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Qorvo QPF4528 New Commercial 802.11ax Carrier Gateway

Qorvo® Powers New Commercial 802.11ax Carrier Gateway

Courtesy of Qorvo : Powers New Commercial 802.11ax Carrier Gateway

QORVO 5GHZ FEM, INTEGRATED IN QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES’ CHIPSET, DELIVERS HIGHER THROUGHPUT AND IMPROVED CONNECTIVITY

GREENSBORO, NC – July 2, 2018 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that its high efficiency 5GHz front end module (FEM) QPF4528 is part of a new, commercially available draft 802.11ax carrier gateway. The new gateway, which integrates Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s IPQ807x family of 802.11ax chipsets, provides up to four times higher wireless networking throughput and better performance in bandwidth-intensive applications than previously deployed carrier gateways.

The Qorvo QPF4528 FEM – part of the company’s 802.11ax portfolio of high-performance 2.4GHz and 5GHz FEMs – transmits increased linear power without increasing power dissipation versus previous generations of FEMs. This reduces challenging thermal issues in the design of Wi-Fi equipment for multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) environments. The FEM’s power efficiency also enables applications that use Power over Ethernet (PoE), which is critical in regions of the world where output power is regulated.

IHS Markit estimates that global 802.11ax-enabled device shipments will reach nearly 200 million units by 20211.

Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, “Our FEM powers Qualcomm Technologies’ IPQ8072 chipset solution for this milestone carrier gateway, delivering ever-increasing Wi-Fi throughput and expanded range. Qorvo’s 802.11ax products are improving the experience of end users around the world, as more and more connected devices are used by everyone in the home.”

Learn more about Qorvo’s expanded Wi-Fi portfolio here. Read how the portfolio enhances 802.11ax in the Qorvo white paper, “Wi-Fi .11ax – What’s It All About?.”

Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business is a leading developer of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices and Wi-Fi integrated front-end solutions. It offers a broad range of advanced RF chips and software for smart home data communications and the IoT.

About Qorvo

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 www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

1Source: IHS Markit, February 2018 – https://technology.ihs.com/600239/many-good-things-in-life-including-80211ax-take-time

Qorvo is a registered trademark of Qorvo, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

IPQ807x is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Investor Relations Contact:
Doug DeLieto
VP, Investor Relations
+1-336-678-7088
Media Contact:
Vanessa Gaté
Marketing Communications Specialist
Qorvo Wireless Connectivity
+32-52-454439
Vanessa.Gate@qorvo.com

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should be aware that the forward-looking statements included herein represent management’s current judgment and expectations, but our actual results, events and performance could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements or publicly announce the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, other than as is required under the federal securities laws. Qorvo’s business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including variability in operating results, the inability of certain of our customers or suppliers to access their traditional sources of credit, our industry’s rapidly changing technology, our dependence on a few large customers for a substantial portion of our revenue, our ability to implement innovative technologies, our ability to bring new products to market and achieve design wins, the efficient and successful operation of our wafer fabrication facilities, assembly facilities and test and tape and reel facilities, our ability to adjust production capacity in a timely fashion in response to changes in demand for our products, variability in manufacturing yields, industry overcapacity and current macroeconomic conditions, inaccurate product forecasts and corresponding inventory and manufacturing costs, dependence on third parties and our ability to manage channel partners and customer relationships, our dependence on international sales and operations, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel and develop leaders, the possibility that future acquisitions may dilute our shareholders’ ownership and cause us to incur debt and assume contingent liabilities, fluctuations in the price of our common stock, additional claims of infringement on our intellectual property portfolio, lawsuits and claims relating to our products, security breaches and other similar disruptions compromising our information and exposing us to liability, the impact of stringent environmental regulations, and the impact of integrating the businesses of RFMD and TriQuint. These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in Qorvo’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any of these forward-looking statements.

