Wireless Connectivity

Video: Qorvo® Introduces RF Fusion™ Front End Module Solution with Breakthrough Functional Integration

27 February 2018

Qorvo®, a provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced a new generation of RF Fusion™ RF front-end (RFFE) modules that deliver breakthrough functional integration, including a combined mid/high-band module. The new RF Fusion modules leverage Qorvo’s unique combination of core capabilities to enhance performance, reduce power consumption and shrink total solution size, while also delivering greater carrier aggregation capability and enabling smartphone manufacturers’ expanding global coverage requirements.

The company says that RF Fusion delivers enhanced performance, extends battery life, reduces phone board layout requirements and accelerates time-to-market. A fully integrated module is a more efficient solution, enabling more features, including full support for common carrier aggregation band combinations.

Compared to current implementations of integrated front-end modules, Qorvo’s newest RF Fusion solution reduces the total number of RFFE placements from four to two, including a combined mid/high-band module. If implemented using discrete components, similar functionality could require as many as 80 placements. This savings is critical; as phones have grown from one to six or more antennas, and the new “full-screen user experience” takes hold, the layout for the RF core is even tighter.

These two new Qorvo modules enable a broad range of use cases, including a comprehensive list of regional carrier aggregation combinations, in a pre-validated RF subsystem, helping smartphone manufacturers reduce time to market, optimize their handset SKU portfolio and improve manufacturing yield.

Qorvo is at the forefront of Solving RF Complexity™ and is discussing its industry-leading portfolio of advanced RF Front End solutions and pre-5G and 5G wireless infrastructure at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018), from February 26 through March 1. Review our show news.

Qorvo’s high-performance RF solutions simplify design, reduce product footprint, conserve power, improve system performance and accelerate the adoption of carrier aggregation. Qorvo combines systems-level expertise, broad manufacturing scale, and the industry’s most comprehensive product and technology portfolio to help leading manufacturers accelerate delivery of next-generation LTE, LTE-A, and IoT products. Qorvo's core RF solutions set the standard for next-gen connectivity, with unmatched integration and performance at the heart of the connected world.

To contact the author of this article, email shimmelstein@globalspec.com

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