The F6102 is an 8-element receiver silicon IC designed using a SiGe BiCMOS process for Ka-Band (17.5GHz to 21.5GHz) SATCOM, Weather Radar, Test and Measurement and other phased array applications. The core IC has 6-bit phase control coupled with up to 30dB gain control on each channel to achieve fine beam steering and gain compensation between radiating elements. The device has 16dB nominal gain and -30dBm IP1dB. The core chip achieves an RMS phase error of 3° and RMS gain error of 0.3dB over the frequency of operation.

The chip operates at 2.1V to 2.5V and features ESD protection on all pins. The core design includes standard SPI protocol that operates up 50MHz with fast-beam switching, fast beam-state loading and fast four on-chip beam storage. The module has four external bias pins (5-bit DACs) to control external LNA’s, temperature reporting and external biasing.


  • 17.5GHz to 21.5GHz operation
  • 8 radiation elements
  • 20ns typical gain and phase settling time
  • 3° typical RMS phase error
  • 0.3dB typical RMS gain error
  • 30dB gain attenuation range
  • 5-bit chip address
  • Integrated PTAT with external biasing
  • Internal temperature sensor
  • Up to 50MHz SPI control
  • Programmable on-chip memory

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Part Number Part Status Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Grade Carrier Type Buy Sample
Active VFQFPN 40 K Tray
Active VFQFPN 40 K Reel


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Datasheets & Errata
star F6102 Advance Short-Form Datasheet Datasheet - Short-form PDF 239 KB


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SATCOM Receive Evaluation Software r0.0.5.1 Software & Tools - Evaluation Software ZIP 3.84 MB