Qorvo Accelerates 802.11ax Transition with its New Wi-Fi Front End Modules

Qorvo has developed a new portfolio of Wi-Fi front-end modules (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters that provide the high throughput and extreme thermal efficiency that are required for 802.11ax Wi-Fi connectivity. They are expanding their Wi-Fi portfolio across retail, enterprise, service provider and set-top-box markets, and will support the earliest market releases of 802.11ax solutions.

Qorvo 802.11ax

The 802.11ax standard will deliver significantly greater capacity – which translates into more data, more devices and more services – over different frequency networks. In 2016, ABI Research forecast that 802.11ax will account for nearly 60 percent of the 21 billion Wi-Fi chipsets expected to ship by 2021.

The most recently introduced Qorvo Wi-Fi FEM family lays the foundation for 802.11ax with its support for 802.11ac and Wave 2 1024QAM. The 5GHz FEMs in the family offer more than 1.2 Gbps throughput per stream (with up to eight streams), the highest achievable data rate. These capabilities support the essential requirements of 802.11ax, such as multi-user multiple-input/multiple-output (MU-MIMO), extended range and high throughput, as well as denser-capacity Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) modulation. Qorvo’s BAW technology addresses thermal concerns, harmonic compliance and band-edge performance to enable broad power transmission across the full allocated spectrum. This enables maximum range and reliable throughput for Wi-Fi applications.

Detailed information about Qorvo Wi-Fi solutions is available here.


  • Country: United States
More News From Qorvo