Qorvo® Expands 5G Leadership with New 5G Infrastructure Solutions

June 11 12:15 2018 Print This Article

Highly integrated products enable operators to cost-effectively implement infrastructure from Ma-MIMO to millimeter wave

GREENSBORO, N.C., June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today introduced five new power amplifiers and front end modules that further expand its portfolio of RF products for massive MIMO and 5G base stations. These highly integrated, efficient, small-size modules support all frequency bands used for pre-5G and 5G architectures, from 3GHz to 39GHz.

The market for massive MIMO base station configurations is expected to support USD $1 billion in RF solutions by 2022.1

Qorvo’s innovative gallium nitride (GaN) technology, with industry-leading performance, efficiency and power, enables transmission of multiple data streams with greater capacity, supporting rapid, cost-effective implementation of 5G networks.

The new 5G products include two 2-stage power amplifiers, two integrated front end modules (FEMs), and a wideband driver amplifier. Qorvo recently announced two additional amplifiers – the QPF4005 and the QPF4006 – the industry’s first GaN FEMs for 39GHz.

Roger Hall, general manager of High Performance Solutions at Qorvo, said, “With our products at work in dozens of 5G field trials, Qorvo continues to be a leading enabler of 5G, supporting exponential growth in mobile data. Today’s RF portfolio expansion provides customers with the broadest range of 5G connectivity solutions in sub-6GHz and mmW 5G.”

Engineering samples of new Qorvo products below are now available to wireless infrastructure customers.

Description  Part Number
Part Number
Doherty Amplifiers for sub 6GHz 5G QPA4501 QPA3506
Frequency: 4.4-5 Frequency: 3.4-3.6
Gain: 34dB Gain: 30dB
Pout Avg: 3W Pout Avg: 5W
PAE: 27% PAE: 40%
Switch LNA Modules for sub 6GHz 5G QPB9329 QPB9319
Noise Figure: 1.1dB Noise Figure: 1.45dB
RX Gain: 31.5dB RX Gain: 37dB
OIP3: 33dBm OIP3: 34dBm
TX Max Power: 5W TX Max Power: 8W
Wideband driver amplifier for sub 6GHz 5G QPA9120    
Frequency: 1.8-5    
Gain: 29dB    
OIP3: 35dBm    

Qorvo is paving the path to 5G by helping to define 5G standards as a delegate to 3GPP and through collaboration with wireless infrastructure manufacturers, network operators, chipset providers and smartphone manufacturers. Qorvo has helped conduct dozens of 5G field trials, and Qorvo’s 28 GHz products supported the Samsung® 5G MIMO demo at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Qorvo is showcasing its industry-leading portfolio of advanced RF solutions at IMS from June 12-15, in Booth 725, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. For more information, go to qorvo.com/5G.

About Qorvo
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications.  We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

1  EJL Wireless Research and Qorvo company estimates.

Qorvo is a registered trademark of Qorvo, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.

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