Qorvo is a leading provider of core technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense/aerospace applications. Qorvo offers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of RF products and technologies, and its 7,000 plus employees worldwide are dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. To learn more, visit www.qorvo.com
For over 30 years, Qorvo has enabled innovation for next-generation defense and aerospace communications systems. Qorvo products and technologies are at the core of many of the world's most advanced radar, space and electronic warfare (EW) systems. Innovations such as GaAs, GaN, SAW, BAW as well as integrated assembly, custom die-level packaging and expert engineering, help Qorvo to meet the world's mission-critical needs. In partnership with the US Department of Defense, DARPA and Research Laboratories and Qorvo's own R&D, we have engineered significant advantages in size, weight and power (SWaP) for our customers.
Qorvo offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of GaN solutions supporting power and low noise amplifiers, switches and a large selection of power transistors. Qorvo is DoD accredited as a Microelectronics Trusted Source and is the only GaN manufacturer to achieve a Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 9 demonstrating that its processes meet performance, cost and capacity goals to support full rate production.
Qorvo’s has shipped more than 1.8 million GaN devices since 2008 and demonstrated industry-leading reliability with a MTTF of greater than 70 million hours at 200°C. GaN RF solutions from Qorvo are enabling next-generation field technology by offering smaller, more efficient devices that can withstand the elements and continue operating reliably for military and commercial customers alike. To find how Qorvo’s GaN solutions are leading the industry in performance and reliability, visit www.qorvo.com/GaN
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Qorvo has written a new resource, 5G RF For Dummies®, to help you learn how innovations like carrier aggregation (CA), massive multiple input/multiple output (MIMO), and densification of small cells are ushering in the 5G era. Download your free e-book today.
In conjunction with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Qorvo has written two resources – GaN RF Technology For Dummies® and RF Applications of GaN For Dummies® – to help customers learn more about the basic technology of gallium nitride (GaN) and its applications in RF design. Download your free e-books today.
Qorvo has written two new resources – Carrier Aggregation Fundamentals For Dummies® and Enabling Carrier Aggregation For Dummies® – to help you learn more about CA technology and the challenges associated with enabling it. Download your free e-books today.
Qorvo has written two new resources — RF Filter Technologies For Dummies® and RF Filter Applications For Dummies® — to help you learn more about RF filters and their special applications in mobile devices and network infrastructure. Download your free e-books today.
Qorvo has an expanding portfolio of world-class automotive related products for Wi-Fi applications. The Qorvo automotive product portfolio includes high-linearity front end modules (FEMs) and low-loss switches. Our high-linearity FEMs integrate PA and switching functionality to deliver linear output power in a fully-tested package. These are designed specifically to reduce the time to develop a Wi-Fi system by making it easier to implement onto an automotive PCB design. All of the automotive products are fully tested in accordance with AECQ-100 guidelines and Qorvo has in addition implemented a zero-defect launch plan for every device in the portfolio.
The QPL9503 from Qorvo is a flat-gain, high-linearity, ultra-low-noise amplifier (LNA) optimized for the 3.0 – 6.0 GHz frequency range. At the 5.5 GHz frequency mark, this LNA typically provides 21.6dB gain, 45.5 dBm OIP3 at 56 nM bias setting, and 0.95 dB noise figure. Biasing is also possible from a single positive supply ranging from 3.3 to 5 volts.
Qorvo offers the new QPB9318 highly integrated front-end module with operation in the 2.3 – 2.7 GHz frequency range for TDD base station, wireless infrastructure, small cell BTS, and pre-5G/5G massive MIMO applications. This LNA module integrates a two-stage LNA and a high power switch in a dual-channel configuration.
The QPA5219 is a three-stage power amplifier from Qorvo designed specifically for Wi-Fi applications, including those utilizing access points, wireless routers, and the Internet of Things. The amplifier’s performance is based on a balance of efficiency to linear power, which increases the range and throughput of connections.
The TGL2217 and TGL2217-SM are Qorvo’s new wideband GaAs VPIN limiters designed to protect sensitive receive channel components against high power incident signals. These limiters do not require DC bias, and are able to achieve low insertion loss in a small form factor, allowing for simple system integration with minimal impact on performance.
