RFMW Expert Product Pick: Renesas F6212

What made you select Renesas’ F6212 as a product to feature?

The F6212 is a 16-channel, dual-beam, receive active beamforming, RFIC multi-chip module designed for applications in Ka-Band SATCOM planar phased array antennas.


What are the key features and specifications of the F6212?

The IC has eight RF input ports, two RF output ports, and 16 (8 per beam) phase/amplitude control channels. The eight input ports may be driven by eight single-polarized elements or four dual-polarized elements of an electronically scanned array (ESA). Enabling precise beam pattern and polarization control, each channel has 6 bits of digital phase gain control resolution spanning 360° and 26dB of dynamic range.

What are common markets and applications of the F6212 from Renesas?

Common applications of the F6212 include:

  • Phased array antennas
  • Ka-Band SATCOM terminals
  • Aerospace, maritime, and SOTM

About Nick John

Nick John, Supplier Business Manager

Nick John is Supplier Business Manager of Passive Divisions at RFMW. With 20 years of industry experience, Nick has worked in sales, account management, and distribution. Passionate about timing solutions, Nick enjoys the fast-paced environment of the electronics industry, aiding customer designs, and enhancing partnerships with leading suppliers.

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