The RapidWave™ RWM6051 is a millimeter wave (mmWave) baseband wireless modem for wireless backhaul and fixed infrastructure wireless access applications. The RWM6051 delivers cost effective and power efficient solutions for the emerging backhaul and access markets. It can be paired with mmWave RF chipsets to deliver multi-gigabit throughput at several hundred meters distance. The RWM6051 is highly configurable with a radio interface that provides easy integration with RF solutions.

The RWM6051 features a high degree of configurability with flexible channelization modes and modulation coding to scale bandwidth up to multi-gigabit data rates. Internally, the RapidWave mode includes the mixed-signal front-end  resulting in an integration strategy that delivers the most cost-effective and power-efficient solution.

The RWM6051 incorporates technology licensed from and developed in collaboration with Blu Wireless Technology. Blu Wireless Technology provides Typhoon Development Platforms for the Renesas RWM6051. Typhoon is a family of highly programmable wireless communication modules that leverage the Renesas RWM6051 device. 

Before deploying your mmWave network, examine the range and throughput estimation for a wireless connection using your specific link characteristics. For more information, check out the Blu Wireless Technology mmWave Link Budget Calculator on the Blu Wireless website. 


  • mmWave modem with PHY + MAC + ADC/DAC + beam forming subsystems
  • Modulation and Channelization support
  • Beamforming support with phased array antenna
  • Extensions to support long distance transmission
  • Digital front end processing
  • Programmable real-time scheduler
  • Integrated network synchronization


Title language Type Format File Size Date
star RWM6051 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 427 KB
RapidWave Platforms Quickstart Guide Guide PDF 733 KB
RWM6050 Software User Manual (v3.2) Manual - Development Tools PDF 2.62 MB
RWM6050 Software Getting Started Guide (v3.2) Manual - Development Tools PDF 806 KB
RWM6050 Software Release Notes (v3.2) Manual - Development Tools PDF 714 KB
80RWM6050B-EVK-SV3 RapidWave Evaluation Board User Manual Manual - Hardware PDF 606 KB
80RWM6050B-EVK RapidWave Evaluation Board User Manual Manual - Hardware PDF 625 KB
White Paper: Enabling Multi-Gigabit Fixed Broadband Wireless Access in the mmWave Frequency Band White Paper PDF 735 KB
RWM6051 Pinlist Carrier/Package TXT 7 KB
RWM605x RapidWave Baseband Modem Product Brief Product Brief PDF 417 KB
80RWM6050B-EVK Reference Schematic Schematic PDF 877 KB


Title language Type Format File Size Date
RWM605x Software (v3.2) Software & Tools - Software ZIP 18.33 MB
RWM6050 Software (v3.2) Encryption Enabled Software & Tools - Software ZIP 18.34 MB
RWM6051 BSDL Model Model - BSDL BSDL 39 KB