antenna array design. The latest generation provides a complete RF signal chain solution for the 24/26, 28 and 37/39 GHz bands, and the scalable architecture supports macrocells, small cells and customer premises equipment.
Anokiwave has expanded its San Diego operation to a new facility, tripling its floor space and lab capabilities and adding a mmWave lab with anechoic chamber for all active antenna and IC design and test.
Anokiwave, Inc., a leader in providing highly integrated IC solutions for millimeter-wave (mmW) markets and Active Antenna-based solutions, was named a hot tech innovator by global technology market advisory firm ABI Research in its 2019 QTR 4 report, "Hot Tech Innovators" for Cellular and 5G Antenna Technologies.
Experts and major industry bodies have spoken — 5G will arrive faster than many envisioned, and our industry is in the middle of an age of innovation that has not been seen for 25 years. Companies developing systems for millimeter-wave (mmWave) 5G networks are in front of regulating bodies, working to anticipate where the market will move and how to meet the needs of their customers.
Network operators are deploying active mmWave antennas in unprecedented volumes, fueled by emerging 5G wireless networks. Silicon ICs are enabling operators to meet the challenging performance, reliability and cost goals. This paper covers several key considerations for active mmWave 5G antennas and how silicon ICs are addressing the operator needs.