Qorvo Introduces Low Noise Amplifiers for Enabling 5G Base Station Deployments

Qorvo, a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, introduced a family of high-performance low noise amplifiers (LNAs) tailored for base station infrastructure deployments including 5G massive MIMO (m-MIMO). Qorvo’s newest family of LNAs combines an ultra low noise figure: 0.3 dB achieved at 2 GHz – with unmatched reliability and scalability in a very compact footprint.

The flagship QPL9547 LNA utilizes Qorvo's latest generation enhancement-mode pseudomorphic High Electron Mobility Transistor (pHEMT) process to provide market-leading noise figures and improved receiver sensitivity for cellular base stations. This LNA is internally matched and is available in a compact, 2 mm x 2 mm package to provide space savings for system designers. Additional LNAs in the product family such as the QPL9057, QPL9058, and QPL9504 are optimized to provide high gain and disable pins required for 5G wireless infrastructure.

In 5G networks, the uplink is the limiting factor, and massive MIMO makes the uplink even more critical. A combination of low noise figure and high dynamic range is the key to maximizing the coverage of a 5G network. The release of these third-generation LNAs makes it easier for our customers to design and deploy their 5G solutions. This LNA family helps ensure that data transfer will be seamless and reliable, prompting customer demand worldwide.

The QPL9547, QPL9057, QPL9058, and QPL9504 are in production now and are available for immediate delivery.

Frequency range0.1-6 GHz0.6-4.2 GHz0.5-6 GHz0.6-6 GHz
Gain19.3 dB22.8 dB18 dB21.5 dB
Noise figure0.3 dB @ 2.0 GHz0.54 dB @ 3.5 GHz0.6 dB @ 3.5 GHz0.7 dB @ 5.5 GHz
OIP339.3 dBm32 dBm36 dBm34 dBm
Package size2 x 2 mm2 x 2 mm2 x 2 mm2 x 2 mm

The global deployment of 5G networks is driving demand for Qorvo’s entire portfolio of high-performance RF solutions, including GaN high-power amplifiers and GaAs front-end modules (FEMs). Qorvo’s 5G portfolio offers the efficiency, reliability, and compact size needed for base station manufacturers and network operators to increase capacity and expand coverage. It also provides complete solutions for new 5G smartphones, including low-band, mid-high and ultra-high-band FEMs; transmit-receive modules; and antenna control solutions that enable innovative new designs, enhanced performance, and faster time to market.

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