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Anokiwave Introduces X-Band Front End IC

GaA device competes plug-and-play chipset for X-band radars

Anokiwave has extended its X-band IC product line with the addition of the AWMF-0106 front end IC. The device features ESD protection and is realised in 0.25µm GaAs technology.

"This new IC together with the AWS-0103 X-Band Core IC competes a plug and play chip set for X-band radars. The parts are designed to work together with the requisite beam steering and taper controls, output PA, input LNA, and front end switch and limiter," states Robert Donahue, Anokiwave CEO. "We believe this solution is the most integrated X-band AESA [active electronically scanned array] solution available on the market today."

The AWMF-0106 is an integrated power amplifier, low noise amplifier, limiter, and T/R switch intended to provide a low noise, medium power front end for the Anokiwave AWS-0103 and AWS-0105 high Rx input linearity X-band core IC solutions.

The device also includes Tx output power detection, active bias of the power amplifier stages, and active self-bias of the low noise amplifier stages. Dual Rx outputs are provided to enable dual Rx beam phased array applications.

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