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28 February 2017

Qorvo RF Fusion front ends chosen for new gigabit phone

Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) says that four of its highly integrated RF front end (RFFE) solutions have been selected to support a recently launched gigabit phone. The firm reckons that the gigabit phone represents a step forward in performance, with download speeds of 1Gbps and potential for new mobile experiences like 360° panoramic VR, 4K video and instant cloud storage on the move.

“Qorvo is very pleased to have helped reach this milestone achievement in ultra-high-speed 4G LTE connectivity,” says Eric Creviston, president of the firm’s Mobile Products group. “Our newest-generation RF Fusion solutions combine all major RF functionality to deliver superior performance across the low, mid, high and ultra-high cellular frequency bands. Additionally, our newest RF Fusion Mobile Wi-Fi iFEMs [integrated front-end modules] deliver higher performance than discrete components while simplifying design and miniaturizing product footprint.”

The four Qorvo Mobile solutions supporting the first gigabit LTE smartphone are as follows:

  • The ultra-high-band QM52042, a 3.5GHz power amplifier (PA) with full support for TD-LTE bands 42 and 43.
  • The high-band QM75001, which combines multi-mode multi-band PAs, FDD- and TD-LTE-capable transmit/receive switches, Qorvo LowDrift filters for bands 38, 40 and 41-wide, and full support for intra-band uplink carrier aggregation, inter-band downlink carrier aggregation, advanced power tracking and envelope tracking.
  • The mid-band QM78013, which combines multi-mode, multi-band PAs, mode switching, a LowDrift band 25 duplexer, a LowDrift-based multiplexer capable of multi-downlink carrier aggregation for bands 1 and 3 in addition to band 4, along with an antenna switch and coupler. The PA chains in the QM78013 support intra-band uplink carrier aggregation in FDD and TD-LTE bands as well as inter-band downlink carrier aggregation, while operating in advanced power tracking and envelope tracking modes.
  • The QM48858 Mobile Wi-Fi iFEM combines a 5GHz PA, low-noise amplifier (LNA), switch, diplexer and coupler with Qorvo’s premium 2.4GHz BAW 5 (bulk acoustic wave) Wi-Fi coexistence filter.

Qorvo is showcasing its portfolio of RF front ends at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) on Stand 2i25 (Hall 2) in Barcelona, Spain (27 February – 2 March).

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