Analog Devices Develops Ka-band Beamformer ICs for Aerospace and Defense Applications

Analog Devices has developed Ka-band beamformer ICs that operate from 17 to 31 GHz. The ADAR3000 (17 to 22 GHz) and ADAR3001 (27.5 to 31 GHz) are 4 beam/16 channel beamforming ICs that can be configured for transmit or receive operations. They have an integrated ADC for temperature sensors and general analog inputs. These ICs are ideal for aerospace and defense applications such as phased array systems, space technology solutions, military communications, missiles and precision munitions.

Key Features of ADAR3000:
  • Operates from 17 to 22 GHz frequency range.
  • Low power dissipation (<12 mW per channel).
  • 4 beam/16 channel beamforming IC.
  • Configurable for transmitting or receive operation.
  • Programmable time delay and step attenuator for beam steering.
  • Internal memory for storing beam positions.
  • User-programmable sequencer for quick and efficient beam state selection.
  • Integrated with ADC for a temperature sensor, and general analog inputs.
  • Programmable bias modes.
  • 16 chip parallel addressability over 4-wire SPI interface.
  • Easy to use BGA package.

Click here to learn more about ADAR3000.

Key Features of ADAR3001:
  • Operates from 27.5 to 3127.5 to 31 GHz) GHz frequency range.
  • Low power dissipation (<12 mW per channel).
  • 4 beam/16 channel beamforming IC.
  • Configurable for transmitting or receive operation.
  • Programmable time delay and step attenuator for beam steering.
  • Internal memory for storing beam positions.
  • User-programmable sequencer for quick and efficient beam state selection.
  • Integrated with ADC for a temperature sensor, and general analog inputs.
  • Programmable bias modes.
  • 16 chip parallel addressability over 4-wire SPI interface.
  • Easy to use BGA package.

Click here to learn more about ADAR3001.

Note: This product is new and engineering validation may still be underway.