QPA4501 RF Amplifier by Qorvo

QPA4501 RF Amplifier by Qorvo

Courtesy of everything RF : QPA4501 RF Amplifier

The QPA4501 from Qorvo is a RF Amplifier with Frequency 4.4 T O 5 gH, Gain 32 dB, Output Power 34.77 dBm, Output Power 3 w, Peak Power 43 dBm. Tags: Surface Mount, Power Amplifier. More details for QPA4501 can be seen below.

Product Details

    • Part Number : QPA4501
    • Manufacturer : Qorvo
    • Description : 4.4 to 5 GHz GaN Power Amplifier for massive MIMO applications

General Parameters

    • Type : Power Amplifier
    • Configuration : IC/MMIC/SMT
    • Industry Application : Cellular, Wireless Infrastructure
    • Frequency : 4.4 T O 5 gH
    • Gain : 32 dB
    • Output Power : 34.77 dBm
    • Output Power : 3 w
    • Peak Power : 43 dBm
    • PAE : 38 %
    • Power Consumption : 63 W
    • Impedance : 50 Ohms
    • Sub-Category : Doherty Amplifier
    • Supply Voltage : 28 V
    • Current Consumption : 50 to 75 mA
    • Package Type : Surface Mount
    • Package : 36 Pin Plastic
    • Dimensions : 6 x 10 mm
    • Storage Temperature : -60 to 150 Degree C
    • RoHS : Yes
Qorvo QPM1002

QPM1002 Front End Module by Qorvo

Courtesy of everything RF : Front End Module by Qorvo

The QPM1002 is a GaN MMIC front-end module that operates from 8.5 to 10.5 GHz. The MMIC has a T/R switch, low-noise amplifier, and a power amplifier. The receive path provides a gain of 25 dB with a low noise figure of 2.2 dB. The transmit path provides a small signal gain of 33 dB, it can deliver 3 W of saturated power with a PAE of 32%, with a 25 dB of large signal gain. The FEM can handle up to 2 W of input power into the ANT port eliminating the need for a limiter.

It is available in a 5 x 5 mm QFN surface mount package with over-mold encapsulant, coupled with a proprietary die-attach process and is ideal for X-Band radar applications.

Product Specifications

Product Details

  • Part Number : QPM1002
  • Manufacturer : Qorvo
  • Description : 8.5 to 10.5 GHz GaN Transmit / Receive Module

General Parameters

  • Type : Transmit / Receive Module
  • Configuration : Low Noise Amplifier, Power Amplifier, Transmit/Receive(T/R) Switch
  • Frequency : 8.5 to 10.5 GHz
  • Tx Power : 35 dBm
  • Tx Gain : 33 dB
  • Rx Gain : 25 dB
  • Rx Noise Figure : 2.2 dB
  • Package Type : Surface Mount
  • Package : QFN
  • Dimensions : 5 x 5 x 0.85 mm
New 5G Infrastructure Solutions

Qorvo® Expands 5G Leadership with New 5G Infrastructure Solutions

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HIGHLY INTEGRATED PRODUCTS ENABLE OPERATORS TO COST-EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE FROM MA-MIMO TO MILLIMETER WAVE

GREENSBORO, NC – June 12, 2018 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today introduced five new power amplifiers and front end modules that further expand its portfolio of RF products for massive MIMO and 5G base stations. These highly integrated, efficient, small-size modules support all frequency bands used for pre-5G and 5G architectures, from 3GHz to 39GHz.

The market for massive MIMO base station configurations is expected to support USD $1 billion in RF solutions by 2022.1

Qorvo’s innovative gallium nitride (GaN) technology, with industry-leading performance, efficiency and power, enables transmission of multiple data streams with greater capacity, supporting rapid, cost-effective implementation of 5G networks.

The new 5G products include two 2-stage power amplifiers, two integrated front end modules (FEMs), and a wideband driver amplifier. Qorvo recently announced two additional amplifiers – the QPF4005 and the QPF4006 – the industry’s first GaN FEMs for 39GHz.

Roger Hall, general manager of High Performance Solutions at Qorvo, said, “With our products at work in dozens of 5G field trials, Qorvo continues to be a leading enabler of 5G, supporting exponential growth in mobile data. Today’s RF portfolio expansion provides customers with the broadest range of 5G connectivity solutions in sub-6GHz and mmW 5G.”

