Qorvo® Inc., a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, announced two new 802.11p solutions optimized for high-performance networking in the connected car. Qorvo's 801.11p power amplifier (PA) enhances car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication, analysis and data exchange, helping manufacturers to develop 802.11 systems and applications that enhance automotive safety and improve the driving experience.
The QPA5525Q is the most linear solution on the market, enhancing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside data transmission for real-time notifications related to traffic congestion management and collision avoidance.
James Klein, president of Qorvo's Infrastructure and Defense Products group, said, "Qorvo is leveraging our broad expertise in high-reliability, high-performance RF solutions to enhance next-generation 802.11p automotive connectivity, with advanced product reliability that is essential to the automotive industry. Our newest 802.11p connected car solution has been selected by multiple manufacturers to be featured in their next-generation automotive connectivity reference designs."
Qorvo's QPA5525Q high-power 802.11p PA module integrates an internally matched three-stage PA, compensated DC biasing circuit, and output power detection. The QPA5525Q is the most linear solution on the market, enhancing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside data transmission for real-time notifications related to traffic congestion management and collision avoidance.
The QPA5525Q is undergoing Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) based testing – specifically AECQ-100 Grade 2 testing – which measures how the product performs between -40 and +105 degrees Celsius. The QPA5525Q was built for harsh automotive environments and includes a PA which provides high gain at 32dB, industry-leading Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) floor, and excellent spectral purity for 802.11p applications. Testing will allow automotive suppliers to design the 802.11p PA into their system with confidence in reliability. The QPA5525Q is now available in sampling quantities and will be in volume production in the fourth quarter of calendar 2015.
About Qorvo's Automotive Products
Qorvo's automotive solutions encompass Wi-Fi, 802.11p, satellite radio, navigation, cellular, and keyless applications to enhance infotainment, telematics and safety-related systems. Qorvo's offerings include highly-linear, feature-rich front end modules (FEMs) integrating all required functionality, including the PA, LNA and switching, for both 2 GHz and 5 GHz automotive applications. All Qorvo automotive products are fully tested in accordance with AEC standards to ensure high quality and reliability in demanding automotive environments. For more information about Qorvo’s automotive product portfolio, go to www.qorvo.com/automotive.