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Qorvo Announces Family of High-Speed Products for Next-Generation Optical Networks

GREENSBORO, N.C. and LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Qorvo, Inc. (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, today announced the expansion of its portfolio of high performance optical transport products. Qorvo is adding new high-speed products for long haul, metro, and data center applications to deliver new multi-channel and low power consumption options that reduce cost, enable market leading channel to channel isolation while shrinking product form factor, and maximize integration and signal fidelity for network equipment manufacturers.

Sampling of devices began in fourth quarter 2014 to tier 1 and 2 network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and leading optical module manufacturers. Qorvo has penetrated the data center market with an initial design win into equipment used by non-traditional data communications providers.

Qorvo's newest infrastructure products include dual- and quad-channel limiting and linear drivers that deliver industry-leading performance with high gain, low power dissipation, high channel-to-channel isolation and low total harmonic distortion (THD). The devices target DP-QPSK and 16QAM, 100G, 200G and 400G applications in module solutions supporting both CFPx and QFSP28 reduced form factor (SFF) footprint standards.

"Qorvo is setting the standard for quality and reliability for optical fiber network infrastructure components, delivering millions of products to improve performance, reduce total cost, and accelerate the implementation of next-generation optical networks. Qorvo products support both limiting and linear transmit and receive through 400G," said James Klein, Qorvo's president of Infrastructure and Defense Products. "Qorvo's newly released portfolio of optical infrastructure products provide the building blocks for next-generation optical networks that require increased bandwidth, higher transmission capacity, and lower cost to the network equipment providers."

The new driver portfolio is comprised of the following products:

  • TGA4960-SL, 100G CFP2 SMT differential in/out quad-channel linear driver for metro and LH applications
  • TGA4893-SL, dual-channel SMT driver for 16QAM 200G/400G linear applications
  • TGA4851-SL, 100G CFP4 and QSFP28 quad-channel SMT driver for emerging extended reach data center applications

The TGA4960-SL is ideally suited for CFP2-ACO module form factors and is Qorvo's most advanced quad-channel modulator driver, with the smallest package in the industry at 14x8x2.6mm.

Qorvo recently expanded its optical portfolio to include new 100G limiting and linear transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) for metro and long haul applications in both dual- and quad-channel versions. The new products include:

  • TGA4872,100G DP-QPSK dual-linear TIA
  • TGA4874, 100G/400G quad-linear TIA with digital or analog control;

The TGA4874 quad-channel linear TIA features high transimpedance gain, automatic gain/output level control, and a high bandwidth option for 400G applications. Unique to the industry is the TGA4874, which includes a selectable control interface with either digital or analog control for maximum flexibility for receiver designers.

General availability for the new portfolio of products will begin in second quarter 2015.

Qorvo's optical portfolio will be showcased at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (#OFC) in Los Angeles, California, March 24-26 at Booth 1433. To learn more about this new product portfolio and more high-performance, flexible and agile solutions for optical transport, visit www.qorvo.com/optical.

About Qorvo

Qorvo (Nasdaq:QRVO) is a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications. Qorvo was formed following the merger of RFMD and TriQuint, and has more than 6,000 global employees dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. Qorvo has the industry's broadest portfolio of products and core technologies; world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturing facilities; and is a DoD-accredited 'Trusted Source' (Category 1A) for GaAs, GaN and BAW products and services. For the industry's leading core RF solutions, visit www.qorvo.com.

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Katie Caballero, Marketing Communications Manager, Communications, Qorvo Infrastructure and Defense Products E Katie.caballero@qorvo.com W +1 972-994-8546

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