Skyworks Solutions Press Release - 2/17/2009
Skyworks Introduces the Most Comprehensive Portfolio of LTE Power Amplifiers and Front-End Modules
Solutions Cover Multiple Bands and Modes for 4G Handsets, PC Cards and Other Embedded Solutions
BARCELONA, Spain − Mobile World Congress − Feb. 17, 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 the industry’s broadest family of power amplifiers (PA) and front-end modules (FEM) for long-term evolution (LTE) applications. LTE has emerged as the dominant 4G standard with all major handset OEMs, infrastructure suppliers, and operators across the globe committed to this technology. According to Strategy Analytics, the global LTE handset market alone is expected to reach 150 million units by 2013.
This multi-band and multi-mode family of products, which now includes two new PA modules and four new FEMs, supports 13 frequency bands - - - the largest across the industry - - - and provides the most complete and flexible set of options for manufacturers developing and building 4G-enabled handsets, infrastructure basestations, wireless PC cards, and a variety of other embedded solutions. The portfolio includes the industry’s first PA modules supporting LTE-FDD for the United States (the SKY77449 and SKY77453) and LTE-TDD for China (the SKY77441); and the industry’s first LTE front-end module for Band VII.
“Skyworks’ newest product offerings solidify the company’s 4G leadership position and illustrate our commitment to providing the smallest, most cost-effective and highest performance wireless analog solutions,” said Dr. Gene A. Tkachenko, senior director of engineering responsible for LTE development at Skyworks. “Through our complete product portfolio, we are enabling multiple applications across a wide range of frequencies, supporting next-generation technologies worldwide.”
About Skyworks’ Newest LTE Power Amplifiers and Front-End Modules
The SKY77455, SKY77456, SKY77457 and SKY77458 -- compact front-end modules that support Bands I, IV/X, V/VI and VIII, respectively -- are fully matched and completely compliant for LTE, as well as HSDPA and WCDMA standards. These FEMs integrate the PA, interstage filter, input/output matching, power detection, and duplexer functionality in a small 4 x 7 millimeter (mm) form factor.
The SKY77449 for Bands XIII and XIV, and the SKY77453 for Bands XII and XVII, are both fully matched PA modules developed for 4G LTE/EUTRAN standards. They integrate all active RF circuitry, including the input, interstage and output matching circuits and power detector functionality within a single 4 x 4 x 0.85 mm low-profile package.
Using Skyworks' advanced indium gallium phosphide (InGaP) bipolar field effect transistor (BiFET) design, which provides advanced bias and detection architecture implementation, and Skyworks GreenTM packaging solutions, the family also supports low-operating voltage down to 3 volts (V) with high power added efficiency (PAE), high reliability and quality. The portfolio also delivers high linear power under quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK), 16 quadrature amplitude modulations (QAM), and wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) modulation, with up to 20 megahertz (MHz) in bandwidth and partial or full resource block allocation.
The SKY77445 PA module for Band VII and the SKY77441 FEM for Bands 38 and 40 were introduced in 2008 and complete this newly expanded LTE product family.
Pricing and Availability
Samples of all new devices are currently available, with volume production scheduled to begin this year. For customized pricing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skyworks at 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 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.
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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
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Date Posted 2/20/2009