Over the next three years, 5G wireless traffic is expected to grow exponentially, LitePoint says. Mobile carriers are adding millimetre wave infrastructure to meet the demand for more capacity. Sivers’s AiP designs simplify millimeter wave designs by lowering power dissipation and reducing cost, they claim.
Sivers says its ECLIPSE3741 is a highly integrated 5G beamformer phased array Antenna in Package (AiP) module. It combines multiple Sivers RFSOI beamforming front end integrated circuits with a 16 element (4x4) antenna array. Covering FR2 band, n260 from 37.0 to 41.0 GHz, it offers exceptionally high linear output power, efficiency, and extreme integration. This AiP module is designed to enable λ/2 wavelength antenna lattice spacing when tiled together to support higher power applications. It has also been extensively optimised for heat management, Sivers states.
LitePoint says its IQgig-5G is a fully integrated, versatile multiband millimetre wave (mmWave) non-signaling test solution and the first of its kind to support all 5G FR2 frequencies within the 23-45GHz frequency range. All signal generation, analysis, processing, and RF front-end switching are self-contained inside a single chassis.
The one-box design makes it simple to set up, use and maintain in order to achieve reliable measurements. The test system enables small cell waveform generation and analysis for 5G radio technologies, provides an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) and allows for real-time RF parametric analysis for small cell products, LitePoint notes.
“The Sivers team is excited to bring a new approach to millimetre wave designs using our RFSOI technology delivering an end-to-end solution from transceivers to the air interface,” said Sivers Semiconductors VP of engineering Frank Lane. “By working with LitePoint, we can rapidly characterise the beamforming on our phase array AiP modules, and simplify test support for our OEM customers as they move into production.”
Sivers’s integration with AiP modules enable greater flexibility and lower cost for mobile carriers to deploy 5G millimetre infrastructure products. The collaboration with LitePoint will support and accelerate the deployment of this integral product, advancing the 5G infrastructure build out of 5G mmWave, they say.
“Sivers’s approach to simplifying Antenna in Package designs mirrors LitePoint’s approach to simplify test and characterisation,” said LitePoint director of strategic business development Rex Chen. “We are pleased to work with Sivers to support the development and deployment of their mmWave AiP technology to the 5G infrastructure both in product design and manufacturing test.”