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.
This line of SPST and SPDT PIN diode switches feature high power handling, low insertion loss, high antenna-to-receive-isolation, a broad frequency range (20 MHz to 6 GHz), and much more. There are currently nine different SPST and SPDT models available in this series, all with varying maximum power, package sizes, operating frequency ranges, and more.
Skyworks is pleased to unveil five LTE Tx/Rx switches for smartphones and tablets. The SKY13414-485LF, SKY13415-485LF, SKY13416-485LF, SKY13417-485LF and SKY13418-485LF main/diversity antenna switches cover SP4T through SP8T, and allow up to eight bands of WCDMA/LTE.
Smartphone users have challenged (and will continue to challenge) mobile networks with the increased amounts of data they download. Though the wireless spectrum is vast, it’s still limited in its availability. Carrier aggregation is a technique that uses two or more bands at the same time to combine spectrum and increase data throughput, giving smartphone users a better data experience. Skyworks recently released two new antenna switches for use in carrier aggregation applications.
This single pole, 36 throw (SP36T) switch features multi-octave frequency range coverage, 70 dB min isolation, 1 W CW power handling, 7 dB max insertion loss, a single +5 V supply, 100 nsec switching speed, and low profile packaging.
These SP12T antenna switch modules cover the 0.4-2.7 GHz frequency range. They’re both ideal for applications involving 2G/3G/4G multimode cellular handsets as well as embedded data cards.
Low PIM switches by Dow-Key are now available in SPDT, DPDT and SP6T configurations with SMA or N-type connectors. These switches are specifically designed to 3rd order IM requirements below -160 dBc; at 1870 MHz and at approximately +43 dBm with carrier frequencies 1930 MHz and 1990 MHz.
This waveguide switch is available with both a manual and electrical drive type and with an E or H waveguide structure. Twelve different models are available, all with varying frequency ranges, switching times, loss, isolation, and average power. The line collectively covers the 2.6 to 40 GHz frequency range. For more information, download the datasheet.