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 IDT RWM6051. Typhoon is a family of highly programmable wireless communication modules that leverage the IDT RWM6051 device. 


  • 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

Product Options

Orderable Part ID Part Status Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Grade Carrier Type Package Buy Sample
80RWM6051BHMGI Active FCBGA 484 I Tray Package Info

Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
RWM6051 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 745 KB
User Guides & Manuals
RapidWave Platforms Quickstart Guide Guide PDF 733 KB
RWM6050 Software User Manual (v2.3) Manual - Software PDF 1.69 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
White Paper: Enabling Multi-Gigabit Fixed Broadband Wireless Access in the mmWave Frequency Band White Paper PDF 735 KB
RWM605x Software v.2.3.1 Software ZIP 93.54 MB
RWM6051 BSDL Model Model - BSDL BSDL 39 KB
RWM6051 Pinlist Pinlist-Ballmap TXT 7 KB
RWM605x RapidWave Baseband Modem Product Brief Product Brief PDF 736 KB