Featured Articles

  1. Tips And Trends: Small Cell 5G Systems
    6/12/2019

    The role of small cells is increasing with each new network and is driven by the need for faster data speeds and capacity. This article presents the latest insights on small cell market trends, RF front-end challenges, and practical solutions to meet user and manufacturer needs.

  2. Qorvo’s 100 MHz ET For 5G
    6/5/2019

    As cellular technology advances and modulation complexity increases, the requirements on RF components have become more and more stringent. RF Power and linearity demands have continued to rise opposing the strong desire for decreased current consumption, which directly affects both battery life and thermal performance. 5G is no exception. 5G’s specifications impose a difficulty multiplier, creating unprecedented RF challenges for our industry.

  3. Introduction To Qorvo’s 100 MHz ET For 5G
    5/22/2019

    With the rise in handset RF complexity, envelope tracking (ET) has become the optimal choice for RF power amplification in mobile handsets. This application note discusses Qorvo’s 100 MHz envelope tracking integrated circuit (ETIC) for 5G applications.

  4. IoT Standards: The End Game
    5/15/2019

    It can be confusing to try to pick standards while waiting for 5G or NB-IoT deployments. This article answers the question of which standards are best to use and looks ahead at the future of wireless technologies to help gain a better perspective as to where things are headed.

  5. How GaN Is Changing The Satcom RF Front-End
    5/9/2019

    In the past, traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) and gallium arsenide (GaAs) were the go-to RFFE technologies for power amplification in satcom. Now, GaN and GaAs semiconductor technologies are becoming the go-to solutions; GaN has been replacing TWTAs due to its high-power performance and reliability combined with a small form factor. GaN and GaAs are enabling a wide variety of commercial and military satcom applications, such as 5G backhaul, ultra-HD TV transmission, satcom-on-the-move, internet access for aircraft passengers, and manpack terminals.

  6. 5 Points To 5G Brochure
    3/13/2019

    There are robust plans for rapid 5G deployment, especially in regions where wide bandwidth provided by new 5G bands are able to produce higher data rates for consumers. This download offers five points to reaching this goal and predicts what to expect from 5G technologies in the future.

  7. Unlocking Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 Architecture With DPD And 75-Ohm CATV Switches
    3/8/2019

    The CATV industry is looking to set new standards for the next generation of cable ecosystems, including the Full Duplex (FDX) DOCSIS 3.1, which promises to deliver 10 Gbps data rates upstream and downstream on existing hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) systems. 

  8. Aperture Tuning: An Essential Technology In 5G Smartphones
    2/12/2019

    Antenna aperture tuning is essential to enable smartphones to operate efficiently over the ever-increasing range of RF frequency bands and support the transition to 5G. Smartphones need more antennas to support growing RF requirements such as new 5G bands, MIMO, and carrier aggregation (CA), but there is less space for these antennas due to changes in smartphone industrial design. As a result, antennas are becoming smaller, potentially reducing antenna efficiency and bandwidth. Aperture tuning compensates for this problem by allowing antennas to be tuned to operate efficiently on multiple bands and increasing Tx and Rx performance by 3 dB or more.

  9. Top Design Tips For The Automotive RF Front End
    1/11/2019

    With the astounding evolution of the automotive ecosystem, complicated computer systems are used to connect the vehicle and people to the outside world. This article examines the biggest challenges encountered when designing a connected vehicle and offers some solutions.

  10. Wi-Fi Equipment Front-End Solutions Brochure
    1/11/2019

    Qorvo offers a portfolio of leading products designed for the most efficient Wi-Fi solutions, and for providing reliable coverage in the smallest form factors with the most updated standards. Products include customer premises equipment (CPE), enterprise systems, and components for Internet of Things (IoT).