The AWMF-0221 from Anokiwave is a highly integrated silicon RF beamforming IC (BFIC) that operates from 24.25 to 29.5 GHz (n258, n257, and n261 3GPP bands). It is built on Anokiwave's quad-channel, dual-polarization CMOS platform. It supports 4 dual-polarization or 8 single-polarization antenna configurations and operates in Tx/Rx half duplex modes. It has a modular architecture that delivers industry leading antenna performance across multiple end user applications with benchmark linear RF power and DC power efficiency, seamlessly supporting higher signal bandwidths and modulations. Each beamforming IC includes beam steering controls for compliance with all 3GPP standards. Half duplex operation with dual polarization allows a single antenna aperture per sector coverage.
This multi-band solution provides higher EIRP and efficiency for smaller arrays, all while supporting higher bandwidth and modulations.