April 6, 2018
With more than 107,000 attendees from over 200 countries, Mobile World Congress
(MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, showcased the future of innovative mobile
devices and services across the world. Qorvo’s Brent Dietz already
shared his top three
takeaways from MWC 2018 — 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and
diversity — but here’s a recap of Qorvo’s key highlights
from the show.
We made 5 significant announcements during MWC 2018, including how our RF Fusion™ solutions are bringing breakthrough functional integration and helping customers' products such as the Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced.
In other announcements....
This year’s Mobile World Congress started with a bang for Qorvo, as our president of mobile products, Eric Creviston, accepted the GTI 2017 Award for “Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology.” This prestigious award from the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) recognizes our QM19000, the world’s first 5G RF front end unveiled at last year’s event. The GTI award was the result of our talented engineering teams' focus on paving the way for 5G, for a product that’s been demonstrated and tested over the past year.
We are honored to be a part of China Mobile’s 5G Device Forerunner Initiative. Creviston was recognized as a part of this group, along with the 20 other member companies at the GTI International Industry Summit held during MWC 2018. As a partner of China Mobile in 5G, Qorvo is committed to promoting the innovation and acceleration of 5G deployments.
Learn More: Qorvo Announces Joining China Mobile "5G Device Forerunner
Initiative" (China AET [in Chinese], 3/5/2018)
In partnership with National Instruments (NI), we announced the demonstration and testing of the first commercially available 5G RF front-end module (FEM), Qorvo's QM19000, using National Instruments' PXI system. This test and measurement milestone is part of an ongoing effort to help customers design and test 5G technology for early deployments. Recent articles since MWC (check them out in our related content below) have highlighted the significance of NI’s test and measurement technology in the development of 5G, and we couldn’t be prouder to be involved.
Is Your Handset RF Ready for 5G?
Learn how innovative new RF solutions can solve the complex challenges of 5G in smartphones.
As 5G looks to become a reality in 2019-2020 for operators and device manufacturers, the race is on to get 5G NSA (non-standalone) infrastructure implemented globally. Initial mobile deployments will use the NSA 5G New Radio specification, which creates additional complex RF challenges for smartphone OEMs because of the need for simultaneous 4G LTE and 5G connectivity. Creviston talked to Mobile World Live onsite in Barcelona about what 5G means for smartphone users and OEMs, as well as Qorvo's plans for leading the delivery of 5G RF solutions.
From gigabit LTE in today's smartphones to 5G NSA, IoT devices, connected cars and other not-yet-imagined use cases, one thing is for sure: It’s an exciting time to be in RF!
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