The SUMMIT2629™ from Mixcomm is a Beamforming Front End IC that operates from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz. Fabricated using RF-SOI, this 8-channel front-end IC is designed to address the challenges constraining 5G mmWave performance. A single SUMMIT 2629 module provides two sets of four channels for two antenna polarizations – a total of eight channels per RFIC.
The IC extends link range to decrease infrastructure costs and improves customer satisfaction, reducing power consumption and thermal dissipation, while reducing antenna array complexity and the overall RF front-end cost. It integrates power amplifiers (PA), low noise amplifiers, T/R switching, beamformers with beam table memory, calibration, gain control and temperature, and power telemetry with high-speed SPI interface control. This RFIC is available in a surface-mount package and is ideal for 5G phased array antenna systems.