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    /Fujikura, Avnet, Rohde & Schwarz Exhibit at International Conference in the US



Fujikura/Avnet release 5G Millimeter Wave Phased Array Antenna Module: PAAM "FutureAccessTM" Development Platform
/Fujikura, Avnet, Rohde & Schwarz Exhibit at International Conference in the US

May 25, 2023

Fujikura Ltd. (President and CEO: Naoki Okada) and Avnet, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVT) are announcing the release of the 28 GHz Phased Array Antenna Module:PAAM "FutureAccessTM" development platform for millimeter wave frequency bands. We will exhibit this platform at the international conference: IMS in the United States.

This platform enables customers to develop advanced 5G mmWave systems using Fujikura’s PAAM and AMD’s*1 ZynqTM RFSoC*2 Gen3, controlled by Avnet’s proven RFSoC Explorer® software. This combination of leading-edge components and software will allow customers to prototype quickly with Fujikura’s compact PAAM and AMD’s RFSoC.

Fujikura’s PAAM operates in the 3GPP*3 FR2*4 frequency bands n257 (28 GHz), n258 (26 GHz), and n261 (27 GHz), allowing for use in both indoor and outdoor applications. It is a complete PAAM module with a highly integrated 8x8 antenna elements, RF-ICs*5and filters to realize optimal TCO*6. This high level of integration enables compact product design and quick time to market. With high-power efficiency and high-speed beam switching (<220ns), Fujikura PAAM-based systems can obtain industry leading performance. Also, with a calibration-free architecture and Fujikura’s extreme attention to quality, end customers will have a significant advantage in system integration, manufacturing, deployment, and longevity.

Avnet's RFSoC Explorer® software, included with the development platform, is scalable to control the entire system from the antenna to digital and is an easy-to-use MATLAB application that allows you to quickly implement and test beamforming applications without HDL*7 or software coding.

At IMS2023 (International Microwave Symposium) in San Diego in June, Fujikura, Avnet, and Rohde & Schwarz will announce for the first time the results of validating the development platform on the R&S®ATS800B benchtop CATR OTA test system from Rohde & Schwarz. In Industry Workshops IWTU7, we will present an interactive remote demonstration using a 5G NR*8 test signal with a bandwidth of 400MHz.
Please also visit our booth #2514 when you come to the exhibition venue.

Phased Array Antenna Module: PAAM "FutureAccessTM" Development Platform

R&S®ATS800B benchtop CATR OTA test system

[Explanation of terms]
*1 AMD: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
*2 RFSoC: RF System on Chip, AMD FPGA device with built-in 8ch A/D and 8ch D/A and Arm CPU core
*3 3GPP: Standardization standards developed by 3GPP, a project to standardize mobile communication systems such as 5G.
*4 FR2: Millimeter-wave frequency band operated by 5G NR
*5 RF-IC: High-frequency integrated circuit
*6 TCO: Total Cost of Ownership
*7 HDL: Hardware Description Language
*8 NR: A new radio access technology for 5G mobile networks specified by 3GPP (a project for international standardization of mobile communication systems such as 5G).

●About Avnet
As a leading global technology distributor and solutions provider, Avnet has served customers’ evolving needs for an entire century. We support customers at each stage of a product’s lifecycle, from idea to design and from prototype to production. Our unique position at the center of the technology value chain enables us to accelerate the design and supply stages of product development so customers can realize revenue faster. Decade after decade, Avnet helps its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Learn more about Avnet at https://www.avnet.com .

●About Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded nearly 90 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2022, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,000 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.53 billion in the 2021/2022 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany. For more information about Rohde & Schwarz, visit Rohde & Schwarz at https://www.rohde-schwarz.com .