Qorvo Introduces Family of High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 5G Small Cell Networks
Qorvo has unveiled a family of high efficiency power amplifiers (PAs) designed for 5G small cell infrastructure applications. These new PAs help small cell base station OEMs deploy 5G networks and services in densely populated, urban indoor and outdoor areas.
Qorvo's family of high efficiency PAs offers customers high power-added efficiency (PAE), greater than 30% in most cases, and covers major sub-7 GHz 3GPP frequency bands. These devices are designed to handle true 5G New Radio (NR) signal bandwidths of up to 200 MHz with dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) in a small, 50 Ω-matched, 5 mm x 5 mm SMT package.
Joe Madden, chief analyst at Mobile Experts, Inc., said, "The small cell market experienced a COVID-related dip in 2020 but will be soaring to new heights in 2021. In particular, carrier deployment of small cells will grow at roughly 10% CAGR over the next five years due to ongoing growth in consumer data demand."