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Beamformer ICs

Beamformers are multi-channel RFICs, with independent phase and amplitude control in the Tx/Rx paths. The system can then electronically steer antenna beams to achieve optimal signal strength.

We stock and support the following Beamformer ICs

Mixcomm

This highly integrated beamforming front end for 5G phased array covers the FR2 band n257 from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz and offers high linear output power.

  • Four-element dual-polarization
  • Full TX/RX TDD RF chains
  • Ultra-low TX and RX power consumption
  • High-power stacked SOI CMOS PAs

NXP

This highly integrated, digitally controlled, 5G 4-channel bidirectional analog beamforming IC has a high bit phase and amplitude resolution.

  • Phase shifters in TX and RX chains
  • VGAs in TX and RX chains
  • On-chip power detectors
  • High-speed SPI bus interface

Analog Devices

This 24–29.5 GHz TX/RX dual polarization beamformer addresses the n257, n258 and n261 bands in one footprint, with 16 TX and 16 RX selectable channels.

  • Horizontal and vertical polarization
  • Matched 50 Ω RF inputs and outputs
  • Vector modulators for phase control
  • DGAs for amplitude control

Analog Devices

This 4-channel, X- and Ku-band (8 GHz to 16 GHz) beamforming core chip for phased arrays operates in half-duplex between receive and transmit modes.

  • ≥31 dB gain adjustment range
  • 360° phase adjustment range
  • 2.8° phase resolution
  • ≤0.5 dB gain resolution

Analog Devices

This 24–29.5 GHz TX/RX beamformer addresses the n257, n258 and n261 bands in one footprint, with 16 selectable TX channels and 16 selectable RX channels.

  • “Matched 50 Ω RF inputs and outputs
  • Vector modulators for phase control
  • DGAs for amplitude control
  • Temperature compensation”

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