Skyworks Introduces Industry’s First Multi-Band, Multi-Mode
FDD/TDD Power Amplifier for 4G LTE Applications
Technology Targeting China and Other Global Regions
WOBURN, MASS. − Dec. 16, 2008
--Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
(NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal
semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, today introduced the industry’s
first multi-mode and multi-band frequency division duplex (FDD)/time
division duplex (TDD) power amplifier module (PAM) for fourth generation
(4G) long term evolution (LTE) applications.
Skyworks’ PAM is also
the first product available specifically targeting LTE-TDD bands 38
and 40. LTE TDD is expected to become the dominant 4G standard mobile
operators utilize in China and other parts of the world. According to
Strategy Analytics, the global LTE handset market is expected to reach
150 million units by 2013.
new multi-mode, multi-band LTE power amplifier enables enhanced talk,
viewing and broadcast times, while complying with the stringent linearity
requirements across wide frequency ranges,” said Dr. Gene A. Tkachenko,
senior director of engineering responsible for LTE development at Skyworks.
“With this latest product offering, we continue to demonstrate our leadership
position in 4G and our commitment to providing innovative, cost-effective
wireless solutions to our customers.” About the SKY77441
The SKY77441 is a fully matched
16-pin surface mount module developed for LTE FDD (Band 7) and TDD (Bands
38 and 40) applications and covering the 2.3 to 2.7 gigahertz (GHz)
range. It delivers over 26 decibels (dBm) of linear power output with
full LTE resource block allocation under either quadrature phase-shift
keying (QPSK), or 16 quadrature amplitude modulations (QAM), and over
28 dBm of linear output power under wideband code division multiple
access (WCDMA) modulation. Small and efficient, the LTE FEM integrates
the input and output matching networks, the power amplification stages,
and the power detection in a single 4 x 4 x 0.85 millimeter (mm) package.
Integration of the PAM simplifies the design of the 4G-compatible
handset radios and data cards, as all the active radio frequency (RF)
circuitry is optimized within the single module component. Using Skyworks’
advanced indium gallium phosphide (InGaP) bipolar field effect transistor
(BiFET) design and Skyworks Green TM packaging solutions, the SKY77441
also supports low-operating voltage down to 3 volts (V) with high power
added efficiency, high reliability and quality.
Pricing and Availability
Samples of the SKY77441
PA are currently available, with volume production scheduled to begin
in 2009. For customized pricing, please contact
. About Skyworks
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance
analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity. The
company's power amplifiers, front-end modules and direct conversion
radios are at the heart of many of today's leading-edge multimedia handsets.
Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks also offers a diverse portfolio
of linear products that support automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure,
industrial and medical applications.
Headquartered in Woburn, Mass.,
Skyworks is worldwide with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service
facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information,
please visit Skyworks’ Web site at:
Senior Public Relations Manager
5221 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617-3073