Richardson Electronics Introduces K-Band Silicon SATCOM Rx Quad-Core IC from Anokiwave

LaFox, IL, Thursday, October 29, 2015 – Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today the availability of a new K-band silicon SATCOM Rx quad-core integrated circuit from Anokiwave, Inc.


The highly-integrated AWS-0102 is intended for satellite communications applications. The device supports four dual-polarization radiating elements with full programmable polarization flexibility. It provides 22 dB gain with a noise figure of 3.4 dB. Additional features include gain compensation over temperature and temperature reporting.


The new IC offers ESD protection on all pins, operates from +1.8 V, and is packaged in a 56-lead, 7 mm x 7 mm PQFN for easy installation in planar phased array antennas.


“The AWS-0102 is another example of how Anokiwave is opening new markets for AESA multi-element beam forming ICs,” said Chris Marshall, Vice President Global Sales of Richardson Electronics’ Power & Microwave Technologies group. “Our global, highly-technical sales team is eager to promote this device and the entire series of Anokiwave Silicon AESA Quad Core ICs to existing and prospective customers.”


Robert Donahue, Anokiwave CEO, added, “This latest product release is the second in our series of Silicon AESA Quad Core ICs that we believe will set a new standard in the industry for AESA multi-element beam forming ICs, as Anokiwave continues to innovate and deliver parts that will revolutionize multiple markets with affordable solutions.”


Additional key features of the AWS-0102 include:

  • Flexible polarization (RHCP, LHCP, linear)
  • 5-bit phase control (LSB=11.25°)
  • 5-bit gain (LSB=0.5 dB, DR=15.5 dB)
  • 0.3 W DC power


To find more information, please visit the AWS-0102 product detail page at The device is also available by calling 1-800-348-5580, emailing, or visiting Local Sales Support to locate worldwide sales engineers. To learn about additional Anokiwave products, please visit the Anokiwave storefront. Playback of an Anokiwave webinar, “Highly Integrated Silicon ICs – A Disruptive Technology for Phased Arrays,” is also available online until March 30, 2016.


About Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered solutions, power grid and microwave tubes and related consumables; power conversion and RF and microwave components; high value displays, flat panel detector solutions and replacement parts for diagnostic imaging equipment; and customized display solutions. We serve customers in the alternative energy, healthcare, aviation, broadcast, communications, industrial, marine, medical, military, scientific and semiconductor markets. The Company’s strategy is to provide specialized technical expertise and “engineered solutions” based on our core engineering and manufacturing capabilities. The Company provides solutions and adds value through design-in support, systems integration, prototype design and manufacturing, testing, logistics, and aftermarket technical service and repair through its global infrastructure. More information is available at

Richardson Electronics common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol RELL.