Molex signs BeammWave for mmWave beamforming development
BeammWave in Sweden has received a prototype order for its first development platform as part of a Joint Development Agreement with global connector maker Molex.
The joint development agreement with Molex will explore prototype integration of digital beamforming into several FPGA products. These products include the Molex IAA mmWave antenna and BeammWave’s digital BFIC network.
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The initial scope of work is valued at approximately $100,000.
Molex has been working on mmWave wireless connector systems at 60GHz for harsh environments following its acquisition of the assets of Keyssa in 2021, and has also developed mmWave connectors for 25GHz systems.
Beammwave in Lund is building a radio chip with antenna and associated patented beamforming algorithms for 5G and 6G systems.
“We’re excited that BeammWave may have what we have been looking for – a mmWave beamforming network that could not only deliver outstanding performance but may also potentially be used in a range of different products that will enable us to provide innovative solutions and create value for our customers,” says William Spink, RF Engineering Director at Molex.
“This agreement is critical to BeammWave, as it will influence the future direction of our products and allow innovation to thrive in several use cases. I am very pleased we can do this together with a global company that has an engineering culture with a perfect fit for BeammWave,” says Stefan Svedberg, CEO..