Application Note

An Innovative Approach To Base Station Design Using PAMs

Source: Qorvo

Electronic system engineers are navigating significant changes in 5G base station design, marked by an increase from 4 to 256 transmit/receive channels and expanded frequency ranges from 1 GHz to potentially 7 GHz. This evolution necessitates power amplifiers that balance efficiency and precise signal capability. The trend towards compact cellular networks involves advanced technologies like massive multiple-input multiple-output (mMIMO) beamforming, small cells, and mmWave base stations.

This article delves into the challenges and opportunities in 5G power-amplifier (PA) design, offering insights and practical advice for engineers. It explores market trends, the transition to higher frequency bands, and the rise of time division duplex (TDD) systems. Gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier modules (PAMs) are highlighted for their advantages in efficiency, linearity, and integration, crucial for meeting the stringent requirements of modern 5G base stations.

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