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30 March 2016

Anokiwave launches X-band front-end IC for high-input-linearity core ICs

Anokiwave Inc of San Diego, CA, USA, which provides highly integrated silicon core chips and III-V front-end integrated circuits for millimeter-wave (mmW) and active electronically scanned array (AESA) markets, has extended its X-band IC product line with the gallium arsenide (GaAs)-based AWMF-0106 front-end IC, completing the firm's family of X-band radar solutions for commercial radar and 5G communications markets.

The AWMF-0106 is an integrated power amplifier (PA), low-noise amplifier (LNA), limiter and T/R (transmit/receive) switch intended to provide a low-noise, medium-power front end for the silicon-based AWS-0103 and AWS-0105 high Rx-input-linearity X-band core IC solutions.

The device also includes Tx output power detection, active bias of the power amplifier stages, and active self-bias of the low-noise amplifier stages. Dual Rx outputs are provided to enable dual-Rx beam phased-array applications. Used with the firm's core IC solutions, the front-end IC enables planar antenna design at X-band with reduced system size, weight and cost.

"This new IC, together with the AWS-0103 X-band core IC, completes a plug-and-play chip-set for X-band radars," says CEO Robert Donahue. "The parts are designed to work together with the requisite beam-steering and taper controls, output PA, input LNA, and front-end switch and limiter," he adds. "We believe this solution is the most integrated X-band AESA solution available on the market."

The AWMF-0106 is packaged in a 56-lead PQFN low-profile surface-mount plastic package with dimensions of 7mm x 7mm x 0.9mm, easily fitting within the typical 15mm lattice spacing at 10GHz. The device features ESD protection and is realized in 0.25μm GaAs technology.

Pilot production deliveries are available now, with full production quantities available in September.

See related items:

Anokiwave extends family of X-band quad core ICs for commercial AESAs

Anokiwave launches silicon-based low-noise-figure X-band AESA core IC

Tags: Radar

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