The AWMF-0161 is a highly integrated silicon frequency-conversion IC intended for 5G phased array applications. When used together with Anokiwave’s beamformer IC products, this device enables low-cost, high-performance, and feature-rich 5G phased array systems. The half-duplex IC integrates Tx single-sideband up-conversion and Rx image-reject down-conversion functionality with programmable high side or low side LO. An on-chip frequency multiplier simplifies board-level integration with external PLLs. The multi-function device also includes an RF bypass mode in which the frequency-conversion function is bypassed, and the IC effectively functions as an RF gain block. This feature enables a scalable phased-array architecture without the use of numerous discrete amplifier and switch components.
The IF up/down converter ICs are fully compatible with the respective Anokiwave Beamformer ICs, sharing common mechanical and electrical interfaces, and designed for cascade integration from IF to antenna and back.
3GPP compliant 5G communications arrays and satcom transceivers