Engineering samples of new Qorvo products below are now available to wireless infrastructure customers.

Description Part Number Part Number
Doherty Amplifiers for sub 6GHz 5G QPA4501
Frequency: 4.4-5
Gain: 34dB
Pout Avg: 3W
PAE: 27%
QPA3506
Frequency: 3.4-3.6
Gain: 30dB
Pout Avg: 5W
PAE: 40%
Switch LNA Modules for sub 6GHz 5G QPB9329
Noise Figure: 1.1dB
RX Gain: 31.5dB
OIP3: 33dBm
TX Max Power: 5W
QPB9319
Noise Figure: 1.45dB
RX Gain: 37dB
OIP3: 34dBm
TX Max Power: 8W
Wideband driver amplifier for sub 6GHz 5G QPA9120
Frequency: 1.8-5
Gain: 29dB
OIP3: 35dBm

Qorvo is paving the path to 5G by helping to define 5G standards as a delegate to 3GPP and through collaboration with wireless infrastructure manufacturers, network operators, chipset providers and smartphone manufacturers. Qorvo has helped conduct dozens of 5G field trials, and Qorvo’s 28 GHz products supported the Samsung® 5G MIMO demo at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Qorvo is showcasing its industry-leading portfolio of advanced RF solutions at IMS from June 12-15, in Booth 725, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. For more information, go to qorvo.com/5G.

About Qorvo

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 www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

1EJL Wireless Research and Qorvo company estimates

Qorvo is a registered trademark of Qorvo, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.

Investor Relations Contact:
Doug DeLieto
VP, Investor Relations
+1-336-678-7088
Media Contact:
Katie Caballero
Marketing Communications Manager
Qorvo Infrastructure and Defense Products
katie.caballero@qorvo.com
+1 972-994-8546

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should be aware that the forward-looking statements included herein represent management’s current judgment and expectations, but our actual results, events and performance could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements or publicly announce the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, other than as is required under the federal securities laws. Qorvo’s business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including variability in operating results, the inability of certain of our customers or suppliers to access their traditional sources of credit, our industry’s rapidly changing technology, our dependence on a few large customers for a substantial portion of our revenue, a loss of revenue if contracts with the U.S. government or defense and aerospace contractors are canceled or delayed, our ability to implement innovative technologies, our ability to bring new products to market and achieve design wins, the efficient and successful operation of our wafer fabrication facilities, assembly facilities and test and tape and reel facilities, our ability to adjust production capacity in a timely fashion in response to changes in demand for our products, variability in manufacturing yields, industry overcapacity and current macroeconomic conditions, inaccurate product forecasts and corresponding inventory and manufacturing costs, dependence on third parties and our ability to manage platform providers and customer relationships, our dependence on international sales and operations, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel and develop leaders, the possibility that future acquisitions may dilute our shareholders’ ownership and cause us to incur debt and assume contingent liabilities, fluctuations in the price of our common stock, additional claims of infringement on our intellectual property portfolio, lawsuits and claims relating to our products, security breaches and other similar disruptions compromising our information and exposing us to liability, and the impact of stringent environmental regulations. These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in Qorvo’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any of these forward-looking statements.

GaN X-Band FEMs

Qorvo® Introduces Ultra-Compact, GaN X-Band FEMs for Radar Applications

Courtesy of Qorvo : Ultra-Compact, GaN X-Band FEMs for Radar Applications

FOUR-IN-ONE PACKAGING COMBINES SIZE, WEIGHT, POWER AND COST ADVANTAGES WITH HIGH RF SURVIVABILITY

GREENSBORO, NC – June 12, 2018 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, high-performance, X-band front end modules (FEMs) designed for use in next-generation active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. These export-compliant gallium nitride (GaN) products also meet the need for high RF power survivability essential for mission-critical operations.

