Microwave Journal

Front End Module Targets 5G–n258 Phased Array

March 9, 2021

RFMW announced design and sales support for high performance, mmWave, 5G front end modules from Qorvo. The QPF4010 MMIC mmWave FEM operates from 24.25 to 27.5 GHz with integrated LNA+TR SW+PA. The receive path (LNA+TR SW) is designed to provide 13.5 dB of gain and a typical noise figure of 4.0 dB. The transmit path (PA+SW) provides 17 dB of small signal gain and a saturated output power of 22.5 dBm. Supporting 5G-n258 phased array base stations and terminals, the frequency coverage and operational flexibility allow support of satellite communications, point-to-point data links and 5G repeaters. Average Tx power is 14 dBm with 4 percent typical EVM at 64 QAM, 100 MHz modulated signal. The QPF4010 is offered in a small 4 x 4 mm overmold QFN package, matched to 50 Ω with integrated DC blocking capacitors for simple system integration.