Skyworks Solutions Press Release - October 12, 2009
Skyworks Powers LG’s Next Generation of Multimedia HandsetsFlagship Phones Leveraging Skyworks’ Front-End Solutions
WOBURN, Mass. – October 12, 2009 – Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that it is powering several of LG Electronics’ newest multimedia handsets. In particular, Skyworks’ front-end solutions are at the heart of LG’s GM200, GR500 and KP500 - - - innovative platforms with enhanced touchscreen, audio, camera and messaging functionality.
“Skyworks is pleased to support LG with our family of high-quality 3G and 4G front-end solutions, particularly as they launch their suite of next generation, feature-rich mobile handsets,” said Liam K. Griffin, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Skyworks. “As a valued business partner, we look forward to further enhancing our relationship with LG as they increasingly expand their global mobile communications presence.”
About LG’s Newest Handsets
The LG-GM200 camera mobile phone has a 2.1 channel active sub-woofer with dual-side speakers, Dolby mobile, wireless FM radio with recording smart profiling, a 2 megapixel (MP) camera with video recording, Bluetooth® 2.0, MicroSD memory port, radio alarm, and up to 10 hours of talk time.
The innovative LG-GR500, or Xenon, features a large touch screen with vibration feedback and enhanced flash equating to increased functionality, full slideout 4-line QWERTY keyboard, music player, speaker independent voice commands, enhanced user interface, MicroSD memory port, 2 MP camera and camcorder with flash, is Bluetooth® capable, and offers advanced messaging.
The attractively-priced LG-KP500 utilizes a high-end full 3 inch touch screen phone with improved navigation to watch videos, play motion-sensor games, and look at photos. In addition, the handset contains an active flash user interface (UI), handwriting and editing functionality, auto-rotating display, and an embedded stylus pen.
About Skyworks’ Front-End Solutions
The small and efficient SKY77175 dual-band power amplifier (PA) for WCDMA/HSDPA band II (1850-1910 MHz), band V (824-849 MHz) is a fully matched, 14-pad surface-mount technology (SMT) module that meets the stringent spectral linearity requirements of WCDMA transmission, high power-added efficiency (PAE) for power output to 29 dBm (Band II) and 29 dBm (Band V), and a low current analog pad (VCONT) to improve efficiency for the low RF power range operation.
The SKY77340 PA module is designed in a compact-form factor for quad-band cellular handsets comprising GSM850/900, DCS1800, PCS1900, supporting gaussian minimum shift keying (GMSK) and linear EDGE modulation, and Class 12 GPRS multi-slot operation. Two separate HBT PA blocks supporting the GSM850/900 band and the DCS1800/PCS1900 band are fabricated onto indium gallium arsenide (InGaP) die. Inputs and outputs are impedance-matched to 50 ohms, and a custom complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) IC provides the internal MFC function and interface circuitry.
The SKY77521 transmit and receive (Tx-Rx) front-end module (FEM), designed in a very low profile (1 mm), contains compact form factor for quad-band cellular handsets comprising GSM850/900, DCS1800 and PCS1900 operation – making it a complete transmit VCO-to-antenna and antenna-to-receive surface-acoustic wave (SAW) filter solution. The FEM also supports Class 12 GPRS multi-slot operation and EDGE polar modulation. WCDMA switch-through support is provided by three dedicated high-linearity ports.
The SKY77531 Tx/Rx integrated phase and amplitude controller (iPAC) FEM is in a low profile compact form factor, and supports quad-band cellular handsets operating GSM850/900 and DCS1800/PCS1900, and Class 12 GPRS multi-slot operation. The module consists of separate GSM850/900 and DCS1800/PCS1900 PA blocks, 50-ohm impedance-matched inputs and outputs, TX harmonics filtering, high linearity and a low insertion loss pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) RF switch, and a PAC block with internal current sense resistor.
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: www.skyworksinc.com.
Senior Public Relations Manager
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
5221 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617-3073
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Date Posted 10/13/2009