Anokiwave releases Ka-Band Tx solution

Integrated core IC solutions provider Anokiwave, Inc. has released the Ka-band Tx Core IC family for earth terminal SATCOM applications, the company said.

This Tx IC family coupled with Anokiwave´s K-band SATCOM Rx ICs provide a complete K/Ka-band earth terminal solution enabling auto-alignment of fixed earth terminals and auto pointing for SATCOM on the move applications using GEO satellite space assets.

The AWMF-0109 operates at 27.5-30.0 GHz, supports 4 dual polarization elements with full programmable polarization flexibility and 5-bit phase and gain control. The AWMF-0113 supports 8 single polarization elements with the same frequency range as the AWMF-0109. Each device provides 22 dB of gain per channel with +12 dBm output power per polarization.

Additional features include system controlled gain compensation over temperature and temperature reporting via the serial control interface bus. Anokiwave´s patent-pending IP blocks implemented in silicon technology enable planar antenna design at K- and Ka-band with reduced system size, weight, and cost.

The AWMF-0109 is a highly integrated transmit IC in a commercial QFN-style surface mount plastic package with dimensions of 6mm x 6mm x 0.9mm, easily fitting within the typical 5 mm lattice spacing at 30 GHz. The IC is controlled though a 5-wire serial to parallel interface (SPI) bus and has ESD protection on all pins.

Anokiwave provides integrated AESA core IC solutions that enable emerging mm-Wave and AESA markets. 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.