Qorvo® 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 new family of high efficiency PAs offers customers high power-added efficiency, greater than 30 percent in most cases, and covers major sub-7 GHz 3GPP frequency bands. These devices are designed to handle true 5G new radio signal bandwidths of up to 200 MHz with dynamic spectrum sharing in a small, 50 Ω-matched, 5 x 5 mm SMT package. Qorvo's extensive global manufacturing capabilities and high volume production support the ongoing global deployment of 5G networks.

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 percent CAGR over the next five years due to ongoing growth in consumer data demand."

Qorvo products shown below are in full production and ready for immediate delivery.

Specifications QPA9908 QPA9903 QPA9901 QPA9940 QPA9907 QPA9942
Frequency Range 850-960 MHz 1.8-1.88 GHz 2.11-2.2 GHz 2.3-2.4 GHz 2.5-2.7 GHz 3.3-3.8 GHz
Gain 32.5 dB 32 dB 36.5 dB 34 dB 34.5 dB 31 dB
PAE 36% 34% 32% 31% 30% 27%
Package Size 5 x 5 mm 5 x 5 mm 5 x 5 mm 5 x 5 mm 5 x 5 mm 5 x 5 mm