AWMF-0156 39 GHz Si Quad Core IC

AWMF-0156 Silicon Core BFIC

Generation 2 4x1 Single Pol, Tx/Rx Beamformer IC

The AWMF-0156 is a highly integrated silicon quad core IC intended for 5G phased array applications. The device supports four Tx/Rx radiating elements, includes all requisite beam steering controls for phase and gain control, 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 using on-chip beam weight storage registers. The device features ESD protection on all pins, operates from +1.8 V and +2.5 V supplies, and is packaged WLCSP (wafer level chip scale package) for easy flip chip installation in planar phased array antennas. The Gen-2 5G ICs were the first 3GPP compliant commercially available ICs for 5G.


  • 37 - 40 GHz operation
  • n260 3GPP bands
  • Supports 4 radiating elements
  • Tx/Rx half duplex operation
  • Single antenna for Tx and Rx
  • Phase and gain control
  • Fast beam steering
  • Consider AWMF-0161 Up/Down Converter IC for a full RF Solution


3GPP Compliant 5G communications arrays in the n260 band


Not recommended for new designs, consider AWMF-0169 for improved performance.