Innovative Millimeter Wave RF Front-End Solution for 5G and Multi-Gigabit Networking

Movandi, a venture-backed millimeter wave startup, has unveiled a RF front-end system solution based on a new technology. The BeamX technology developed by Movandi was demonstrated  at MWC Americas in San Francisco from September 12-14.

Movandi’s BeamX front-end integrates the RF, antenna, beamforming, and control algorithms into a modular 5G millimeter wave solution targeted for Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), small cells, and base station applications. The technology can be configured to support different baseband/modem SoC solutions for new applications in 5G, indoor gigabit access, the last mile, and satellite networks.

Movandi has taken a unique approach in the industry, going far beyond the role of a traditional fabless semiconductor company, innovating from the device level to the system level and relentlessly challenging old assumptions. Its proprietary solution is designed as a complete system combining the entire RF front-end and antenna versus today’s solutions that are simply a mix and match of individual components. The company believes this approach will lead the industry reducing time to market and with significant power consumption advantages over similar competing products.

Developing high frequency networks for operating in the millimeter wave band present unique technical challenges in comparison to traditional connectivity and cellular systems. First, higher frequencies have greater transmission losses caused by distance, blockage, and non-line-of-sight conditions, depending on the environment and the application. To achieve longer range, beamforming antennas are often required, adding to system complexity. Solving these challenges will unlock the huge potential offered by much greater bandwidth, spatial reuse, and frequency reuse, which support much higher performance systems in the same regions.

The Movandi BeamX 28 and 39 GHz solutions combine a modular architecture, power efficient designs, phased arrays, and beamforming techniques to provide unmatched performance, cost and size advantages that unlock the potential of 5G and other multi-gigabit networks.

Key features & benefits of BeamX Technology:

  • Modular and scalable system architecture
  • Integrated cost effective and high efficiency design
  • Low cost manufacturing
  • Extended range and reliability
  • Radical improvements versus traditional millimeter RF and antenna solutions
  • Performance: Multi-gigabit, low latency wireless
  • Range: Extended range over existing designs
  • Cost: Modular approach enables optimization for specific applications
  • Size: Reduced footprint to support link
  • Power consumption: Optimized power consumption

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