IDT Unveils mm-Wave Modem for Customer Premise Equipment

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced its new RapidWave mm-Wave modem for customer premise equipment (CPE) targeted for 5G fixed wireless networks. The RWM6051 has a comprehensive feature set and gives wireless broadband service providers an ultra-wideband spectrum of 14 GHz V-band from 57 to 71 GHz to simplify and accelerate network deployments.

IDT’s RapidWave products operate in the unlicensed spectrum, permitting any wireless carrier, wireless ISP, or cable operator to quickly deploy a mmWave fixed wireless network that supports unprecedented bandwidth. Deploying a high capacity, self-organized fixed wireless network utilizing 14 GHz of spectrum is now easier than ever before with RWM6051's unique technologies, such as autonomous beamforming, multiple-carriers-in-channel, link adaption, and co-channel interference mitigation algorithms to simplify frequency and network planning in densely distributed networks.

The Metnet 60G mmWave CPE from leading wireless technology experts and the creator of the world’s first self-organizing mmWave mesh for Gigabit backhaul and access applications, CCS; leverages critical technology from IDT's RapidWave products to deliver multi-gigabit performance even in challenging high-interference environments. According to Martin Harriman, Executive Chairman at CCS, Metnet’s successful trials continue to show operators a lower deployment cost model with fiber-like speeds for 4G LTE and 5G small cell backhaul, enterprise and residential Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), smart city, Wi-Fi and CCTV backhaul applications.

The combined chipset solution with Sivers IMA TRX-BF01 transceiver RFIC and IDT's RapidWave products delivers state-of-the-art performance and is the only 60 GHz solution covering the entire 14 GHz band targeted for license-free 5G infrastructure applications. According to Anders Storm, Group CEO at Sivers IMA, the award winning TRX-BF01 leads all RF solutions with full V-band support, including the upper two channels (66 to 71 GHz), enabling opportunities for viable links beyond 1km range.

Fujikura's mmWave communication module incorporates the IDT RWM6051 as the perfect complement to Fujikura's advanced antenna technologies. The module showcases a compact footprint while delivering critical features, such as autonomous link beamforming and adaption, 30 station user support with enhanced scheduling algorithms, and sub-channelization for fiber extension and last mile applications.

The RWM6051 is a cost-optimized single modem CPE solution derived from the RWM6050 dual baseband modem already deployed in access and backhaul equipment. The combined dual and single modem solution builds an FWA portfolio for OEMs and operators to easily accelerate delivery of affordable multi-gigabit services in compact form factors.

The RWM6051 and RWM6050 mmWave baseband modems are now in production and available from IDT.