Qorvo 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 nearly 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, semiconductor processing expertise and systems-level knowledge to solve the most difficult technical RF challenges, to connect and protect the world all around you. To learn more, visit www.qorvo.com.
Defense and Aerospace Solutions
For over 30 years, Qorvo has enabled innovation for next-generation defense and aerospace communications systems. Qorvo products and technologies are at the core of many of the world's most advanced radar, space and electronic warfare (EW) systems. Innovations such as GaAs, GaN, SAW, BAW as well as integrated assembly, custom die-level packaging and expert engineering, help Qorvo to meet the world's mission-critical needs. In partnership with the US Department of Defense, DARPA and Research Laboratories and Qorvo's own R&D, we have engineered significant advantages in size, weight and power (SWaP) for our customers. Learn more, visit, DoD Category 1A 'Trusted Source'
GaN Innovation Solutions
Qorvo offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of GaN solutions supporting power and low noise amplifiers, switches and a large selection of power transistors. Qorvo is DoD accredited as a Microelectronics Trusted Source and is the only GaN manufacturer to achieve a Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 9 demonstrating that its processes meet performance, cost and capacity goals to support full rate production.
Qorvo’s has shipped more than 1.8 million GaN devices since 2008 and demonstrated industry-leading reliability with a MTTF of greater than 70 million hours at 200°C. GaN RF solutions from Qorvo are enabling next-generation field technology by offering smaller, more efficient devices that can withstand the elements and continue operating reliably for military and commercial customers alike. To find how Qorvo’s GaN solutions are leading the industry in performance and reliability, visit www.qorvo.com/GaN
Brochure: Field-Proven GaN Solutions From Qorvo
This paper addresses Qorvo’s integrated approach to thermal design that leverages modeling, empirical measurements (including micro-Raman thermography), and finite element analysis (FEA) for high performance microwave GaN HEMT devices and MMICs. This methodology is highly effective and has been empirically validated. By properly addressing FEA boundary condition assumptions and the limitations of infrared microscopy, resulting model calculations are more accurate at both the product and end application level than traditional methods based on lower power density technology.
Qorvo has offered a broad range of innovative gallium nitride (GaN) products and technologies over the past 15 years. Their high-performance GaN technology supports products operating from the DC through Ka-band.
The TGA2958-SM is a GaN PA/driver amplifier operating in the Ku-band, providing 2W of saturated output power, and has greater than 21 dB of large signal gain. These amplifiers are designed and manufactured on TriQuint’s GaN on SiC production process that provides superior performance while maintaining high reliability.
The TGA2227-SM is a highly robust GaN Low-Noise Amplifier (LNA) covering the 2-22 GHz frequency range, and delivers >15 dB small signal gain and >+22 dBm P1dB while supporting 2 dB mid-band Noise Figure. This LNA offers a high overall electrical performance, and a high level of input power robustness for more design flexibility in the receive chain circuit protection.
The TGL2927-SM is a high-power, GaN receiver protection circuit (limiter) covering the 2-4 GHz frequency range, is capable of withstanding up to 200W incident power levels, and allows less than 18 dBm flat leakage to pass through. This limiter doesn’t require bias, and contributes less than 0.6 dB in insertion loss.
Qorvo offers a new high-power receive protection circuit, or limiter, that is capable of withstanding up to 100 W incident power levels. This limiter operates in the 0.05 to 6 GHz frequency range, and permits less than 17 dBm flat leakage to pass through while contributing less than 0.7 dB in insertion loss.
The TGC4603-SM is a device comprised of a frequency doubler and a multi-stage amplifier designed for operation in the 13.5 – 16 GHz frequency range. This instrument is able to achieve more than 1 Watt of output power at only 3 dBm input power due to more than 70 dBc isolation between the input and doubled output frequency.
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The population of adults 85 and older in the U.S. will roughly triple between 2015 and 2060, making it the fastest-growing age group over this time period. This has become a major concern for families taking care of seniors who will be living on their own. Qorvo’s Senior Lifestyle System has been tested and used for the last 15 years in assisted living communities in Europe to help seniors live more independently. Within a few weeks, this system learns the routine day-to-day activities of the senior resident, provides intelligent status updates in a dashboard app, and sends alerts to designated caregivers if something unexpected happens.
By monitoring behavior patterns through unobtrusive wireless sensors located around the home, the system is able to detect changes in behavior that may cause concern, and then alerts family members or caregivers via messages.
Advancements in Gallium Nitride technologies are leading to amplifier operation at higher powers, supply voltages, and frequencies. The whitepaper includes load-pull measurements, thermal considerations, and EM simulations of the input/output matching networks.
The smart home revolution has taken a lot longer to get up and running due to the disagreements over what protocols and platforms should be used in the base technologies, as well as the poor choices in consumer words like “smart home” and “IoT.”
Solid state amplifiers can be constructed through the use of MMIC amplifiers to reach output powers and performance levels that have only been achievable by traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). This white paper demonstrates building a 120 Watt power amplifier operating from 27 to 31 GHz.
Carrier aggregation (CA) enables mobile network operators worldwide to provide faster data, and allows mobile devices to communicate on multiple LTE bands simultaneously. This, however, creates the challenge of avoiding interference between the bands while keeping up good reception and battery life. Multiplexers are an excellent solution for CA combinations that use closely spaced bands since they provide isolation between and within bands, while allowing them to connect to the antenna at the same time. This white paper discusses the challenges of carrier aggregation, and the important benefits of using multiplexer solutions to solve them.
Qorvo’s RF solutions enable each year’s most advanced mobile devices. The RF Fusion LTE portfolio contains multiple high-performance modules that deliver global CA band coverage in the industry’s smallest form factors. Let Qorvo help you deliver the world’s best flagship phone.
Qorvo offers RF iFEMs as complete mobile Wi-Fi solutions for LTE/Wi-Fi coexistence, Wi-Fi calling, poor signal to noise ratio applications, and other interoperability issues. These iFEM solutions combine power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, switches, and coexistence filters into a single package to help assist in new Power Class 2 and filtering challenges. Features for these instruments include high frequency performance from 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, less RF board area, minimal tuning/matching, and high reliability.
Qorvo offers a family of broadband SOI (silicon-on-insulator) based switches, DSAs (digital step attenuators), TCAs (temperature compensating attenuators), and PACs (programmable array capacitors) are built to enable the integration of RF, analog, and mixed signal functionality into single monolithic devices with excellent ESD rating, high isolation, low insertion loss, and stable performance across PVT conditions. These devices are ideal for smartphones, cellular infrastructure, broadband communication, industrial, automotive, defense communication, and test and measurement markets.
Enabling CA requires simultaneous communication on multiple CCs. In some cases the RF front end must support multiple transmit and/or receive paths between the antenna(s) and transceiver. Isolation of these paths requires multiplexed RF filters or physically separated antennas. Achieving cross-isolation calls for matched filters that attenuate the out-of-band signals to avoid loading the other aggregated bands. Qorvo offers an array of products optimized for carrier aggregation (CA) applications.