26 May 2010


Skyworks captures GSM/GPRS and EDGE design wins at MediaTek

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA, which makes linear products, power amplifiers, front-end modules and radio solutions for handset and infrastructure equipment, has captured design wins at MediaTek in support of several of its next-generation platforms targeting low-cost handsets in emerging markets.

MediaTek, a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia, supplies complete chipset solutions utilizing its own baseband processor, radio, multimedia and connectivity product offerings as well as the necessary software. MediaTek then leverages front-end solutions to offer a turnkey approach to manufacturers who supply mobile handsets to consumers around the world.

Skyworks' front-end solutions for MediaTek's MT6253 platform and other top-tier customers contain the best power-added efficiency performance over a broad power range, says Skyworks. In addition, Skyworks' compact and integrated total transmit solutions, consisting of a power amplifier (PA), switch module, and automatic power controller, reduce bill-of-material costs and overall board space.

"MT6253 is our first 2.5G system-on-chip, integrating all essential electronic components, including DBB, ABB, power management unit and RF transceiver," said JiChang Hsu, executive vice president at MediaTek. "It is rapidly ramping and is expected to be one of the main, high-volume runners in the coming years. Together with Skyworks' front-end modules, the MT6253 platform further reduces the material count and size of a complete mobile phone."

"Skyworks is delighted to be partnering with MediaTek as they meet the growing demand for mobile handset platforms in emerging markets," said Liam K. Griffin, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Skyworks.

The SKY77542 (880-915 and 1710-1785 MHz) and the SKY77543 (824-849 and 1850-1910 MHz) are transmit and receive (Tx-Rx) front-end modules (FEMs) with integrated power amplifier control (iPAC) for dual-band cellular handsets comprising global system for mobile communications (GSM) and personal communications system (PCS) operation. Designed in a low profile, compact form factor, the 6 x 7 millimeter (mm) multi-chip modules (MCMs) offer a complete transmit solution and provide receive paths from antenna to surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter. The FEMs also support Class 12 general packet radio service (GPRS) multi-slot operation.

The SKY77546 is a Tx-Rx FEM designed in compact form factor for dual-band cellular handsets comprising GSM900 and DCS1800 operation. The 6 x 7 mm FEM offers a complete transmit VCO-to-antenna and antenna-to-receive SAW filter solution that supports Class 12 GPRS multi-slot and enhanced data GSM environment (EDGE) operation for handsets and modules.

The SKY77552 is a quad-band Tx-Rx FEM with iPAC for cellular handsets comprising GSM and DCS/PCS operation. The device has quad-band capability in applications of United States or European dual-band platforms. Designed in a low profile, compact form factor, the FEM offers a complete transmit solution and provides receive paths from antenna to SAW filter. The device also supports Class 12 GPRS multi-slot operation.

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