Richardson Electronics Introduces X-Band Silicon Quad-Core IC from Anokiwave

Intended for radar and 5G phased array applicationsPR-Anokiwave_AWS-0101-01_1

LaFox, IL, Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today the availability of a new X-band silicon quad-core integrated circuit from Anokiwave, Inc.

The highly-integrated AWS-0101 is intended for radar and 5G phased array applications. The device supports four radiating elements, single-beam transmit and dual-beam receive, and includes all requisite beam-steering controls for 6-bit phase and gain control. It provides 21 dB gain during transmit mode, 21 dB gain in receive mode, +15 dBm output power during transmit, and 3.4 dB noise figure during receive. Additional features include gain compensation over temperature, temperature reporting, and fast beam-switching using eight on-chip beam weight storage registers.

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-0101 enables a complete silicon RF solution for commercial AESA, with reduced system size, weight and cost,” said Chris Marshall, CTO and VP Marketing of Richardson Electronics’ Power & Microwave Technologies group. “It is another example of how Anokiwave is opening the door for new possibilities in phased array applications.” Additional key features of the AWS-0101 include:

  • -16 dBm Rx IIP3
  • 6 bit phase control (LSB=5.625°)
  • 6 bit gain control (LSB=0.5dB)
  • 8 W DC Tx mode
  • 8 W DC Rx mode

To find more information, please visit the AWS-0101 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

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