BARCELONA, SPAIN – February 23, 2016 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications, today announced it has secured more than a dozen design wins at leading manufacturers of performance-tier smartphones with its rapidly expanding family of mobile Wi-Fi front end modules. The wins include Qorvo’s RF Fusion™ Mobile Wi-Fi iFEM, which delivers a new level of integration and performance in the mobile Wi-Fi front end. Qorvo is uniquely positioned to design and manufacture all of the high-value components in the integrated front end, including high-performance filters, switches, low noise amplifiers, and power amplifiers.
The QM48184 is Qorvo’s newest RF Fusion™ Mobile Wi-Fi iFEM. The QM48184 integrates a premium BAW Wi-Fi coexistence filter with 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, switches, a diplexer, and a coupler, in an extremely compact 4mm x 3mm package. The QM48184 is co-designed and tuned with a global chipset partner to provide superior power output and linearity with low current consumption, helping smartphone manufacturers to maximize data throughput while extending battery life.
The Wi-Fi coexistence filter in the QM48184 leverages Qorvo’s proprietary LowDrift™ BAW technology to address the design challenges related to interference between Wi-Fi and the adjacent LTE bands 7, 40 and 41 in China, North America and elsewhere. Qorvo’s coexistence filters deliver superior insertion loss to enhance receive sensitivity, power added efficiency (PAE) and power output, helping smartphone manufacturers to extend battery life and maximize data throughput across the full 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum. All of Qorvo’s LowDrift™ and NoDrift™ premium BAW filters combine high performance and temperature stability to solve coexistence challenges unaddressed by other technologies.
The QM48184 employs Qorvo’s proprietary wafer-level packaging (WLP) and CuFlip™ flip-chip technology to reduce module size and enable space savings up to 30% versus comparable discrete solutions in 2X2 MIMO configurations.
Qorvo’s Wi-Fi portfolio also includes two pairs of FEMs designed for chip-on-board implementations. The RFFM8538 and RFFM8248 provide a complete solution for premium smartphones, including 2X2 MIMO support, while the RFFM8516 and RFFM8216 are optimized for performance-tier smartphones. Each pair consists of a 2.4 GHz module and a complementary 5 GHz module, offering manufacturers the flexibility to implement a dual-band or single-band Wi-Fi solution.
Qorvo’s high performance RF solutions simplify design, reduce product footprint, conserve power, improve system performance and accelerate the adoption of carrier aggregation. Qorvo combines deep systems-level expertise, broad manufacturing scale, and the industry’s most comprehensive product and technology portfolio to help leading manufacturers accelerate delivery of next-generation LTE, LTE-A, and IoT products. Qorvo’s Core RF solutions set the standard for next-gen connectivity, with unmatched integration and performance at the heart of the connected world.
Qorvo is showcasing the Company’s expanding portfolio of high performance RF solutions for smartphones, tablets, and other high-performance mobile data devices at the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress, February 22-25, 2016, in Barcelona.
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) is a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications. Qorvo was formed following the merger of RFMD and TriQuint, and has more than 7,000 global employees dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. Qorvo has the industry’s broadest portfolio of products and core technologies; world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturing facilities; and is a DoD-accredited ‘Trusted Source’ (Category 1A) for GaAs, GaN and BAW products and services. For the industry’s leading core RF solutions, visit www.qorvo.com.