The AWMF-0135 is a highly integrated silicon quad core IC intended for 5G phased array applications. The device supports four Tx/Rx radiating elements, includes 5 bit phase and 5 bit gain control for analog RF beam steering, and operates in half duplex fashion to enable a single antenna to support both Tx and Rx operation. Additional features include gain compensation over temperature, temperature reporting, Tx power telemetry, and fast beam switching. The device features ESD protection on all pins, operates from +1.8 V, and is packaged in a 48 lead 6x6 mm QFN for easy installation in planar phased array antennas. The Gen-1 ICs were the first commercially available mmW 5G beamformer ICs for 5G system development and were the baseline for many 5G developments in 2016-2019.
3GPP Compliant 5G communications arrays in the n258 band