Skyworks Solutions Press Release - May 25, 2010
Skyworks Launches Mid- and High-Power WiFi Power Amplifiers
Solutions Ideally Suited for 802.11n Access Points, Routers and Gateways
Calif. (IEEE MTT-S 2010) May 25, 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 new mid- and
high-power (2.4 - 2.5 gigahertz), highly efficient power amplifiers (PAs) for 802.11n multiple in/multiple out
(MIMO) access points, routers and gateways. These high-performance, small form factor solutions enable
multiple-transmit channels on printed circuit boards (PCBs), offering customers valuable configuration space
savings. In addition, the mid-power PA offers two operating points in a single-device, providing maximum customer
flexibility when developing platforms that meet varying performance requirements.
“Skyworks’ new and
innovative WiFi power amplifiers complement our leadership portfolio of wireless semiconductors,” said Liam K.
Griffin, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Skyworks. “These devices highlight Skyworks’ growing
suite of WiFi solutions designed to address the expanding opportunities in high-performance gateways, access
points, smart phones, media, and emerging mobile Internet access platforms.”
About Skyworks’ New Power Amplifiers
SKY65152-11 (20-pin, 6 x 6 mm) and the
SKY65165-11 (16-pin, 3 x 3 mm) are microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) PAs with superior output
power, linearity, and efficiency. These features make the PAs ideal for wireless local area network (WLAN)
applications. The high linearity, low EVM and high efficiency of these devices also make them ideal for use in the
transmit chain of WLAN access points and modems. The devices are fabricated using Skyworks’ high reliability
heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) indium gallium phosphide (InGaP) process, which allows for single supply
operation while maintaining high efficiency and good linearity. The
SKY65152-11 is a fully-matched PA, incorporating a directional power coupler for accurate power detection,
mounted in a multi-chip module (MCM) package, and the
SKY65165-11 is internally matched at the radio frequency (RF) input, includes integrated power detector,
biasing and is mounted in a quad flat no-lead (QFN) surface-mounted technology (SMT) package, which allows for a
highly manufacturable low-cost solution.
Pricing and Availability
SKY65152-11 and the
SKY65165-11 are available now. The
SKY65152-11 is priced at $1.58 each and the
SKY65165-11 is priced at $1.15 each in quantities of 10,000 devices. Volume production is scheduled to
commence in the fourth quarter of this year. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or
visit Skyworks’ Web site at:
Skyworks at IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) 2010
Skyworks will be exhibiting its products in booth # 3110 at MTT-S 2010, being held May 23-28.
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 5/25/2010