Anokiwave Gen-2 Ku and K/Ka-Band Beamformer ICs Now in Large Scale Production

Anokiwave’s 2nd Generation of Ku and K/Ka band Silicon Beamformer ICs for SATCOM market are now in full volume production, with a turnkey solution in partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES. These ICs serve as industry’s trusted choice to enable Flat Panel Electrically Steered Antennas for LEO/MEO/ GEO and Satcom-on-the-Move (SOTM).

Anokiwave has announced the high-volume availability of its latest generation of Ku and K/Ka band Silicon ICs for Flat Panel Electronically Steered Antennas. The second generation of SATCOM ICs - AWMF-01320133 and AWMF-01460147 quad channel, dual polarization beamformer ICs – enable Ku and K/Ka band flat panel phased array active antennas for SATCOM ground terminals and aero equipment for LEO/MEO/GEO and SATCOM-on-the-move (SOTM) and are already tested and in use on multiple live satellite links. Anokiwave is the only company today that has been commercially shipping mmW Silicon beamformer ICs in high volume, across SATCOM (Ku and Ka), 5G, and Radar bands.

Combining Anokiwave’s innovation that allows the ICs to span the mmWave use case spectrum with intelligent array solutions with their partner GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ strength in full turnkey production and mmW test capabilities, the two companies are leveraging high volume production and technical learning of all mmWave markets into SATCOM products which reduce risk to customers, provide a low cost solution and a very quick time-to-market.

Anokiwave’s 2nd generation SATCOM beamformer ICs builds on the company's previous generation of beamformer ICs to improve performance, reduce cost, simplify thermal management, and provide a host of unique digital functionality to simplify overall system design. Compared to multiple other companies that are just beginning to promise their early stage ICs, Anokiwave ICs are fully released and have been shipping in volume to tier 1 and 2 SATCOM OEMS. These ICs have been used to build and deploy radios that have been setup with live Satellite communication links and offer a level of confidence to ensure first pass design success.

Customers using Anokiwave ICs greatly benefit at a system level in terms of both cost and performance as highlighted in the table below:

The satellite market is growing fast and to enable low profile and low-cost flat panel active antennas the SATCOM market needs beamformer IC solutions that work today. According to Abhishek Kapoor, Anokiwave VP of Sales, the market does not have the appetite to wait and risk multimillion-dollar developments with first-generation IC designs. Anokiwave’s Ku and K/Ka band SATCOM ICs build upon years of experience and multiple generations of designs that have already been delivered to the market for years. Leveraging GLOBALFOUNDRIES full turnkey production and mmWave test capabilities, the new Ku and K/Ka band ICs are available today and already used in volume by multiple tier 1 and 2 SATCOM OEMs for phased array-based ground and avionics equipment.

All Anokiwave SATCOM ICs in Ku and K/Ka bands are released, available and shipping in volume.


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