For Immediate Release

Anokiwave Inc. Introduces Low Noise Figure X-Band AESA Core IC Solution


AWS-0101 X-Band Core IC Solution

San Diego CA, 17 November, 2015:  Anokiwave, Inc., an innovative company providing highly integrated core IC solutions for mmW markets and AESA based solutions, today announced the worldwide release of the second IC in a family of X-band Silicon Radar Quad Core IC solutions for commercial radar and 5G communications markets.

The AWS-0101 is an integrated 4 channel beamformer, LNA, and PA. It supports 4 radiating elements with dual beam Rx, single beam Tx, and includes 6-bit phase and 6-bit gain control. The IC provides a low noise figure in Rx mode allowing for a complete silicon RF solution for commercial AESA systems. Additional features include gain compensation over temperature, temperature reporting, forward power telemetry with programmable delay power sampling, and fast beam switching using on-chip beam weight storage registers that can be accessed via direct address lines. Silicon technology enables very high integration of functionality thus enabling planar antenna design at X-band with reduced system size, weight, and cost.

“Commercial AESAs are the future of radar and 5G systems and an all silicon solution will enable the market to transition from expensive traditional military AESA technology to a commercial arena that requires very low cost,” states Robert Donahue, Anokiwave CEO. “We believe that these parts will set a new paradigm in the industry for commercial AESAs.”

The Anokiwave AWS-0101 is a highly integrated TDD (time-division duplex) transmit-receive chip in a commercial QFN style surface mount plastic package with dimensions of 7mm x 7mm x 0.9mm, easily fitting within the typical 15mm lattice spacing at 10 GHz. The IC is controlled though a 5-wire serial to parallel interface (SPI) bus.

Anokiwave offers innovator kits and evaluation kits to customers for early access to the technology. The kits include boards with the AWS-0101 device, USB-SPI Interface module with drivers, and all required cables. Pilot production deliveries are available in Q1 2016.

About Anokiwave:
Anokiwave is a cutting edge provider of highly integrated core chip solutions that enable emerging mm-Wave and AESA markets. Anokiwave’s creative system architectures and optimal selection of semiconductor technologies solve the toughest engineering problems.

Anokiwave is based in San Diego, CA and operates design centers in Phoenix, AZ and Boston, MA. Additional information can be found at

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