The demand for RF front end components for radar applications is expected to exceed $1 billion by 2022, growing at 9% CAGR over the next five years. The market for RF GaN devices for defense applications such as radar, electronic warfare and communications is projected to grow at 24% CAGR over the next five years, as the adoption rate of GaN significantly outpaces other technology choices.1

The new Qorvo FEMs – the QPM2637 and QPM1002 – are built on the company’s innovative GaN technology, which enables higher efficiency, reliability, power and survivability, as well as savings in size, weight and cost.

The GaN FEMs provide four functions in a single compact package, including an RF switch, power amplifier, low noise amplifier and limiter. They can withstand up to 4W of input power on the receive side without permanent damage, compared with a typical gallium arsenide (GaAs) low noise amplifier, which can be damaged by less than 100mW of input power.

Roger Hall, general manager of High Performance Solutions at Qorvo, said, “Qorvo’s field-proven GaN technology has enabled our customers to solve many challenges associated with the design of AESA radar systems, including greater power output and reliability. The introduction of our new export-compliant GaN modules enhances our ability to deliver the highest levels of integration with four parts in one, so that customers can choose the smallest, highest-performance FEMs for mission-critical radar systems.”

These new products — which are EAR99 export compliant — are now sampling to qualified customers.

QPM2637 QPM1002
RX
Noise Figure 2.7dB 2.2dB
Small Signal Gain 21dB 25dB
RF input power survivability 4W 2W
TX
Small Signal Gain 32dB 33dB
Saturated Power 36dBM 35dBM
PAE 38% @36dBM 32% @35dBm
Size 6.0 x 5.0 x 1.8 mm 5.0 x 5.0 x 0.85 mm
#RF input receiver ports Dual Single

Qorvo is showcasing its industry-leading portfolio of advanced RF solutions at IMS from June 12-15, in Booth 725, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. For more information, go to qorvo.com/defense.

About Qorvo

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 www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

1Strategy Analytics and Qorvo company estimates

Qorvo is a registered trademark of Qorvo, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.

Investor Relations Contact:
Doug DeLieto
VP, Investor Relations
+1-336-678-7088
Media Contact:
Katie Caballero
Marketing Communications Manager
Qorvo Infrastructure and Defense Products
katie.caballero@qorvo.com
+1 972-994-8546

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should be aware that the forward-looking statements included herein represent management’s current judgment and expectations, but our actual results, events and performance could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements or publicly announce the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, other than as is required under the federal securities laws. Qorvo’s business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including variability in operating results, the inability of certain of our customers or suppliers to access their traditional sources of credit, our industry’s rapidly changing technology, our dependence on a few large customers for a substantial portion of our revenue, a loss of revenue if contracts with the U.S. government or defense and aerospace contractors are canceled or delayed, our ability to implement innovative technologies, our ability to bring new products to market and achieve design wins, the efficient and successful operation of our wafer fabrication facilities, assembly facilities and test and tape and reel facilities, our ability to adjust production capacity in a timely fashion in response to changes in demand for our products, variability in manufacturing yields, industry overcapacity and current macroeconomic conditions, inaccurate product forecasts and corresponding inventory and manufacturing costs, dependence on third parties and our ability to manage platform providers and customer relationships, our dependence on international sales and operations, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel and develop leaders, the possibility that future acquisitions may dilute our shareholders’ ownership and cause us to incur debt and assume contingent liabilities, fluctuations in the price of our common stock, additional claims of infringement on our intellectual property portfolio, lawsuits and claims relating to our products, security breaches and other similar disruptions compromising our information and exposing us to liability, and the impact of stringent environmental regulations. These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in Qorvo’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any of these forward-looking statements.

QPC6742 RF Switch by Qorvo

QPC6742 RF Switch by Qorvo

Courtesy of everything RF: QPC6742 RF Switch by Qorvo

The QPC6742 is a 75 Ohm Silicon on Insulator (SOI) SP4T switch designed for use in CATV, satellite set top, and other high-performance communications systems. It has an insertion loss of 0.35 dB, an isolation of 34 dB and an IP3 of 82 dBm at 850 MHz. The switch has a control voltage of 1.8V and requires a 3-5 V supply. It offers a high isolation symmetric topology with excellent linearity and power handling capability. No blocking caps are necessary on the RF ports. The is available in a compact 1.8 mm x 1.8 mm QFN package.

