News | May 26, 2021

Qorvo 5 GHz iFEMs Accelerate Time To Market For Wi-Fi 6 Home Mesh Networks

New iFEMs Are Optimized for Maximum Capacity, Full-Home Coverage And Smaller Board Size

Qorvo, a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, is enabling the rapid development of products used in tri-band mesh architectures for home Wi-Fi. The company today introduced two new 5 GHz front-end modules (FEMs) that integrate a high-frequency bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filter. Combining a powerful amplifier and filter in a single module reduces board size and simplifies the task of Wi-Fi OEM designers in bringing home networking solutions to market faster.

The QPF7551 and QPF7552 integrated FEMs (iFEMs), feature Qorvo's unique bandBoost filter technology, which enables consumers to fully enjoy the speed advantages of mesh home networks that broadcast concurrently on three different channels. Qorvo bandBoost maximizes capacity and range by boosting band isolation in distributed Wi-Fi 6 systems.

The iFEMs are the first to include a 5 GHz power amplifier (PA), a bandBoost BAW filter, a single pole, two throw switch (SP2T) and a bypassable low noise amplifier (LNA). The modules reduce board size by as much as 30 percent, resulting in more compact routers and extenders throughout the home network without compromising performance.

Lee Ratliff, Senior Principal Analyst at OMNDIA said, "Whole home mesh systems are among the fastest-growing segments of the Wi-Fi 6 device landscape. As a leading RF vendor in Wi-Fi front-end solutions, Qorvo is well positioned to take advantage of this growing demand."

Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo Wireless Connectivity, said, "Integration and simplification are key to future innovation in this market, and our customers now have a turnkey solution that delivers simplicity and high performance in a smaller size. These new iFEMs are yet another example of how Qorvo is leveraging its systems-level expertise to solve complex RF design challenges in the home and enterprise."

Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity business is a leading developer of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices that support Wi-Fi, and IoT low-power Zigbee, Thread, Bluetooth Low Energy and UWB. To learn more about Qorvo solutions that enable faster connections for Wi-Fi 6 and beyond, visit the company's online Wi-Fi Innovation Resource Center.

About Qorvo
Qorvo makes a better world possible by providing innovative Radio Frequency (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 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. For more information, visit

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