27 February 2012

Skyworks unveils family of PAs and front-end modules for data-intensive mobile platforms

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures high-reliability analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has introduced several new 3G and 4G high-efficiency front-end solutions for smartphones, tablets and wireless data modules. The ‘SkyHi’ solutions deliver what is claimed to be industry-leading power-added efficiency performance for data-intensive mobile platforms, extending battery life, reducing the radio footprint and simplifying calibration for manufacturers.

“Today’s applications and devices require improved efficiency at high power,” says Thomas J. Richter, senior marketing director of front-end solutions. “Skyworks’ new family of SkyHi amplifiers and front-end modules deliver close to 50% power-added efficiency, and offer a path to even higher efficiency when utilized in an envelope tracking system,” he adds.

Telecoms equipment and services provider Ericsson estimates that the global number of mobile broadband subscribers is rising at a compounded annual growth rate of 44% from more than 500 million in 2010 to more than 2.5 billion in 2014.

The SkyHi family comprises the following front-end products:

  • SKY77619 (for bands I, II, III, IV, V and VIII) - a multimode, multiband power amplifier module (PAM) that supports 2.5G/3G and 4G handsets and operates efficiently in GSM, EGPRS, EDGE, WCDMA and LTE modes;
  • SKY77733 (for bands XIII/XIV) and SKY77737 (for bands XII/XVII) - fully matched surface-mount PAMs developed for LTE applications;
  • SKY77751 and SKY77752 - dual-band PAs supporting either bands I and VIII or II and V (coming in a 3mm x 4mm package and having either a single RF input or dual RF input for CDMA and WCDMA applications);
  • SKY77761 - a PAM that is a fully matched 10-pad surface-mount module developed for WCDMA applications; and
  • SKY77762, SKY77764, SKY77765 and SKY77768 - PAMs supporting band I, II, IV, V and VIII, respectively (developed for CDMA, WCDMA and LTE applications).

Skyworks is showcasing its product portfolio in Hall 8, Stand C132 at this week’s 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (27 February– 1 March).

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