Greensboro, NC, January 2, 2020 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today launched the industry's first integrated front-end module (iFEM) that provides reliable, whole-home coverage when designed into Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) systems. The iFEM combines Qorvo's advanced BAW filter technology with its unique edgeBoost – or flat power – capability, nearly doubling Wi-Fi range and tripling capacity to handle more devices.
The Wi-Fi Alliance® forecasts as many as 50 billion connected wireless devices around the world by 2022.1 The new Qorvo QPF7219 iFEM opens up the full 2.4GHz Wi-Fi bandwidth, making it all usable throughout the smart home and delivering more FCC-compliant range than any competing product.
Cees Links, GM, Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity business, said, "Qorvo is committed to solving our customers' Wi-Fi 6 system performance challenges. Our new, compact edgeBoost BAW filter iFEM resolves interference, improves efficiency and reduces size – all while increasing speed, extending coverage and connecting more devices."
The QPF7219 integrates a 2.4 GHz power amplifier (PA) with power detector, FCC edgeBoost™ BAW filter, regulator, transmit-receive switch and by-passable low-noise amplifier into a single device. This removes 20 surface mount components based on a 4x4 configuration, reducing printed circuit board area by 40 percent compared to standalone solutions.
The PA's performance, optimized for a 5V supply voltage, conserves power while maintaining the highest linear output power and leading-edge throughput across all Wi-Fi channels 1 through 11. This eliminates the need to reduce transmit power (flat power) to meet FCC regulatory limits. It makes range, capacity and coexistence improvements across all available channels, significantly increasing quality of service.
Qorvo® edgeBoost™ provides unique flat-power capability that maximize
capacity and range by boosting output power at channels close to the band edge.
Qorvo solutions that simplify the IoT's toughest tech challenges will be on display at CES®2020 (#CES2020) in Las Vegas, Jan. 7-10, Sands Expo #43109. More information about the company’s Wi-Fi innovation can be found at https://www.qorvo.com/innovation/wi-fi
Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity (WCON) business is a leading developer of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices that support Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth® Low Energy. WCON offers integrated Wi-Fi front ends and an extensive portfolio of advanced RF chips and software for the Internet of Things.
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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1"Wi-Fi® on track to unlock $3.5 trillion in economic value by 2023 - but first we need more spectrum to maximize societal benefits," Wi-Fi Alliance, October 10, 2018
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