AWS-0102 K-Band Silicon SATCOM Rx Quad Core IC
The AWS-0102 is a highly integrated silicon quad core IC intended for satellite communications applications. The device supports four dual polarization radiating elements with full programmable polarization flexibility. The device provides 22 dB of gain with a noise figure of 3.4 dB. Additional features include gain compensation over temperature and temperature reporting. The chip features ESD protection on all pins, operates from a +1.8 V supply, and is packaged in a 56 lead 7x7 mm QFN for easy installation in planar phased array antennas.
*NOTE: Coherent gain (CG) is the RF gain with all Rx input ports energized and is most useful for assessing RF power handling in the beam forming network. Electronic gain (EG) is the RF gain exclusive of the 4:1 sum and is most useful for cascaded NF and gain calculation. The total gain of the antenna aperture can be calculated from EG + 10*log(n), where n is the number of antenna elements in the array. Single path gain (SPG) is the RF gain with only one input port energized. This is representative of the RF gain measured in a 2 port measurement system, such as with the Developer’s Kit.
CG = SPG + 12 dB = EG + 6 dB for a quad IC
Satellite communications terminals