RapidWave Baseband Modem

The RapidWave™ RWM6050 is a millimeter wave (mmWave) baseband wireless modem for wireless backhaul and fixed infrastructure wireless access applications. The RWM6050 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 RWM6050 is highly configurable with a radio interface that provides easy integration with RF solutions.

The RWM6050 features a high degree of configurability with flexible channelization modes and modulation coding to scale bandwidth up to multi-gigabit data rates. Internally, there are dual modems including the mixed-signal front-end  resulting in an integration strategy that delivers the most cost-effective and power-efficient solution.

The RWM6050 incorporates technology licensed from and developed in collaboration with Blu Wireless Technology. Blu Wireless Technology provides Typhoon Development Platforms for the IDT RWM6050. Typhoon is a family of highly programmable wireless communication modules that leverage the IDT RWM6050 device. 


  • Dual 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

Product Options

Orderable Part ID Part Status Pkg. Code Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Grade Carrier Type Buy Sample
80RWM6050BALGI Preview ALG484D1 FCBGA 484 I Tray
80RWM6050BALG Preview ALG484D1 FCBGA 484 C Tray

Technical Documentation

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
RWM6050 Datasheet Datasheet - Preliminary PDF 630 KB Dec 13, 2018
RWM6050 Device Errata Errata PDF 74 KB Apr 26, 2017
Application Notes & White Papers
White Paper: Enabling Multi-Gigabit Fixed Broadband Wireless Access in the mmWave Frequency Band White Paper PDF 649 KB Sep 25, 2017
RWM6050 Pinlist Pinlist-Ballmap TXT 8 KB May 16, 2018
RWM6050 (DN101LC) Evaluation Module Product Brief Product Brief PDF 947 KB May 14, 2018
RWM6050 Ballmap Pinlist-Ballmap PDF 205 KB May 7, 2018
RWM6050 RapidWave Baseband Modem Product Brief Product Brief PDF 478 KB Oct 31, 2017

Software & Tools

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
RWM6050B BSDL File Model - BSDL BSDL 45 KB Jun 19, 2018
RWM6050 Beta-2 Software API Manual Manual - Software PDF 554 KB Mar 11, 2018