If the last few generations of video consoles taught us anything, it’s that gamers have almost entirely embraced internet connectivity in their systems, and that wired controllers are a thing of the past. This page provides an overview of Skyworks’ front-end modules, low noise amplifiers, switches, and power detectors used in Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo consoles. These components help facilitate online play and wireless controller connectivity.
Generally speaking, Skyworks provides solutions for wireless controller connectivity and for WiFi connectivity. Their power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, switches, and front-end modules allow for higher data rates and longer range of operation. This ultimately results in higher QoS (quality of service). It’s especially important to use higher quality components in these systems where online multiplayer is concerned. The multiplayer aspect of gaming has exploded in popularity over the years, and having a solid and dependable WiFi connection helps to prevent lag time, freezing, and overall frustration in gamers.
For information on some of the different components Skyworks offers that are ideal for integration into video game consoles, click on the datasheet links below.