Qorvo announced a next-generation series of 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) Field Effect Transistors (FETs) with industry-leading figures of merit in on-resistance. The new UF4C/SC series of 1200V Gen 4 SiC FETs are ideally suited for mainstream 800V bus architectures in onboard chargers for electric vehicles, industrial battery chargers, industrial power supplies, DC/DC solar inverters, as well as […]
PMICs today do a lot more than just regulate voltages. Here’s a look at high-end functions these devices provide. Narasimhan Trichy • Qorvo Superior power management and high efficiency have become essential as electronics have become increasingly smaller and more streamlined. The reduction of power dissipation and consequent heat and thermal issues is critical to […]
The low-power QFP4526 and high-power QFP4568 bring switches, filters, and amplifiers to Wi-Fi 8 (802.11ax) designs. Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) access points, routers, gateways, customer-premise devices, and IoT devices need amplifiers to boost signal power to its final levels. The QFP4526 and QFP4568 front-end modules from Qorvo operate at 3.7 V and 5 V power…
Overlapping protocols and competing standards have created a confusing landscape for USB chargers. Here are the important differences and similarities of most interest to designers. Masashi Nogawa, Staff Systems Engineer Qorvo The first standard for charging via USB connections allowed power delivery at a 7.5-W maximum. Recently the USB standard jumped up to support 100 […]
The single QPD0005 and dual QPD0405 power transistors from Qorvo provide the power needed to drive cellular antennas.
The QPA9901 amplifier from Qorvo provides a typical gain of 36.5 dB covering 2110 MHz to 2200 MHz.
5G networks demand new antenna designs to deliver faster speeds for sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) communications. These new antenna technologies, however, often create a tech jargon that can potentially confuse readers. Let’s set the record straight in terms of who is who in the 5G antenna designs. It starts with the difference between…
High-performance RF bandpass filters may hold the key to autonomous vehicle communication without interference. Ali Bawangaonwala | Qorvo, Inc. Continuing advances in technology are making the autonomous vehicle a practical reality, and there is frequent discussion among technologists about Wi-Fi and 5G as enablers of the connected car. Equally important, but less talked about, are […]
by Cees Links, Qorvo Quite regularly I get the question: with all these standards around, what should I choose? Zigbee, Thread, Bluetooth Mesh, or Wi-Fi? Or maybe LoRa? Or is it better to wait for 5G and NB-IoT? Of course, these questions create confusion and slow down the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). […]
Part 1 of this FAQ looked at the basic available electronic filters – analog, switched capacitor, and digital – and briefly reviewed the attributes of each. As the frequencies to be filtered reach to 1 GHz and well beyond, while the selectively needed also became narrower, these filter approaches can no longer support many of […]