Anokiwave, Inc. and Requtech have engaged in a collaboration to enable SATCOM-On-The-Move (SOTM) applications over LEO/MEO/GEO communication satellites. As part of this collaboration, Anokiwave provides advanced, low-cost, silicon 2nd generation SATCOM Ku- and K/Ka-band ICs to power Requtech’s RESA-S family of fully integrated phased array flat panel antenna terminals.
Requtech’s phased array flat panel antennas enable SOTM applications over LEO/MEO/GEO constellations. Designed as a lightweight member of the RESA family of flat panel satellite terminals, RESA-S can be used as a stand-alone product or used in a networked mesh configuration with several RESA terminals to avoid signal blockage from for example, ships superstructure.
Anokiwave provides Silicon SATCOM beamforming ICs to Requtech that improve performance, reduce cost, simplify thermal management, and provide a host of unique digital functionality to simplify overall system design. Compared to multiple other companies that are just starting to promise their early-stage ICs, Anokiwave ICs are fully released and are shipping in volume.
“Phased array antennas are changing the way in which users communicate with SATCOM networks as they enter a new era of global communication. As the market moves to commercial, high-volume terminals, ground communications with LEO/MEO/GEO SATCOM systems require low-cost antennas with extremely fast steerable beams in a low-profile form factor,” said Andy Crofts, Anokiwave VP of Applications. “The Anokiwave CMOS based beamformer ICs are the key enabling technology making electronic beam steering in flat panel active antennas a commercial reality.”
“The Anokiwave chipset offers huge advantages in terms of ‘time to market’ and performance. This is why Requtech has selected Anokiwave for its Ku and Ka Satcom Phased Array Antenna design,” said Omid Sotoudeh, Requtech’s CEO. “Requtech previously has extensive knowledge and experience with military phased array radars and felt that the Anokiwave chipset was the best vehicle for using those skill sets in the development of products for the SATCOM market.”
All Anokiwave SATCOM ICs are released, available and shipping in volume.
Requtech’s antenna products are released and undergoing type approval and certification with several LEO, MEO and GEO satellite constellations in both Ku- and Ka-band. Modems can be embedded internally or connected externally depending on the application requirements.
Anokiwave is a cutting-edge provider of highly integrated IC solutions that enable emerging mmW markets and Active Antenna based solutions. Anokiwave’s creative system architectures and optimal selection of semiconductor technologies solve the toughest engineering problems. Anokiwave is based in Boston, MA and operates design centers in Austin, TX, Boston, MA, and San Diego, CA with sales offices in Taipei, Taiwan, Boston, MA, and San Diego, CA. Additional information can be found at www.anokiwave.com/satcom.
Requtech is a leading SATCOM product developer based in Linköping, Sweden. Built around a team of ex-Saab Defense and Sony Ericsson engineers, we deliver fully integrated terminal solutions for LEO, MEO & GEO connectivity. We offer robust and reliable high-performance SATCOM terminals based on cutting edge technology. Additional information can be found at www.requtech.com.