Featured Articles

  1. Best Practices to Accelerate 5G Base Station Deployment: Your RF Front-End Massive MIMO Primer
    11/8/2019

    Strategy Analytics predicts an explosive growth of emerging 5G networks. They forecasted the number of new base station sectors deployed to double between 2018 and 2024. This rapid 5G growth will result in equipment for nearly 9.4 million new and upgraded wireless base stations deployed by 2024. Many of these 5G base stations will incorporate massive MIMO antennas. These new 5G network architectures incorporating massive MIMO antennas are pushing always-on connectivity to the outer edges of the cellular network. This article covers everything to know about the fundamentals of the RF front-end in the massive MIMO base station.

  2. The Wi-Fi Evolution
    9/26/2019

    Since Wi-Fi was first released, its standards have continually evolved — typically resulting in faster speeds and network/spectrum efficiency. This paper discusses the basics of Wi-Fi standards and the evolution of Wi-Fi technologies.

  3. Resolving Interference In A Crowded Wi-Fi Environment Using BAW Filters (Part 2)
    9/26/2019

    There are any number of strategies that consumers can try to fix interference problems with Wi-Fi in their homes, but as an RF engineer, how can you design a Wi-Fi access point that addresses the biggest interference issues from the outset? 

  4. Model-Based GaN PA Design Basics: GaN Transistor S-Parameters, Linear Stability Analysis And Resistive Stabilization
    9/19/2019

    S-parameter matching is used to maximize gain and gain flatness in simple linear RF/microwave amplifier designs. This same S-parameter data is used to develop matching networks that address amplifier stability. This paper discusses the importance of using modeling for basic S-parameter and stability analyses in the gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier (PA) design process. It also focuses attention on a simple two-port stability analysis derived from linear S-parameter calculations. The nonlinear Qorvo GaN power transistor model from the Modelithics Qorvo GaN Library, in combination with simulation templates and Keysight Advanced Design System (ADS) software.

  5. Connectivity Q & A: Reducing Wi-Fi Interference
    9/19/2019

    Wi-Fi Tech & Trends is Qorvo's new blog series that features questions and answers from Tony Testa, Director of Wireless Connectivity Solutions. In this article, Tony will provide insight on the latest Wi-Fi design tips, trends and innovative solutions.

  6. 4 Things To Know About Antenna Tuning In 4G/5G Smartphones
    8/29/2019

    Current trends in smartphone industrial design and RF requirements mean that smartphones must fit more antennas into less space and/or increase the bandwidth of existing antennas. This article introduces four key elements to understand about antenna tuning in 4G and 5G mobile devices.

  7. Qorvo Switch Solutions Brochure
    8/1/2019

    Qorvo offers a variety of high-frequency switches designed to enable 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity.

  8. Qorvo Spatium SSPA® Technology
    7/5/2019

    Qorvo’s offers patented Spatium RF power combining technology to provide a highly reliable, efficient alternative to traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) for commercial and defense communications, radar, electronic warfare (EW), and other defense systems. 

  9. Connecting The World With 5G: Qorvo® Highlights The Essentials
    6/27/2019

    5G is more than low-band front-end modules and switches. Qorvo has all the core RF technologies to fully address and enable 5G — from wireless infrastructure to mobile devices to Gallium Nitride (GaN) technologies to make them happen. Qorvo partners with carriers and standards bodies to bring the vision to life.

  10. 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.