It’s been a week of excitement and innovation at the 2017 International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2017) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Exhibitors, speakers, and panel participants are exchanging ideas, displaying new products, and are introducing the world to gadgets and devices for the first time.
American semiconductor company Qorvo has unveiled what they’re describing as the smallest bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filter available. Known as the QPQ 1300, the device is capable of handling up to 5W of RF average input power with 40W peaks. The QPQ 1300 directly addresses reliability, assembly, and test and space constraint challenges necessary in designing massive MIMO telecommunication infrastructure for 5G migration.
Telecommunication providers have been using massive MIMO equipment to optimize LTE networks in preparation for 5G performance in areas with high traffic. The QPQ 1300 will have extra capacity and improved signal quality, whose results have shown improvement when being used in the existing network spectrum. The device adds leverage to Qorvo’s solidly mounted resonator (SMR) BAW technology, which supports highly reliable thermal power dissipation required for massive MIMO infrastructure equipment.
One of the most noteworthy highlights the QPQ 1300 has to offer is how its dimensions of 5 mm x 5 mm x 1 mm offers 90 percent savings in space over ceramic filters. The device is also specially geared for 2575-2635 MHz, which is a sub-band for Band 41. Operators and manufacturers will also be enabled to deliver higher speeds and higher bandwidth quantities, along with more efficient use of the existing spectrum.
Prototype samples are available to qualified customers, and you can click here for more information on the industry’s first BAW filter for 5G migration.