Skyworks Solutions Press Release - 2/16/2009
Skyworks Unveils Industry’s Smallest WCDMA
Power Amplifiers with Integrated Directional Couplers
Family of Single and Dual-Band Products Designed for Seamless Operation
with UMTS Chipsets;
Addresses Most Widely Used Frequency Bands
Spain − Mobile World Congress − Feb. 16, 2009--Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of
high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today introduced a
family of single and dual-band WCDMA power amplifiers (PA) for universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS)
applications that integrate the directional coupler, significantly reducing the phone board footprint and
The company’s expanded portfolio of front-end solutions now includes five of the
world’s smallest and highest performance UMTS PAs that support Bands I, II, IV, V and VIII, and two dual band PAs
that support the most popular band combinations – bands I/VIII and II/V. These compact solutions provide seamless
operation and offer high power added efficiency (PAE) at mid and low powers, significantly increasing talk times.
is proud to continue its tradition of delivering industry-leading solutions that meet today’s demanding 3G
requirements,” said Gregory L. Waters, executive vice president and general manager, front-end solutions. “Our
newest family of power amplifiers offers significant benefits to handset OEMs who must constantly address size,
cost and performance issues across a broad range of frequencies.”
Skyworks’ Family of WCDMA Power Amplifiers
Skyworks’ Intera™ portfolio now includes the:
SKY77186 for Band I: 1920-1980 MHz
SKY77187 for Band II: 1850-1910 MHz
SKY77188 for Band V, VI: 824-849 MHz
SKY77189 for Band VIII: 880-915 MHz
SKY77191 for Band IV, IX, X: 1710-1785 MHz
The five small and efficient 3 x 3 millimeter (mm) solutions
are fully matched, 10-pad surface mount modules. Because of high efficiencies attained throughout the entire power
range, the devices deliver unsurpassed talk-time advantages. They also meet stringent spectral linearity
requirements of high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) data transmission with high PAE.
SKY77195 for Bands I and VIII: 1920-1980 MHz and 880-915 MHz
SKY77196 for Bands II and V: 1850-1910 MHz and 824-849 MHz
The two 4 x 5 mm dual band PA modules
provide convenient solutions for these increasingly popular phone models. Skyworks’ revolutionary integration
techniques pack most of the external passive components into the modules, requiring only two external bypassing
capacitors for the two bands compared to 10-14 passives typically required with two single band PA modules. This
results in unmatched bill of materials count savings as well as up to 40-50 percent board area savings, enabling
OEMs to devote more functionality to the phone without increasing its size.
The single gallium arsenide (GaAs) microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) contains all active circuitry
in the module. The MMIC contains on-board bias circuitry, as well as input and interstage matching circuits.
Output match into a 50-ohm load is realized off-chip within the module package to optimize efficiency and power
The PA modules are manufactured with Skyworks’ indium gallium phosphide (InGaP) heterojunction
bipolar transistor (HBT) bipolar field effect transistor (BiFET) process that provides for all positive voltage DC
supply operation while maintaining high efficiency and good linearity.
Pricing and Availability
Samples are currently available, with volume production scheduled
to commence the quarter. For customized pricing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile World Congress
Skyworks will be showcasing its portfolio of Intera™ solutions in Hall 8,
Stand C132 at Mobile World Congress, being held February 16-19.
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
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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