GREENSBORO, NC – June 3, 2019 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today launched two new gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier (PA) families for domestic and international Ka-band satcom and X-band phased array radar applications. The solutions, which deliver best-in-class power, linearity and efficiency in a smaller footprint, enable higher system performance while reducing costs.
The QPA2212 for Ka-band applications has the industry’s highest linearity for wideband multi-carrier systems. The power amplifier delivers 20 watts of RF power operating over the 27-31GHz frequency band. There are also 14-watt QPA2211D and 7-watt QPA2210D options. Delivering higher linear power in a single MMIC PA enables cost reduction and performance enhancing opportunities. The QPA2212D is available now as die; packaged versions will be available in August 2019.
The QPA1022 for X-band phased arrays offers best-in-class power added efficiency of 45% at 4 watts RF power in the 8.5-11 GHz range. This is an increase in efficiency by 8% over previous products while providing 24 dB large signal gain. These capabilities translate into maximum power with minimum heat, higher reliability and lower cost of ownership. Designers can create higher-density arrays and achieve greater range for the same power budget. The QPA1022 is available to customers now in packaged and die versions.
Dean White, director of defense and aerospace market strategy at Qorvo, said “These new amplifiers expand Qorvo’s already-large portfolio of differentiated GaN products for defense applications. Their advanced capabilities and packaging leverage our more than 30 years of expertise in designing and delivering RF solutions for this market, and also offer viable options for commercial 28GHz 5G network design.”
Qorvo offers the industry’s largest, most innovative GaN-on-SiC portfolio to help customers realize significant improvements in efficiency and operational bandwidth. The company’s products deliver high power density, reduced size, excellent gain, high reliability and process maturity, with volume production dating back to 2000.
Qorvo is showcasing its industry-leading portfolio of advanced RF solutions at #IMS from June 4-7, in Booth 806, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition center. For more information, go to qorvo.com.
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.comto learn how Qorvo connects the world.
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