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12 June 2018

Qorvo adds power amplifiers and front-end modules for massive MIMO and 5G base stations

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In booth 725 at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2018) in Philadelphia, MA, USA (12–15 June), Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) has introduced five new power amplifiers (PAs) and front-end modules (FEMs) that further expand its portfolio of RF products for massive MIMO and 5G base stations. The 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 $1bn in RF solutions by 2022, forecasts EJL Wireless Research.

Due to its performance, efficiency and power, Qorvo says that its gallium nitride (GaN) technology enables the transmission of multiple data streams with greater capacity, supporting rapid, cost-effective implementation of 5G networks.

The new products (for sub-6GHz 5G) include two 2-stage Doherty power amplifiers (the 3.4-3.6GHz QPA3506 and 4.4-5GHz QPA4501), two integrated front-end modules (the QPB9319 and QPB9329), and a wideband driver amplifier (the 1.8-5GHz QPA9120). Qorvo recently unveiled two additional amplifiers – the QPF4005 and the QPF4006 – said to be the industry’s first GaN FEMs for 39GHz.

“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,” says Roger Hall, general manager of High Performance Solutions at Qorvo. “Today’s RF portfolio expansion provides customers with the broadest range of 5G connectivity solutions in sub-6GHz and mmW 5G,” he adds.

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

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