Skyworks Enables World's First Commercial LTE Device
Powers Samsung’s High Speed 4G USB Modem
Mass. – July 12, 2010--Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed
signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that Samsung Electronics is
leveraging one of its power amplifier (PA) modules for the GT-B3710 – a high speed fourth generation (4G) USB
modem that is the world’s first long-term evolution (LTE)-commercialized device. Small and efficient, the SKY77706
LTE PA module is designed for multiple handset and data card applications and allows consumers to enjoy the
benefits of high-speed data services such as advanced Web TV broadcasting, online gaming and Web conferencing.
Today’s 4G systems offer a comprehensive solution where data and streamed multimedia can be given to users
anytime, anywhere at higher data rates than previous generation networks.
and Samsung are pleased to develop LTE technologies for today’s leading handset OEMs, infrastructure suppliers,
and operators worldwide,” said Dr. Gene A. Tkachenko, senior director of engineering at Skyworks. “With LTE
network commitments increasing worldwide, Skyworks is once again at the forefront of enabling next-generation
solutions to help boost network throughput, improve efficiency and performance, and simplify roaming to deliver
the ultimate consumer experience regardless of the platform.”
About Samsung’s GT-B3710 LTE USB
Modem The GT-B3710 can be connected to laptop computers or other portable devices via
universal-serial bus (USB). It incorporates Samsung’s in-house developed LTE modem chip supporting the 2.6
gigahertz (GHz) band for LTE service. Samsung’s LTE solution is fully compliant with the latest 3rd Generation
Partnership Project (3GPP) LTE Release 8 (Rel-8) standard.
About Skyworks’ LTE Product
SKY77706 PAM is a fully matched, surface mount module developed for LTE/EUTRAN applications. This small and
efficient module packs full coverage of LTE FDD Band VII into a single compact package. The device meets the
stringent spectral linearity requirements of LTE modulation with QPSK/16QAM modulations from 1.4 megahertz (MHz)
to 20 MHz bandwidth and full or partial resource block allocations with high power added efficiency (PAE).
The single gallium arsenide (GaAs) microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) contains all active
circuitry in the module, including the PA, input, and interstage matching. The SKY77706 is manufactured using
Skyworks’ bipolar field effect transistor (BiFET) process which provides for all positive voltage direct current
(DC) supply operation while maintaining high efficiency and good linearity.
Skyworks' family of LTE
products provide the most complete and flexible set of options for manufacturers developing and building
4G-enabled handsets, basestations, wireless PC cards, and a host of other embedded solutions.
In addition to the SKY77706, Skyworks portfolio includes the industry’s first multi-band multi-mode PA module
supporting LTE FDD (Band VII) and TDD (Bands 38 and 40) for worldwide applications, including China (the
SKY77441), the industry's first LTE front-end modules for Bands I, IV, VII and VIII (the
SKY77458) for worldwide applications, and the industry's first power amplifier modules supporting LTE-FDD for
North America (the
About Skyworks 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
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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