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    Greensboro, NC, June 13, 2023 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading global provider of connectivity and power solutions, today announced the availability of the QPQ3509, the first bulk acoustic wave (BAW) 280 MHz band pass filter for the new 5G C-band in North America, and the QPB9850, a compact, highly integrated front-end switch / low noise amplifier (LNA) module for 5G base station RF front-ends. The combination of the QPQ3509’s C-band coverage and the QPB9850’s high integration and compact design make the devices ideally suited for 5G small cell applications where size and weight are key metrics.

    Kyung Mun, principal analyst at Mobile Experts, Inc., said, “As the first frantic phase of 5G macro deployments tapers off in developed markets like North America, operators are turning their focus to the second phase of network densification with macro towers and small cells. Mobile Experts forecasts a 9% CAGR growth in 5G small cells over the next five years. In North America, we see an elevated growth of annual carrier outdoor small cell shipments over the next three years as operators look to harness their mid-band/C-band spectrum across their expanding 5G network footprint with small cells to further expand network capacity.”

    The QPQ3509 filter covers the 3.7−3.98 GHz 5G band in a compact 2.0 x 1.6 mm package for base station applications. Low insertion loss coupled with high out of band attenuation makes this filter an excellent choice for 5G C-band applications. The QPQ3509 is part of Qorvo’s extensive portfolio of RF BAW and surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters.

    The QPB9850 is a broadband, single-channel switch LNA module that integrates a 2-stage LNA providing functionality across 2.3-5 GHz to support various 5G bands including n41, n77, n78, and n79. The high-power handling switch can be used to protect the LNA when the radio is in transmit mode while also powering off the LNA. The QPB9850 provides 34 dB of gain at 3.6 GHz with 1.1 dB noise figure and high linearity with 31 dBm OIP3. The QPB9850 is available in a RoHS-compliant, highly compact 3 mm x 3 mm LGA package.

    Qorvo offers a complete family of high-performance RF solutions such as filters, duplexers, LNAs, power amplifiers, switches and drivers enabling our customers to meet the latest design specifications for small cell applications. Learn more at:

    Connect with us at IMS (#IMS2023), June 11-16, in San Diego, California. For more information about Qorvo's solutions, announcements and meeting inquiries, visit our Qorvo IMS 2023 page.

    About Qorvo
    Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO) supplies innovative semiconductor solutions that make a better world possible. 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 consumer electronics, smart home/IoT, automotive, EVs, battery-powered appliances, network infrastructure, healthcare and aerospace/defense. Visit to learn how our diverse and innovative team is helping connect, protect and power our planet.

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    Cindy Warschauer
    Marketing Communications Manager

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