Skyworks Solutions Press Release - June 8, 2011
Skyworks Unveils Industry’s First Stand-Alone, High-Dynamic Range Power Detectors for 3G and LTE Smart Phones
-- Addresses Market Need While Expanding the Company’s Portfolio
of High-Precision Analog Solutions
Mass., June 23, 2011—Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed
signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today expanded its product portfolio by adding high
dynamic range power detectors for smart phones and datacards. Skyworks’ RF detectors are an industry first and
address the market’s need for small, stand-alone solutions that are compatible with various baseband architectures
and accommodate multiple 3G and LTE band combinations. In addition, these innovative devices have been designed
to work with the SKY7770X and SKY7772X series of 3G and 4G power amplifiers to expand the compatibility of the
integrated daisy chain coupler for the majority of basebands and transceivers.
The detectors’ small size
(1.2 mm x 1.5 mm) minimizes board space requirements, while their higher dynamic range increases power control and
improves total radiated power performance. Their low current consumption enables both longer standby and talk
times, and their high off-state impedance level is particularly beneficial for today’s demanding, high-end 3G
“We are delighted to once again be at the forefront of technology innovation,” said Gregory
L. Waters, executive vice president and general manager of front-end solutions at Skyworks. “Skyworks’ new power
detectors are highly compatible with other solutions from our portfolio and allow us to offer our customers a full
end-to-end solution for smart phones and data cards.”
About Skyworks’ Power Detectors
SKY77002 is a stand-alone,
high dynamic range power detector designed for use in smart phones and data cards in conjunction with Skyworks’
power amplifiers in 3G and LTE applications. The detector is manufactured with Skyworks’ gallium arsenide
heterojunction bipolar transistor process offering state-of-the-art reliability, temperature stability and
ruggedness. The SKY77002 detector circuit technology is optimally aligned for transceivers that require external
detection for power control. Exceptional temperature and voltage compensation maintains accuracy over extreme
operating conditions. The detector presents high off-state impedance to the transceiver to minimize loading other
detectors connected to the input line. The SKY77002 is packaged in the quad flat no-lead package and is fully
compliant with current restriction of hazardous substances requirements.
Pricing and Availability
Skyworks’ new RF detectors are currently available. For pricing 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: www.skyworksinc.com.
SOURCE: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
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Date Posted 6/24/2011
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