Advanced 5G mmWave reliability with dual-polarised analog beamformers

21-06-2022 | NXP | Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors has added new MMW9012K and MMW9014K four-channel dual polarised analog beamformers to its 5G portfolio and an antenna system developer kit. Developed using its SiGe process, the analog beamformers support dual-polarisation to improve 5G reliability and provide a high degree of integration to help lessen 5G base station size and costs, and reduce current consumption for 5G mmWave solutions. Also, the antenna developer system makes it simple for OEMs to speed their panel designs to build 5G antenna systems more quickly.

The devices complement its existing 5G portfolio, which traverses all major power levels and frequencies in 5G infrastructure. The MMW9012K operates at 28GHz, while the MMW9014K operates at 26GHz. These devices provide a high transmit and receive gain with EVM at 2.5% at Pout of 9dBm.

“As deployments have advanced, more consumers have come to rely on the benefits of 5G mmWave,” said Doeco Terpstra, vice president and general manager Smart Antenna Solutions, NXP. “Reliability is more important than ever, and OEMs need the ability to precisely direct simultaneous beams to the different users that require the low latency and high bandwidth that 5G mmWave offers. At the same time, utilizing a dual-polarisation on a single antenna panel enables a higher degree of integration for 5G mmWave panels, reducing system size and cost for OEMs.”

Complementing the dual-polarised analog beamformers, the antenna system developer kit assists in reducing market time and speed up panel designs. It features an 8x8 antenna panel with a control board with GUI and power supplies included.

Richardson RFPD, booth #4090.

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