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Qorvo® Introduces Industry-Leading Low Noise Figure LNAs Enabling 5G Base Station Deployments

Delivering Unmatched Performance and Scalability to Meet Global Demand

GREENSBORO, NC – January 11, 2021 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today introduced a family of high-performance low noise amplifiers (LNAs) tailored for base station infrastructure deployments including 5G massive MIMO (m-MIMO). Qorvo’s newest family of LNAs combines the lowest noise figure in the industry – 0.3 dB achieved at 2 GHz – with unmatched reliability and scalability in a very compact footprint.

The flagship QPL9547 LNA utilizes Qorvo’s latest generation enhancement-mode pseudomorphic High Electron Mobility Transistor (pHEMT) process to provide market-leading noise figure and improved receiver sensitivity for cellular base stations. This LNA is internally matched and is available in a compact, 2 mm x 2 mm package to provide space savings for system designers. Additional LNAs in the product family such as the QPL9057, QPL9058 and QPL9504 are optimized to provide high gain and disable pins required for 5G wireless infrastructure.

Joe Madden, chief analyst at Mobile Experts, Inc., said, “In 5G networks, the uplink is the limiting factor, and massive MIMO makes the uplink even more critical. A combination of low noise figure and high dynamic range is the key to maximizing the coverage of a 5G network. We expect the market to require large numbers of this type of LNA, as massive MIMO ramps up worldwide.”

Roger Hall, general manager of Qorvo’s High Performance Solutions (HPS) business, said “The release of these third-generation LNAs makes it easier for our customers to design and deploy their 5G solutions. This LNA family helps ensure that data transfer will be seamless and reliable, prompting customer demand worldwide.”

The QPL9547QPL9057QPL9058 and QPL9504 are in production now and are available for immediate delivery.

Specifications QPL9547 QPL9057 QPL9058 QPL9504
Frequency Range 0.1 – 6.0 GHz 0.6 – 4.2 GHz 0.5 – 6.0 GHz 0.6 – 6.0 GHz
Gain 19.3 dB 22.8 dB 18 dB 21.5 dB
Noise Figure 0.3 dB @ 2.0 GHz 0.54 dB @ 3.5 GHz 0.6 dB @ 3.5 GHz 0.7 dB @ 5.5 GHz
OIP3 39.3 dBm 32 dBm 36 dBm 34 dBm
Package Size 2 mm x 2 mm 2 mm x 2 mm 2 mm x 2 mm 2 mm x 2 mm

The global deployment of 5G networks is driving demand for Qorvo’s entire portfolio of high-performance RF solutions, including GaN high-power amplifiers and GaAs front-end modules (FEMs). Qorvo’s 5G portfolio offers the efficiency, reliability and compact size needed for base station manufacturers and network operators to increase capacity and expand coverage. It also provides complete solutions for new 5G smartphones, including low-band, mid-high and ultra-high-band FEMs; transmit-receive modules; and antenna control solutions that enable innovative new designs, enhanced performance and faster time to market.

About Qorvo
Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO) 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. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

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