Anokiwave’s New Silicon IC Family for 5G Supports 3GPP Compliance | 2018-02-20 | Microwave Journal

Anokiwave’s Silicon IC Family for 5G Supports 3GPP Compliance – 2/20/2018

Anokiwave announced the first product in a family of second-generation 5G silicon quad core ICs that enable 3GPP-compliant base stations. The 39 GHz AWMF-0156 is part of Anokiwave’s on-going strategy to enable the commercialization of 5G millimeter wave systems with silicon ICs.

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’s patent-pending IP blocks, implemented in silicon, enable low-cost, hybrid beamforming with high efficiency and low latency beam steering. The AWMF-0156 is highly integrated and packaged in a wafer-level chip-scale package (WLCSP) and fits within the typical 3.8 mm lattice spacing at 39 GHz.

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Anokiwave offers evaluation kits to ease evaluation and adoption. The kits include boards with the IC, USB-SPI interface module with drivers and all required cables. Pilot production deliveries will be available in May (2018).