The TGL2209 and TGL2209-SM are Qorvo’s new X-band GaAs VPIN limiters designed to protect sensitive receive channel components against high power incident signals. These limiters do not require DC bias, and are able to achieve low insertion loss in a small form factor, allowing for simple system integration with minimal impact on performance.
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The population of adults 85 and older in the U.S. will roughly triple between 2015 and 2060, making it the fastest-growing age group over this time period. This has become a major concern for families taking care of seniors who will be living on their own. Qorvo’s Senior Lifestyle System has been tested and used for the last 15 years in assisted living communities in Europe to help seniors live more independently. Within a few weeks, this system learns the routine day-to-day activities of the senior resident, provides intelligent status updates in a dashboard app, and sends alerts to designated caregivers if something unexpected happens.
By monitoring behavior patterns through unobtrusive wireless sensors located around the home, the system is able to detect changes in behavior that may cause concern, and then alerts family members or caregivers via messages.
Advancements in Gallium Nitride technologies are leading to amplifier operation at higher powers, supply voltages, and frequencies. The whitepaper includes load-pull measurements, thermal considerations, and EM simulations of the input/output matching networks.
The smart home revolution has taken a lot longer to get up and running due to the disagreements over what protocols and platforms should be used in the base technologies, as well as the poor choices in consumer words like “smart home” and “IoT.”
Solid state amplifiers can be constructed through the use of MMIC amplifiers to reach output powers and performance levels that have only been achievable by traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). This white paper demonstrates building a 120 Watt power amplifier operating from 27 to 31 GHz.
Carrier aggregation (CA) enables mobile network operators worldwide to provide faster data, and allows mobile devices to communicate on multiple LTE bands simultaneously. This, however, creates the challenge of avoiding interference between the bands while keeping up good reception and battery life. Multiplexers are an excellent solution for CA combinations that use closely spaced bands since they provide isolation between and within bands, while allowing them to connect to the antenna at the same time. This white paper discusses the challenges of carrier aggregation, and the important benefits of using multiplexer solutions to solve them.
Qorvo’s RF solutions enable each year’s most advanced mobile devices. The RF Fusion LTE portfolio contains multiple high-performance modules that deliver global CA band coverage in the industry’s smallest form factors. Let Qorvo help you deliver the world’s best flagship phone.
Qorvo offers RF iFEMs as a complete mobile Wi-Fi solution for LTE/Wi-Fi coexistence, Wi-Fi calling, poor signal to noise ratio applications, and other interoperability issues. These iFEM solutions combine power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, switches, and coexistence filters into a single package to help assist in new Power Class 2 and filtering challenges. Features for these instruments include high frequency performance from 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, less RF board area, minimal tuning/matching, and high reliability.
Qorvo offers a family of broadband SOI (silicon-on-insulator) based switches, DSAs (digital step attenuators), TCAs (temperature compensating attenuators), and PACs (programmable array capacitors) are built to enable the integration of RF, analog, and mixed signal functionality into single monolithic devices with excellent ESD rating, high isolation, low insertion loss, and stable performance across PVT conditions. These devices are ideal for smartphones, cellular infrastructure, broadband communication, industrial, automotive, defense communication, and test and measurement markets.
Enabling CA requires simultaneous communication on multiple CCs. In some cases the RF front end must support multiple transmit and/or receive paths between the antenna(s) and transceiver. Isolation of these paths requires multiplexed RF filters or physically separated antennas. Achieving cross-isolation calls for matched filters that attenuate the out-of-band signals to avoid loading the other aggregated bands. Qorvo offers an array of products optimized for carrier aggregation (CA) applications.
Qorvo's IDP solutions and products are forging a new era of communications. These solutions are connecting and protecting what matters by enhancing the speed and reliability of smart car connectivity for safer, more efficient roads, and upgrading Wi-Fi capabilities to serve more devices with greater throughput than ever before. Qorvo’s low-power wireless technologies create seamless IoT networks for greater home security, control and energy management.
Video interview with Qorvo’s Director of Research as he discusses the advantages of GaN on SiC.
This video is a discussion of GaN technology and how it is in position to interconnect with military and commercial markets.
This video announces Qorvo's new plan to double their GaN capacity by converting their 4" wafers to 6" wafers, and how they plan to make this transition as successful as possible.