Product Details

    • Part Number : QPC6742
    • Manufacturer : Qorvo
    • Description : SP4T SOI Switch from 5 to 2000 MHz

General Parameters

    • Type : Solid State
    • Configuration : SP4T
    • Termination : Reflective
    • Application Industry : Wireless / Communication
    • Application Type : Point-to-Point, CATV
    • Frequency : 5 MHz to 2 GHz
    • Insertion Loss : 0.2 to 0.45 dB
    • Isolation : 26 to 49 dB
    • P1dB : 40.2 dBm
    • P1dB : 10.47 W
    • Power : 40.2 dBm
    • Power : 10.47 W
    • IIP3 : 82 dBm
    • IIP3 (W) : 158489 W
    • Supply Voltage : 2.7 to 5.5 V
    • Supply Current : 65 to 130 µA
    • Control Voltage : 0.45 to 2.7 V
    • Switching Speed : 600 ns
    • Impedance : 75 Ohms
    • Package Type : Chip
    • Package : QFN
    • Dimension : 1.8 x 1.8 mm
    • Operating Temperature : -40 to 85 Degree C
    • Storage Temperature :-40 to 150 Degree C
    • RoHS : Yes
Cellular IoT

Hello, Cellular IoT

Courtesy of Qorvo

This article first appeared on Network World, by IDG contributor Brent Dietz.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an overused buzz phrase, but hype is finally giving way to some valuable IoT use cases. In 2017, 433.1 million smart home devices were shipped worldwide, according to IDC. Smart speakers are leading the way, and smart locks, fridges, thermostats, pet food dishes and more have become part of our daily, connected lives.

What would I do without my smart egg tray?

While there are plenty of smart “fill-in-the-blank” devices, the IoT still has some growing up to do. Battery life and standards still present significant challenges, and not all smart devices get along. The good news is, high-performance RF filters are providing faster data throughput, minimizing energy losses and extending battery life. Imagine a world where sensors need a charge only once in a decade?

Because the IoT is so broad, networkers must match the best radio technology to each device. Zigbee 3.0 is emerging as the technology of choice for the low-power mesh market, but Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, Thread, LTE Cat-M1 (LTE-M), Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and many, many others power the IoT’s range of applications.

In other words, the IoT has more flavors than Froot Loops® cereal.

(Spoiler alert: Froot Loops are all the same flavor.)

All of us know Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but LTE-M and NB-IoT, not so much. These technologies fall under the umbrella of one of the fastest growing IoT markets: cellular IoT.

What is cellular IoT?

Cellular IoT connects IoT devices using existing cellular networks. This is smart (pun intended) for three reasons.

1. Availability

Cellular networks are widespread and ubiquitous, covering 90 percent of the world’s population, according to our partners at Nordic Semiconductor. U.S. carriers claim 99 percent LTE coverage or above and growing. Other technologies like Wi-Fi don’t have the same scale, requiring users to search for and connect to a local network (while avoiding rogue access points).

2. Cost

RF providers, wireless infrastructure companies and carriers have made massive investments in cellular networks to provide secure, reliable service to as many customers as possible. By leveraging existing infrastructure and mature technology, cellular IoT can connect millions of IoT devices with little additional investment. Nordic, for example, combined one of our existing 4G RF front ends with their IoT chipset to create a global cellular IoT solution. #mashup

3. Range

Cellular IoT meets the needs of low-power devices with the added range of mobile networks. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are useful for high bandwidth, but don’t reach far enough for long-distance communications. With cellular IoT, my smartphone can connect to a cell tower a few dozen miles away, and IoT devices can too.

Cellular IoT applications

Cellular networks are a logical connecting point for the IoT – but we’re not talking smart toasters.

