RF Beamforming Components Branch Out Into Phased Array Applications

Integrated Device Technology is sampling a portfolio of microwave and millimeter-wave (mmWave) beamformer products for satellite communications (Satcom), radar, test and measurement and other applications that utilize phased array antennas. The portfolio consists of three families of transmit and receive silicon ICs that support Ku, Ka and CDL frequency bands.

The eight-channel F6101, F6102 and F6103 receivers and F6501, F6502 and F6503 transmitters have six-bit phase resolution and more than 30-dB gain adjustment control with 0.25-dB resolution on each channel. Additionally, the company says the monolithic silicon-based beamformer ICs enable higher levels of integration to achieve lower solution costs without sacrificing RF performance, as well as improving manufacturing robustness. Sample parts and evaluation kits are available now to customers upon request. For more details visit Integrated Device Technology Satellite Communications RF IC Solutions.

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