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28 July 2008


Skyworks introduces RF subsystem

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, Mass, USA has introduced what it claims is the industry’s first highly integrated RF subsystem for GSM, GPRS and EDGE femtocell base stations and cellular repeaters. The new RF subsystem supports femtocell base station and cellular repeaters in GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800 and PCS1900 frequency bands.

“Skyworks’ new and innovative RF subsystem solves a variety of real-world issues that manufacturers face daily,” said Stan Swearingen, Skyworks’ vice president and general manager of Linear Products. “Ultimately, we’re enabling them to reap considerable benefits by reducing space, expense, and time-to-market.”

According to the firm, the dual-chip RF subsystem provides excellent linearity, blocker performance, dynamic range, and output power required by cellular operators, carriers and equipment manufacturers deploying femtocell base stations and cellular repeaters.

Skyworks adds that the market research firm In-Stat reports that worldwide femtocell subscriptions (installed devices) are forecast to grow to 40 million by 2011 and represent a market opportunity of over $4bn.

The RF subsystem is available now and is priced at $15.00 each in quantities of 10,000.

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