Qorvo Announces Volume Production of Mobile 5G RFEMs

Qorvo has announced the start of high-volume production of its mobile 5G portfolio of highly integrated front-end modules (FEMs). Supporting all major baseband chipsets, Qorvo’s broad portfolio is uniquely positioned to enable leading smartphone manufacturers to develop handsets and mobile devices supporting global 5G network deployments starting in 2019.

According to Eric Creviston, President of Qorvo's Mobile Products Group, with the launch of their mobile 5G portfolio, Qorvo is scaling innovations such as their industry-leading GaAs HBT process to support the impending global transition to the new standard. Unlike the previous transition from 3G to 4G, the first 5G handsets will require fully integrated front ends to meet the extraordinary performance and interoperability requirements of 5G within tight space constraints.

Qorvo's highly integrated modules include all the RF front end (RFFE) functions required to support new and "re-farmed" 5G bands targeted in early deployments, including filtering, transmit/receive switching, power and low noise amplification, and in some cases, antenna switching. The portfolio uses Qorvo's GaAs power amplifiers and BAW filters to enable handsets using proven average power tracking (APT) technology to meet 5G requirements, including a full 100 MHz of bandwidth at Power Class 2 (PC2). The world's leading manufacturers have designed 5G handsets and mobile hotspots using Qorvo's technologies.

Qorvo's Mobile 5G portfolio includes the QM78203 module, which supports the full width of 5G Bands n77, n78 and n79; the QM75041 Band n41 module; and the QM77038 mid-high band module. The portfolio also includes antenna-plexers and low-loss switches to support complex 5G signal routing requirements.

Qorvo is at the forefront of Solving RF Complexity and is highlighting its industry-leading portfolio of advanced RF front end solutions and pre-5G and 5G wireless infrastructure at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) in Barcelona this week.

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