News | February 24, 2014

Skyworks Enables Low-Cost Smartphones For Emerging Markets

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Family of Front-end Solutions Powering High Growth TD-LTE Market

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets introduced a suite of product stargeting low-cost smartphones for emerging, high growth markets.  Skyworks’ portfolio of scalable and flexible front-end solutions includes multib and power amplifiers, antenna switches and diversity modules for low to high end TD-LTE platforms.  These highly efficient solutions deliver enhanced functionality, support multiple modulation schemes and enable handset manufacturers to reduce the number of discrete components.  GTI, the industry association for the Global TDD Initiative, recently presented Skyworks with the 2014 GTI Innovation Award for developing products that address the performance, cost and size challenges of the TD-LTE market.

“Skyworks is excited to be capitalizing on the enormous LTE upgrade cycle and demand for low cost smartphones across emerging markets,” said Reza Kasnavi, vice president and general manager of open market platforms at Skyworks.  “Our high performance products provide customers with a complete system solution as well as a broad range of architectural implementation options.”

According to a January Credit Suisse report entitled, “Five Takeaways for Wireless”, LTE handsets will double in terms of volumes in 2014 to 537 million, and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent long term.  In addition, emerging markets will rise from 71 percent of volume to 80 percent long term, driving a CAGR of 20 percent.

About Skyworks’ Front-end Solutions

The SKY13418-485LF is a single-pole-eight-throw antenna switch.  The high linearity performance and low insertion loss enables main/diversity switching for LTE-based handsets, datacards and tablets.  The symmetric port designs provide flexibility in signal routing for receive diversity and higher power TD-SCDMA/TDD-LTE, WCDMA/FDD and LTE transmit/receive applications.

The SKY13473-569LF is a single-pole-ten-throw (SP10T) antenna switch with a mobile industry processor interface (MIPI®) and is part of a two-switch family.  Using advanced switching technologies, the device maintains low insertion loss and high isolation for both transmit and receive switching paths.

The SKY13477-001A is a three-pole-four-throw switch.  Switching is controlled by an integrated general purpose input/output interface with four control pins.  No external DC blocking capacitors are required as long as no DC voltage is applied on any RF path.

The SKY13498 is a SP10T antenna switch with an integrated MIPI® controller.  Using advanced switching technology, the switch maintains low insertion and high isolation, making it an ideal choice for UMTS, CDMA2000, EDGE, GSM and LTE applications.

The SKY77621-11 is a hybrid multimode, multiband power amplifier module (PAM) that supports 2.5G/3G/4G handsets, and operates efficiently in GSM, EGPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and LTE modes.  The PAM is fully programmable through a MIPI® interface.

The SKY77753 PAM is a fully matched, 26-pad surface mount module (SMT) developed for FDD LTE, TD-SCDMA and TDD LTE applications.  The small and efficient module integrates three PA transmit paths, input and output matching, input switching for Bands 34 and 39, output switching for Bands 38, 40 and 41 and daisy-chained directional couplers in a single 5.0 x 3.5 x  0.9 millimeter (mm) package.

The SKY77754-11 PAM is a fully matched, 26-pad SMT developed for FDD, LTE, TD-SCDMA and TDD-LTE applications.  This small and efficient PAM integrates three PA transmit paths, input and output matching and daisy-chained directional couplers into a single 5.0 x 3.5 x 0.9 mm package.

The SKY77778-51 is a PAM that is a fully matched, 10-pad SMM developed for LTE applications.  The module includes broadband coverage of LTE FDD Band 7 and TDD Bands 38, 40, 41 and AXGP Band in a compact 2.0 x 2.5 mm package.  Attaining high efficiencies throughout the entire power range while meeting LTE’s stringent linearity requirements, the PAM delivers unsurpassed savings in current consumption for data-sensitive applications.

Skyworks at Mobile World Congress

Skyworks will be showcasing its product portfolio in Hall 6, Booth C41 (6C41) at Mobile World Congress being held February 24 – 27.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive, broadband, wireless infrastructure, energy management, GPS, industrial, medical, military, wireless networking, smartphone and tablet applications. The Company’s portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management devices, receivers, switches and technical ceramics. 

Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America.  For more information, visit www.skyworksinc.com.

SOURCE: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.