16-Channel Ku-Band Beamformer

The Renesas F6123S sixteen-channel, dual-beam receive active beamforming RFIC is designed for Ku/CDL-Band (14 to 17 GHz) planar phased array antennas.

RFMW announces design and sales support for an active beamforming RFIC from Renesas. The F6123S is a sixteen-channel, dual-beam receive active beamforming RFIC designed for application in Ku/CDL-Band (14 to 17 GHz) planar phased array antennas. The IC has eight RF input ports, two RF output ports and 16 (8 per beam) phase/amplitude control channels. The eight input ports of the F6123S may be driven by eight single-polarized elements or four dual-polarized elements of an electronically scanned array (ESA). Each channel has 6-bits of digital phase and gain control resolution spanning 360° and 26 dB of dynamic range, enabling precise beam pattern and polarization control.


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