Skyworks Launches Industry’s Highest Performance WLAN/WiFi Power Amplifier for HD Video Streaming
Expands Family of High Power Solutions Enabling Wireless Access to Multimedia and Streaming HD; Enhances
Linear Product Portfolio BOSTON
− IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) − June 10, 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 highest performance wireless local area
network (WLAN) and WiFi-certified power amplifier (PA) to meet demanding high-data rate applications such as
wireless high definition (HD) video transmission.
SKY65137, along with other solutions in this product family, serve as a media gateway, allowing wireless
access to a vast array of multimedia content from any room and replacing unwieldy cables currently required in the
home. Additional applications include high-performance video gaming, outdoor wide-range access points, and
“Skyworks’ new 5 GHz solution increases the range and data rates of existing conventional WiFi gateways and
clients, making it ideal for streaming video wirelessly in the home,” said Irene Song, director of marketing at
Skyworks. “We are delighted to be at the forefront of powering a consolidated multimedia console that will allow
consumers to wirelessly access their entire entertainment suite from any room.”
technologies, Skyworks linear products portfolio offers diverse standard and custom solutions supporting
automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, industrial, medical, military and mobile
handset applications, to name just a few.
About the Video Entertainment Networking Industry
Today’s market is driving toward higher
performance, higher data-rate wireless standards – particularly for video entertainment networking – which is
driving the need for larger and faster data pipes. Channel bonding, which extends bandwidth by bonding two
adjacent 20 MHz channels into a single channel, is one means of supporting this requirement. Of the two WiFi
frequency bands used today, the 5 GHz band (802.11a/n) supports many more WiFi channels than the 2.4 GHz band
(802.11b/g/n), making it more attractive to use for streaming video and other high data-rate applications. Besides
802.11a/n, additional 5 GHz standards such as wireless home digital interface (WHDI) are being used to enable HD
video transfer wirelessly in the home.
The SKY65137 WLAN/WiFi Power Amplifier
SKY65137 is a microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) PA with superior output power, linearity and
efficiency. The device is fabricated using Skyworks’ high reliability indium gallium phosphide (InGaP)
heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) technology.
The PA is also internally input-output matched in a
20-pin 6 x 6 millimeter (mm) multi-chip module (MCM) surface-mounted technology (SMT) package, which enables
customer ease-of-use and faster time-to-market, allowing for a high-performance solution. In addition, the
SKY65137 delivers 24 decibels (dBm) linear output power at less than 2.5 percent error vector magnitude (EVM).
This high output power level enables higher data rates at extended ranges.
Samples are available today, with volume production scheduled to commence in the third quarter this year. For
customized pricing, please contact
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:
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wireless semiconductor industry and the markets addressed by our, and our customers', products to economic
downturns; the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the
ability of our customers, to manage inventory; losses or curtailments of purchases or payments from key customers,
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evolving industry standards, and to identify opportunities in new markets; uncertainties of litigation, including
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and numbers, with the experience and capabilities, and at the compensation levels needed to implement our business
and product plans; lengthy product development cycles that impact the timing of new product introductions;
unfavorable changes in product mix; the quality of our products and any remediation costs; shorter than expected
product life cycles; problems or delays that we may face in shifting our products to smaller geometry process
technologies and in achieving higher levels of design integration; and our ability to continue to grow and
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