Skyworks Launches Industry’s Widest Frequency Range Integrated
Solutions Enable Expanded Capacity to Support Increasing Mobile Data Traffic
Synthesizers for 3G/4G Base Stations
Mass., March 23, 2010 – 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 first suite of
high performance broadband synthesizers spanning ultra wide frequency ranges from 375 MHz to 5.6 GHz. Skyworks’
new device, which is designed to cover all GSM, WCDMA and LTE frequency bands with one device, supports the
world’s leading 3G and 4G base station providers including Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel/Lucent, and
Nokia/Siemens. Leveraging state-of-the-art design techniques, Skyworks has been able to deliver very stringent
requirements all on a single silicon die.
’s performance allows radio designers to support increasing levels of voice and data traffic volumes,
enables design flexibility across multiple applications, and is applicable for use in microwave-link and
software-defined radios. With the addition of this new synthesizer, Skyworks continues to broaden its
infrastructure and linear products portfolio. At a higher level, the company is capitalizing on mobile Internet
applications – supporting both handsets as well as infrastructure networks.
According to Cisco, mobile data
traffic volumes are projected to increase at a compounded annual growth rate of 131 percent from 2008 to 2013. As
a result, mobile operators will need to begin to install new base stations, routers and backhaul network equipment
starting now to avoid network traffic jams and to preserve their highly profitable data service revenue.
Furthermore, upgrades and expansion to existing infrastructure will be needed – requiring increased analog and
mixed signal content. The
addresses these needs and does so with one common device for all platforms.
pleased to be expanding its product portfolio with a solution offering the broadest frequency range available on
the market today,” said Wesley Boyd, director of marketing at Skyworks. “This breakthrough synthesizer enables
customers to implement a one-chip solution for all frequencies versus more than ten different discrete solutions –
significantly reducing board size requirements, cost, and streamlining customer supply logistics.”
is a wideband integer-N frequency synthesizer with an approximate 6 GHz locking range. This extremely
small 5 x 5 millimeter (mm) device includes four differential VCOs which, by applying internal VCO frequency
division, continuously cover the output frequency from 0.375 to 5.6 GHz.
The integrated phase noise from
100 Hz to 100 kHz measures less than 0.6 degree RMS at 960 MHz frequency. In addition, the phase noises at 100
kHz, 1 MHz and 3 MHz frequency offsets are -115 dBc/Hz, -143 dBc/Hz and 150 dBc/Hz respectively, making the
an ideal solution for GSM/EDGE, CDMA/WCDMA and LTE base station transceivers.
The SKY73134 is
controlled by a bi-directional read/write serial to parallel interface which allows flexible device configurations
that may be locked with an external VCO or external PLL, or be used as a divider chain only. Furthermore, the
device is a key building block for any radio system design including backhaul, military and satellite applications
that require a combination of high performance, low power and multi-purpose features.
Pricing and Availability
Volume production of the SKY73134 is scheduled to begin in April 2010. For pricing
information, please contact
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed
signal semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks offers diverse standard and custom linear products
supporting automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, industrial, medical, military and
mobile handset applications. The Company's portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, detectors, diodes,
directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, mixers/demodulators, phase
shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, receivers, switches and technical ceramics.
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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Date Posted 3/24/2010