San Diego, CA, 25 June 2020: Anokiwave, Inc. and hiSky have announced a collaboration to enable the next generation of low cost, voice, data, and Internet of Things (IoT) Satellite Communication (SATCOM) terminals. As part of this collaboration Anokiwave will provide its advanced low-cost silicon core ICs in Ku and K/Ka band and hiSky will provide small form factor terminal based phased array antennas for commercial and industrial applications.
hiSky brings its innovative business models, technical expertise for implementation of satellite communication systems, and its recently announced low cost and performance focused MODEM-on-chip ASIC while Anokiwave provides its Silicon Beamformer ICs that enable small form factor flat panel active antennas for SATCOM. hiSky’s Smartellite™ solutions, utilizing Anokiwave ICs, offer an industry leading, small, portable, and cost-effective flat panel satellite terminal for mass market.
Anokiwave’s SATCOM ICs have enabled hiSky to improve the RF performance, reduce array size, simplify thermal management, and utilize unique digital features in the array design. Building upon this experience, Anokiwave will deliver SATCOM ICs that leverage the performance improvements of previous generations while reducing the overall IC and system cost by an order of magnitude. hiSky, on the other hand, is developing a unique MODEM-on-chip ASIC that will complete the full array solution to deliver an application focused performance at the lowest possible cost.
hiSky’s Smartellite™ terminals operate in either Ku and K/Ka bands and are compatible on multiple LEO, MEO, and GEO constellations. The terminals can be easily used by individuals or by enterprises with complete Network Management System (NMS). Using a dedicated app on any mobile device, users and organizations can freely communicate anywhere, anytime.