Anokiwave today announced the first product in a new family of second-generation 5G Silicon Quad Core ICs that enable 3GPP compliant base stations with the worldwide release of the 39 GHz AWMF-0156 IC. The second-generation IC family is part of Anokiwave’s on-going strategy to enable the commercialization of 5G mmW systems with silicon ICs.
The AWMF-0156 operates at 37.1 – 40.0 GHz, supports 4 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 beamforming with high energy efficiency and low latency beam steering.
The AWMF-0156 is a highly integrated silicon IC packaged in a wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP), easily fitting within the typical 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 in May 2018.