Qorvo, a global provider of connectivity and power solutions, has announced the latest in its growing portfolio of cellular IoT (C-IoT) transmit modules. Qorvo’s new multi-band multi-mode RF front end (RFFE) module is optimized for NB-IoT1/2 and LTE Cat-M1/2 3GPP standards. Its compact 3 mm x 3 mm size, low 2.5 V operation and multi-band support make it ideal for low-voltage applications such as smart meters, asset tracking and monitoring, wearables and smart infrastructure.
The QM55011 delivers expanded NB-IoT and LTE-M operation down to 2.5 V, enabling a broader range of battery options and eliminating the size and cost associated with boost converters. Its low power consumption extends battery life for applications where chargers and main power are unavailable. The device is capable of lower voltage operation under certain NB-IoT/LTE-M use cases. It is also capable of supporting other air standards such as non-terrestrial networks (NTN) and Wireless Smart Utility Networks (Wi-SUN).
Tony Testa, general manager of Qorvo's Connectivity Components business, said “Customers bringing to market the next wave of battery-powered cellular IoT devices require reduced solution size and lower power consumption. The QM55011 delivers both of these along with extensive support for a full range of cellular frequencies.”
The QM55011 supports low-band (663 to 915 MHz) and mid-band (1695 to 2010 MHz) operations including the addition of B65 over previous product offerings. It includes integrated TX harmonic rejection filters and an antenna switch with auxiliary TX/RX paths which can support 2G power handling and a broad frequency range for bolt-on power amplifiers (PAs). Its band selection and bias are programmed through a mobile industry processor interface (MIPI).
Qorvo’s growing family of C-IoT transmit modules now includes:
Qorvo Part #
Integrated multi-band NB-IoT1/2 and CAT-M1/2 module with low-band and mid-band PAs, TX filters and switch supporting multiple transmit/receive paths. Provides flexibility to add RX filters as required.
3.0 x 3.0
Integrated multi-band NB-IoT/LTE-M and CAT-M1 module with low-band and mid-band PAs, TX/RX filters and switch supporting multiple transmit/receive paths.
4.0 x 4.0
Integrated multi-band NB-IoT/LTE-M and CAT-M1 module with low-band and mid-band PAs and switch. Provides flexibility to add filters as required.
4.0 x 5.0
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