Today, Qorvo announced it has completed the acquisition of Custom MMIC, a privately held supplier of high performance GaAs and GaN MMICs, primarily for defense and space applications. Custom MMIC founder Paul Blount will be a director of engineering within Qorvo's infrastructure and defense segment.
Bob Bruggeworth, president and chief executive officer of Qorvo, said, "Qorvo delivered an exceptional December quarter. In Mobile Products, 5G design wins are accelerating, and in IDP we are enjoying robust design win momentum. We're also looking forward to welcoming two industry-leading teams, Decawave and Custom MMIC, to the Qorvo family, expanding our technology portfolio and product offerings."
With the emergence of highly capable, low-cost, wirelessly controlled drones, bad actors can easily execute disruptive operations, such as airport intrusions or surveillance abuse. Read how SkySafe rapidly prototyped and deployed a cutting-edge software defined radio (SDR)-based drone defense system on USRP, delivering industry-leading capability faster and at a much lower cost to the government.
Aperture tuning is essential in enabling smartphones to operate efficiently over increasing RF frequency bands and support transitions to 5G, but implementation requires in-depth knowledge. In Qorvo’s new e-Guide, learn how to apply this method to your board design with this deep-dive look at aperture tuning.
Aperture tuning is essential in enabling smartphones to operate efficiently over increasing RF frequency bands and support transitions to 5G. Proper tuning enables antennas to operate efficiently on multiple bands and increases Tx and Rx performance. Implementing aperture tuning requires in-depth knowledge of how to apply the technology for smartphone application.
Smartphone manufacturers are introducing full-screen handsets with an 18:9 screen aspect ratio. The form factor hurts antenna performance, resulting in poorer connectivity and lower data rates unless compensated for by the RF front-end. This Qorvo white paper discusses these challenges faced by phone designers and offers solutions.
Accelerating 5G standards development is creating pressure for smartphone manufacturers to add 5G new radio (NR) support to handset designs. 5G introduces new challenging requirements and initial mobile deployments will create additional complex RF challenges. Innovative new RF solutions will be required to solve the complex challenges of 5G.