Smallest filter to support 5W input power offers 90 percent space savings over ceramic to support Massive MIMO applications

    GREENSBORO, NC – June 6, 2017 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today introduced the smallest Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) filter available that can handle 5W of RF average input power, with peaks up to 40W. The new filter solves reliability, assembly, test and space constraint challenges involved in designing massive MIMO telecom infrastructure for 5G migration.

    Telecom providers are implementing massive MIMO equipment to boost LTE networks and prepare for 5G performance in large traffic areas. This results in additional capacity and better signal quality, and improves usage of the existing network spectrum.

    The QPQ1300 leverages Qorvo’s robust, solidly mounted resonator (SMR) BAW technology, which supports the highly reliable thermal power dissipation required for massive MIMO infrastructure equipment. At 5x5x1mm, it also represents a 90 percent savings in space over ceramic filters. The QPQ1300 is optimized for 2575-2635 MHz, a sub-band for Band 41. Prototype samples of the QPQ1300 are available now to qualified customers.

    James Klein, president, Qorvo Infrastructure and Defense Products, said, “The size and power handling capabilities of the QPQ1300 differentiate it from every other filter on the market today. Smaller filters enable telecom equipment manufacturers to design printed circuit boards for space-constrained applications such as massive MIMO in order to improve network capacity using existing LTE network infrastructure.”

    The QPQ1300 expands Qorvo’s extensive line of advanced BAW filters for base stations, which solve difficult interference and coexistence challenges worldwide. They also enable operators and manufacturers to deliver higher speeds and greater bandwidth with more efficient use of existing spectrum. More information about Qorvo’s BAW technology is available at:

    Qorvo wireless infrastructure products will be showcased at the 2017 International Microwave Symposium (#ims2017) in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 4-9, in booth #1510. To learn more about Qorvo’s high-performance solutions for wireless infrastructure, visit:

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    Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers' most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

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