Qorvo® announced that the company's 5G RF Front-End (RFFE) won the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) 2017 Award for “Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology.” According to the company, the QM19000 is the world’s first 5G front-end, offering operators, chipset vendors and device manufacturers a robust and reliable platform to accelerate 5G testing and deployment.

The GTI is an open global association of operators and vendors dedicated to promoting the development of TD-LTE and 5G. The GTI awards program recognizes the most outstanding contributions to the industry and encourages the development of innovative products, solutions and applications.

Qorvo’s QM19000 was designed to support 5G testing and provide a production-ready module, enabling early 5G deployments while 5G specifications continue to be defined. The QM19000 meets the challenging requirements of the recently released 5G non-standalone (NSA) spec and the anticipated standalone (SA) spec, with up to 400 MHz bandwidth in the 3.3 to 4.2 GHz frequency range. It will enable mobile devices deliver multi-gigabit speeds for advanced applications such as high-definition mobile video and virtual reality. The front-end module has been a key element of 5G tests and demonstrations by operators and ecosystem partners across the world.

Qorvo's 5G front-end module.

Qorvo discussed its portfolio of advanced RFFE solutions and pre-5G and 5G wireless infrastructure products at the 2018 Mobile World Congress, held February 26 through March 1 in Barcelona.

Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo’s mobile products group, said, “We are extremely proud to be recognized by the GTI. Qorvo is a leader in the development and commercialization of 5G front ends. Collaborating closely with customers, carriers and channel partners, we help solve their most complex RF challenges and support the global deployment of 5G networks.”

Qorvo is accelerating the transition to 5G with a broad portfolio of innovative RF products covering frequencies from 600 MHz to 80 GHz. 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, 5G 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.