GREENSBORO, NC – October 23, 2018 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that Broadband Technology Report's (BTR) Diamond Technology Reviews has named Qorvo's QPA3250 a High Score Recipient in the Active Network Hardware category. Qorvo's QPA3250 is the industry's first Hybrid Power Doubler amplifier module optimized for digital pre-distortion (DPD). It is used in Fiber Deep cable equipment nodes that are located closer to the user premises than traditional node deployments, enabling greater power savings for cable broadband service operators.
The QPA3250 will be deployed within some of the largest U.S. cable operators' networks within the coming year. The device allows operators to leverage existing hybrid fiber coax networks, bringing Fiber Deep nodes closer to customer premises while enabling gigabit per second bandwidth for video, voice and data services at lower operational costs. The QPA3250 helps cable equipment providers, multiple-system operators (MSOs) and cable operators reduce operational expenses by lowering the power from 18 to 14 watts, while maintaining or improving the same output power and MER performance. By delivering accelerated uplink and downlink capabilities, operators can provide superior service to meet today’s consumer demands.
Gorden Cook, general manager of Qorvo's Transport business unit said, "We are honored to be recognized as a high-score recipient by Diamond Technology Reviews. As the first of its kind, the QPA3250 highlights our technology leadership that helps connect the world with high performance devices optimized to save power in the network. Being recognized by Broadband Technology Report is a testament to Qorvo’s commitment to creating best-in-class products that further enhance CATV connectivity."
"The Diamond Technology Reviews program recognizes products and solutions that are revolutionizing the cable telecommunications industry," said Stephen Hardy, editorial director of Broadband Technology Report and program director of the 2018 Diamond Technology Reviews. "Our judges were impressed by the QPA3250 as an enabler of the evolution toward next-generation fiber-deep architectures."
The QPA3250 works in today's Fiber Deep nodes, allowing network operators to deploy low power node network equipment without worrying about performance degradation. Operators are able to save energy and maximize network functionality in the node while offering higher data rates to their customers. Operators implementing DPD or full duplex are able to reduce the current of the QPA3250, saving significant operating and manufacturing costs and creating a path toward a 10-gigabit future. For more information, please visit: https://www.qorvo.com/products/p/QPA3250.
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative Radio Frequency (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 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 www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.
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About the Diamond Technology Review program
The Broadband Technology Report Diamond Technology Reviews ("the Diamonds") is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of cable telecommunications engineering experts. Engineering executives from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Suddenlink Communications, Comcast, Charter and Cox, and several expert consultants, were among the third-party judges for the 2018 "Diamonds." Every year, Broadband Technology Report invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (October 2017). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease-of-use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.
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