Cellular IoT enables low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) applications, also called “massive IoT.” These are largely commercial applications that need to communicate reliably and securely over long distances, including smart cities, underground sensors and fleet monitoring. Nordic offers a few other good examples of NB-IoT and LTE-M applications on their blog:

A good application for NB-IoT is the use of remote environmental sensors to measure temperature, wind, pressure and so on. These devices can send regular updates from a fixed location while optimizing battery use. Such a device could last for up to ten years, or longer if solar-powered and in the right geographical position.

Similarly, an asset tracker with condition monitoring through several sensors, which is mobile and roaming from country to country, is well served by an LTE-M solution that offers highway speed mobility, international roaming between countries and operators, and efficient firmware updates. (“What is Cellular IoT?”; Nordic Semiconductor, April 2018)

Cellular IoT and 5G

5G is the future of mobile communication and IoT, promising blistering speeds and ultra-low latency for a wide range of devices/services. Of course, the road to 5G runs through 4G infrastructure, building on 4G as an overlay using fixed wireless, enhanced mobile broadband, low latency and automated data communication.

A world connected by the IoT

This has important consequences for cellular IoT. While 5G holds great promise for IoT devices, carriers don’t have to wait. Cellular IoT can be deployed today using 4G networks and will occupy a sizable portion of 5G networks in the future. As a next step, carriers must find ways to monetize the service and decide on reasonable prices for commercial customers.  My smart toothbrush probably doesn’t need a $5 per month cellular data plan … just sayin’.

The IoT is always going to be about making life easier by helping us make smarter decisions faster. We will see cellular IoT applications expand in a world of 5G, including the proliferation of high speed, low latency use cases like true, real-time vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, and remote medical procedures.

Alone, IoT devices are just a bunch of “things.” But working together across cellular networks, these devices can secure our homes, monitor our health and make sure our eggs aren’t going bad in the fridge.

There’s that smart egg tray again.

Have another topic that you would like Qorvo experts to cover? Email your suggestions to the Qorvo Blog team and it could be featured in an upcoming post.

Brent Dietz

About the Author

Brent Dietz
Director of Corporate Communications

Brent has seen a lot of engineering and technology during 30+ years in the tech industry. His primary role is making geek-speak understandable to the non-geek public, reporters and nontechnical analysts. It’s challenging — simplifying without distorting — and it helps to have a sense of humor. Brent does, which he shares with readers from time to time.

Qorvo® Technology is Driving the Future of the Connected Car

Courtesy of Qorvo

NEW E-BOOK HIGHLIGHTS SOLUTIONS THAT ARE POWERING CONNECTED CARS AND 5G

GREENSBORO, NC – April 26, 2018 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today released its newest e-book, Connected Car For Dummies®. The free guide, prepared in conjunction with publisher John Wiley and Sons, Inc., discusses how RF systems and technologies are creating the connected cars of today and tomorrow. It is available for download here.

According to Counterpoint Research, the global connected car market is expected to grow 270% by 2022, with more than 125 million connected passenger cars forecast to be shipped between 2018 and 2022.1

Connected Car For Dummies® highlights trends related to connected cars. It makes it easy to understand Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication, and the implementation of massive MIMO and 5G infrastructures, which are essential to the evolution and safety of the connected car. The book explains how RF semiconductors are an essential building block that enables functionality and intelligence in connected cars.

Connected Car For Dummies® covers topics such as:

  • Connected car visions and trends of today and tomorrow
  • Heterogeneous connectivity, including V2X, telematics and infotainment
  • The connected car ecosystem
  • Connected car RF solutions
  • Key connected car takeaways

Roger C. Lanctot, director, Automotive Connected Mobility for Strategy Analytics, said Connected Car For Dummies® is, “Everything you could possibly want or need [to know] about car connectivity…without the complexity. A must read for anyone entering the field or trying to sell cars.”

Gorden Cook, general manager of Qorvo’s Transport Business Unit, said, “The connected car is redefining our driving experience and will become an integral part of our connected future. Qorvo’s expertise in RF technology for 5G infrastructure and for automotive applications — from LTE, V2X and V2V, to telematics, antennas and sensors — provides a unique perspective on this trend for readers of the Connected Car For Dummies®.”

