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3 May 2016

Skyworks adds next-gen Wi-Fi front-end modules to extend connectivity range and boost smartphone performance

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has expanded its mobile connectivity product portfolio by adding several new wireless networking solutions. The new front-end modules leverage proprietary design techniques to extend the range of connected devices and improve overall system performance - in a much smaller footprint than alternative options available currently on the market, it is claimed.

According to Cisco VNI Mobile, smartphones and phablets are expected to comprise nearly 50% of all global devices by 2020, with more than half of all traffic from these platforms being offloaded to fixed networks by Wi-Fi. OEMs are hence seeking high-performance solutions that can manage this amount of data and deliver a seamless consumer experience.

The new SKY85312-11 and SKY85720-11 contain integrated power amplifiers and low-noise amplifiers, enhancing transmit power and improving system-on-a-chip receiver sensitivity, respectively. Integrated switches and power detectors also eliminate the need for external components and enable power setting without external couplers.

"Skyworks' next-generation Wi-Fi front-end modules provide a highly integrated, turnkey solution for smartphones and Internet of Things applications," says Bill Vaillancourt, VP & general manager of Mobile Connectivity for Skyworks. "Given our systems expertise, we simplify increasingly complex front-end requirements for our customers and, in turn, enable unprecedented connectivity with gains in speed and range." 

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Visit: www.skyworksinc.com/Product/3160/SKY85312-11

Visit: www.skyworksinc.com/Product/3161/SKY85720-11

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