Anokiwave today announced the first in its family of third generation 5G silicon ICs. The AWMF-0151 is a 28 GHz quad-core IC that can operate as a dual polarization 4 channel beamformer IC or as a single polarization 8 channel beamformer IC. As part of our strategy to enable mmW 5G systems by commercializing planar active antennas with silicon core ICs, Anokiwave is planning to extend its 5G IC family by offering a complete signal chain solution from IF to antenna in each 5G mmW band.
The AWMF-0151 operates over the 3GPP n257 (26.50 – 29.50 GHz) and n261 (27.50 – 28.35 GHz) frequency bands. With low-cost materials, embedded ZERO-CALTM, fast beam steering and KINETIC-GREENTM technologies, field health monitors for remote monitoring, as well as the continued drive to higher power efficiency, this new IC family will have a pronounced effect on enabling service providers to manage the capital expenses and the operating expenses to make ubiquitous 5G a reality.
The AWMF-0151 is packaged in a 5.2 mm x 4.0 mm WLCSP (wafer level chip scale package), easily fitting within the typical 5.3 mm lattice spacing at 28 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 Q1-19.