Anokiwave, Ball Aerospace collaborate on 5G

Anokiwave, Inc. and Ball Aerospace have announced a collaboration that will enable the 5G wireless revolution, the companies said.

The collaboration accelerates mmW 5G phased array developments with the introduction of a family of commercial, active phased array Innovator Kits. Included are kit offerings like the 64-element, 28GHz AWMF-0129 (named Microwave Journal´s April MVP) enable improved mmW 5G network efficiency and ease of developing commercial phased array antennas.

The AWMF-0129 is a 64-element, single polarization 5G phased array antenna designed to cover the 27.5-30 GHz frequency band. It is a planar antenna that can be used either as a stand-alone component, or combined and synchronized with other arrays to support hybrid beamforming and MIMO functionality as part of a larger array. With 50 dBmi of EIRP, the array supports multiple beam widths with functions for remote telemetry and low-latency steeringTM.

The arrays, which will allow us to live better, smarter, and more connected to our world, are available now for fast prototyping and evaluation of millimeter wave environments for 5G applications.

Anokiwave and Ball Aerospace have worked together on many different projects for more than a decade, including using Anokiwave integrated circuits in several Ball phased arrays for other markets and at a range of mmW frequencies.

Anokiwave is a cutting edge provider of highly integrated IC solutions that enable emerging mm-Wave markets and Active Antenna based solutions. Anokiwave´s creative system architectures and optimal selection of semiconductor technologies solve the toughest engineering problems.

Anokiwave is based in San Diego, California and operates design centers in Phoenix, Arizona and Boston, Massachusetts.

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely.