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.
Anokiwave announced the availability of the complete 5G Gen-2 Silicon Quad Core IC family that enables 3GPP compliant base stations. The 5G-Gen 2 IC family now supports all major 5G mmW bands – 24/26 GHz, 28 GHz, and 37/39 GHz.
Continuing to redefine the traditional single function gain blocks, Anokiwave is introducing a family of multi-function microwave and mmWave Silicon ICs, offering complete transmit/receive functionality with active gain and phase control.
Anokiwave announced the first product in a family of second-generation 5G silicon quad core ICs that enable 3GPP-compliant base stations. The AWMF-0156 operates from 37.1 to 40.0 GHz, supports four radiating elements and includes gain and phase controls for analog beam steering.
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.