Qorvo Introduces First Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 Front-end Module

Qorvo has introduced the first dual-band front-end module (FEM) for Wi-Fi 6. The QPF4800 is ideally suited for Wi-Fi 6 customer premise equipment (CPE), combining the performance required to deliver HD/4K video with the efficiency needed for the Internet of Things (IoT). 

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) represents the next wave of growth in Wi-Fi by supporting increased per-user traffic demand, increased users per access point, increased cellular offloading, higher-density deployments, and additional power and performance. 

Qorvo’s new QPF4800 FEM offers industry-leading efficiency, superior thermal design, high linear output power, and best-in-class receive performance in a compact dual-band form factor that supports 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands. It incorporates the power amplifier (PA), low-noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass, and switches/diplexers in a very small form factor. Compared to dual-band FEMs supporting Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), the QPF4800 improves linear output power by 77 percent – providing better range and capacity – while consuming 20 percent lower power for better thermal performance required for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO). 

The FEM is now sampling with the leading Wi-Fi 6 CPE providers and chipset makers and was chosen for a major supplier’s reference design. 

Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity (WCON) business is a leading developer of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices that support Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Thread, and Bluetooth® Low Energy. WCON offers integrated Wi-Fi front ends and an extensive portfolio of advanced RF chips and software for the Internet of Things.

The QPF4800 Wi-Fi 6 FEM and other Wi-Fi solutions are being featured at IBC 2019 (#IBC2019) in Amsterdam.


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