Qorvo Expands RF Flex™ Portfolio to Accelerate Mid-tier Smartphone Deployment

Qorvo has announced the expansion of their RF Flex™ RF front end (RFFE) product portfolio. The new Gen-5 portfolio of RF Flex RFFEs combines high performance with design flexibility, allowing manufacturers to rapidly develop and launch mid-tier smartphones that meet the challenging requirements of carrier aggregation (CA). Mid-tier smartphones represent the largest and fastest-growing segment of the smartphone market.

Smartphone manufacturers can customize the RF Flex Gen-5 portfolio by adding Qorvo’s premium filters for regional coverage. The RF Flex Gen-5 platform supports all major 4G basebands. It delivers industry-leading power output and linearity and ultra-low insertion loss across low, medium and high bands. This maximizes performance headroom, helping smartphone makers meet the challenging requirements for intra-band uplink CA as well as three-carrier inter-band downlink CA.

According to Qorvo, leading smartphone manufacturers have helped drive the rapid adoption of their highly adaptable and scalable RF Flex modules in 2016. Their newest RF Flex RFFEs, the Gen-5 portfolio, is build on this success and supports both uplink and downlink CA to dramatically reduce handset design cycles and accelerate the introduction of mid-tier smartphones.

The RF Flex Gen-5 portfolio includes:

The QM56022

  • Features low-, medium- and high-band PAs and band-select switches in the most popular footprint for mid-tier smartphones
  • Delivers superior linearity, output power and current consumption, meeting strict operator requirements for uplink intra-band CA
  • Supports the newly-emerging standard for Power Class 2/High Performance User Equipment (HPUE) on Band 41

The QM57508

  • Features an antenna coupler and 2G PA module optimized to overcome the increasing post PA losses in today’s most complex antenna configurations
  • Includes a low-loss, high throw count switch supporting CA
  • Supports three-antenna architectures, offering excellent isolation and rejection with four high-band, five mid-band and seven low-band TRx ports

Qorvo is showcasing its industry-leading portfolio of advanced RF Front End solutions that are at forefront of Solving RF Complexity™ at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017).

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  • Country: United States
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