Greensboro, NC. Qorvo has 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 3 GHz to 39 GHz.
The market for massive MIMO base station configurations is expected to support USD $1 billion in RF solutions by 2022, according to Qorvo and industry estimates. Qorvo’s GaN technology 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—which the company called the industry’s first GaN FEMs for 39 GHz.
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-6 GHz and mmWave 5G.”
Qorvo said it 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 added that it 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 showcased its portfolio of advanced RF solutions at IMS from June 12-15 in Philadelphia.