Access to the complete series of Qorvo For Dummies® e-books is available here.

About For Dummies

To people who value knowledge, Dummies is the platform that makes learning anything easy because it transforms the hard-to-understand into easy-to-use. Through expert editorial, engaging experiences and an approachable style, learners at every level can confidently use their knowledge to fuel their pursuit of professional advancement and personal betterment. With a commitment to maintaining the highest editorial standards and a promise to continue developing new, innovative digital experiences, Dummies makes learning anything even easier. For more information, visit dummies.com. Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

About Qorvo

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 www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

1“125 Million+ Connected Cars Shipments by 2022; 5G Cars by 2020,” Counterpoint Research, April 3, 2018.

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QPQ1287 Band Pass Filter by Qorvo

Courtesy of everything RF : QPQ1287 Band Pass Filter by Qorvo

The QPQ1287 from Qorvo is a high performance Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) filter that supports strict LTE rejection requirements for use in the B40 band from 2300-2400 MHz. It provides a low insertion loss and high rejection for LTE TDD systems under all operating conditions. The QPQ1287 is available in a 3 pad 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.73 mm surface mount package and is ideal for TD-LTE small cell base station applications.

Product Details

  • Part Number : QPQ1287
  • Manufacturer : Qorvo
  • Description : 2350 MHz RF BAW Filter for TD-LTE Small Cells

General Parameters

  • Type : BAW Filter
  • Application Industry : Wireless Communication
  • Application : LTE, Base Station
  • Frequency : 2300 to 2400 MHz
  • Bandwidth : 100 Mhz
  • Insertion Loss : 2.2 to 3.9 dB
  • Rejection : 5 to 65 dB
  • VSWR : 2.0:1 to 2.25:1
  • Return Loss : 8.3 to 9.3 dB
  • Impedance : 50 Ohms
  • Package Type : Surface Mount
  • Dimension : 2.00?x?1.60?x?0.73?mm
  • Operating_Temperature : -40 to 85 Degree C
  • Storage_Temperature : -40 to 105 Degree C
  • RoHS : Yes

QPC9314 Front End Module by Qorvo

Courtesy of everything RF : QPC9314 Front End Module by Qorvo

The QPC9314 from Qorvo is a front end module developed for TDD macro or picocell base stations. It consists of a high power switch and Low Noise Amplifier that operate from 2.3 to 2.7 GHz. This FEM integrates RF functional blocks such as a pin-diode based high power switch that can handle up to 52 Watts with an LTE signal (8 dB PAR) along with two LNA stages, and a 1-bit DSA to provide a high and low gain mode. This Switch/LNA module has a pin diode driver and dc-dc converter circuits integrated into the module and thus requires a single 5 V supply. The control voltage for the switch and gain control mode is with 3.3 V logic. The QPC9314 is available in a RoHS-compliant, 8×8 mm surface-mount leadless package. The switch LNA module is targeted for wireless infrastructure applications configured for TDD-based architectures.

Product Details

  • Part Number : QPC9314
  • Manufacturer : Qorvo
  • Description : 2.3 to 2.7 GHz High Power Switch LNA Module

General Parameters

  • Type : Transmit / Receive Module
  • Configuration : Switch, Low Noise Amplifier
  • Application Industry : Wireless Infrastructure, Base Stattion
  • Wireless Standard : LTE
  • Frequency : 2300 to 2700 MHz
  • Tx Power : 23 dBm
  • Tx Current : 140 mA
  • Voltage : 4.75 to 5.25 V
  • Rx Gain : 24 dB( Low Gain Mode), 33 dB(High Gain Mode)
  • Rx Noise Figure : 1.2 dB
  • Rx Current : 240 mA
  • Insertion Loss : 0.5 dB (Tx Mode)
  • Package Type : Surface Mount
  • Dimensions : 8 x 8 mm
  • RoHS : Yes