Qorvo® Mobile 5G portfolio enters high-volume production

Courtesy of Qorvo

Full suite of integrated front-end modules supports accelerating global 5G deployments – Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that its mobile 5G portfolio of highly integrated front-end modules (FEMs) is entering high-volume production. Supporting all major baseband chipsets, Qorvo’s broad portfolio is uniquely positioned to enable leading smartphone manufacturers to develop handsets and mobile devices supporting global 5G network deployments starting in 2019.

Eric Creviston, President of Qorvo’s Mobile Products group, said, “Qorvo has spent years preparing for the RF challenges of 5G, including development of the world’s first mobile 5G front end to support early trials. With the launch of our mobile 5G portfolio, Qorvo is scaling innovations such as our industry-leading GaAs HBT process to support the impending global transition to the new standard. Unlike the previous transition from 3G to 4G, the first 5G handsets will require fully integrated front ends to meet the extraordinary performance and interoperability requirements of 5G within tight space constraints.”

Qorvo’s highly integrated modules include all the RF front end (RFFE) functions required to support new and “re-farmed” 5G bands targeted in early deployments, including filtering, transmit/receive switching, power and low noise amplification, and in some cases, antenna switching. The portfolio uses Qorvo’s GaAs power amplifiers and BAW filters to enable handsets using proven average power tracking (APT) technology to meet 5G requirements, including a full 100 MHz of bandwidth at Power Class 2 (PC2). The world’s leading manufacturers have designed 5G handsets and mobile hotspots using Qorvo’s technologies.

Qorvo’s Mobile 5G portfolio includes the QM78203 module, which supports the full width of 5G Bands n77, n78 and n79; the QM75041 Band n41 module; and the QM77038 mid-high band module. The portfolio also includes antenna-plexers and low-loss switches to support complex 5G signal routing requirements.

Qorvo is at the forefront of Solving RF Complexity™ and is highlighting its industry-leading portfolio of advanced RF front end solutions and pre-5G and 5G wireless infrastructure at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019), from February 25 through February 28. Review our show news. Learn how Qorvo is paving a path to 5G and has helped conduct dozens of 5G field trials.

Qorvo’s high-performance RF solutions simplify design, reduce product footprint, conserve power, improve system performance and accelerate the adoption of carrier aggregation. Qorvo combines systems-level expertise, broad manufacturing scale, and the industry’s most comprehensive product and technology portfolio to help leading manufacturers accelerate delivery of next-generation LTE, LTE-A, 5G and IoT products. Qorvo’s core RF solutions set the standard for next-gen connectivity, with unmatched integration and performance at the heart of the connected world.

Source: http://www.qorvo.com

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