Qorvo, a provider of RF solutions, has announced that it is playing a key role in global field trials of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) applications through a front-end module (FEM), a key part of the Qualcomm 9150 chipset reference design.
The Qualcomm 9150 chipset, with the Qorvo QPF1002Q FEM, is currently part of C-V2X trials underway with Audi, PSA, Ford, Nissan and other ecosystem participants spanning projects in Europe, North America, China, Japan, and Korea.
According to the company Qorvo’s QPF1002Q is FEM designed specifically to work with the Qualcomm 9150 chipset, providing higher linear output power and improved efficiency for lower temperature operation in automotive applications which essential to supporting the direct, real-time wireless safety communication system between vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and infrastructure.
This higher power operation results in enhanced range, improved accuracy and higher reliability essential to intelligent, onboard communication systems needed for the connected car and autonomous driving. Qorvo’s FEM includes an HBT PA, PHEMT LNA and PHEMT switch, which combine to enable superior performance over competing technologies.
C-V2X operates at 5.9 GHz, which presents significant performance challenges to RF front-end components. The QPF1002Q meets the stringent requirements of C-V2X, including 3GPP Release 14 specifications for PC5-based direct communications. Qorvo offers this part with full AEC-Q100 automotive qualification at grade 2 from -40C to +105C.
Qorvo also offers a broad portfolio of automotive Wi-Fi, SDARS, GPS and LTE solutions. In addition to meeting ISO/TS 16949 certification, Qorvo performs AEC-Q100 and AEC-Q200 testing to ensure products meet stringent automotive industry requirements.
The company claims Qorvo products are designed to solve the toughest automotive RF challenges and support both C-V2X and DSRC protocols. These products will be showcased in Las Vegas during CES 2019.
Source: Press Release