GREENSBORO, NC and HILLSBORO, OR – May 23, 2016 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications, today announced a new family of power amplifiers (PAs) for small cell base stations to improve connectivity, expand capacity and minimize disruptions on LTE/LTE-Advanced networks.
Qorvo's newest family of small cell PAs targets distributed antenna systems, or DAS. Systems using these PAs can eliminate the need for linearization or digital pre-distortion (DPD) correction, reducing system complexity. Qorvo's eight new PAs cover 3GPP bands between 1.8-2.4 GHz and are pin-for-pin compatible.
Sumit Tomar, general manager of Qorvo's Wireless Infrastructure business unit, said, "Multi-mode, multi-band small cell base stations pose significant RF challenges in terms of size, power added efficiency, and co-existence between WLAN and cellular frequency bands. Qorvo has worked closely with customers to address these RF challenges to create a portfolio of PAs, low noise amplifiers (LNAs), filters and duplexers to enable carrier aggregation in small cell base stations, and we're pleased to add this new family of multi-stage PAs to that offering."
Earl Lum, president of EJL Wireless Research LLC, said, "While mobile operators continue to deploy outdoor macrocell sites to increase capacity, the wireless industry is transitioning to in-building wireless solutions. LTE/LTE-Advanced drives the need to extend wireless signal coverage indoors for corporate offices, hospitals, shopping malls, and other enterprise clients. Distributed antenna systems (DAS) and carrier-grade OEM small cell solutions like Ericsson Radio Dot, Huawei LampSite, Nokia Flexi Zone and ZTE's Qcell are key technologies that address the ever growing in-building wireless coverage/capacity problem."
Qorvo's multi-stage PAs integrate matching in a low-cost surface mount package to allow for compact system design. With superior linear performance at -47dBc ACLR using a 20 MHz LTE signal, the TQP92xx product family provides 24dBm average linear power, and the TQP94xx family provides 27dBm average linear power. All listed products are in production and available now.
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Qorvo's small cell products will be showcased at Booth 839 at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), May 22-27 in San Francisco. Qorvo also offers an extensive portfolio for wireless infrastructure and DAS solutions including PAs, LNAs, filters, switches, duplexers, and wireless boosters/repeaters. Visit Qorvo at the show or join the conversation online using the hashtag #IMS2016 and #QorvoIMS.
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) is a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications. Qorvo was formed following the merger of RFMD and TriQuint, and has more than 7,000 global employees dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. Qorvo has the industry's broadest portfolio of products and core technologies; world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturing facilities; and is a DoD-accredited 'Trusted Source' (Category 1A) for GaAs, GaN and BAW products and services. For the industry's leading core RF solutions, visit www.qorvo.com.
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