Skyworks Launches Next-Generation SkyOne™ Front-End Solutions
Support Carrier Aggregation, Additional Frequency
Bands and Industry Leading Basebands
with MIPI® Interfaces
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2014– Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
(NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad
range of end markets announced that it has unveiled its second-generation SkyOne™ platforms.
SkyOne™ is a family of fully optimized, scalable devices that integrate all of the
high-performance RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna into the
industry’s smallest footprint. These groundbreaking solutions also provide the world’s
best linearity and power added efficiency for smart RF integration. The newest
front-end solutions cover more frequency bands, integrate up to seven duplexers, support
carrier aggregation and provide standardized inputs for all leading chipsets that are MIPI®
“With the introduction of these next generation SkyOne™ platforms,
Skyworks is pushing the integration envelope and meeting demands for smartphones, tablets
and datacards requiring wider bandwidths being enabled by carrier aggregation,” said Joel
King, vice president and general manager of advanced market solutions at Skyworks. “By
utilizing our SkyOne™ solutions, mobile device OEMs no longer have to choose between size
and time-to-market. These devices deliver best-in-class performance, are highly customizable
and scalable as well as compatible with all leading chipsets.”
Skyworks has incorporated
breakthrough RF switching technology in its newest devices that are enabling early adopters
to implement carrier aggregation solutions. Carrier aggregation allows mobile service
providers to combine spectrum and increase data rate throughput by utilizing two or more
bands simultaneously instead of the single band method used currently, thereby giving
consumers an enriched data experience regardless of location.
Skyworks’ SkyOne™ devices
also support standardized inputs to industry leading basebands (MIPI® RFFE compatible) and
address both transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) switching paths. Skyworks’ carrier
aggregation switching solutions, which are compliant to tier-one, carrier-driven
specifications, are based on silicon-on-insulator wafer process technologies and available
in many different configurations.
About Skyworks’ SkyOne™ Front-end Solutions
- SkyOne™ is an 8 x 9 x 0.95 millimeter module with up to seven duplexers and a dual-pole, 19
throw antenna switch module (ASM) for models supporting carrier aggregation (CA) and single
pole, 16 throw ASMs for models without a CA requirement.
- SKY78021 is a hybrid,
multimode, multiband (MMMB) front-end module (FEM) that supports 2.5G, 3G/4G and CDMA
handsets and all standard carrier aggregation frequency band combinations through its
integrated dual pole 19 throw switch. This module operates efficiently in EDGE, GPRS,
GSM, HSPA, LTE and WCDMA modes.
SKY78026 are MMMB FEMs
supporting 2.5G, 3G/4G, CDMA and TDD-LTE handsets and operate efficiently in EDGE, GPRS,
GSM, HSPA, LTE, TDD-LTE and WCDMA modes. These modules integrate single pole, 16 throw
switches with internal IEC protection.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog
semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive, broadband, cellular
infrastructure, energy management, GPS, industrial, medical, military, wireless networking,
smartphone and tablet applications. The Company’s portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators,
circulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure
RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers/demodulators, optocouplers,
optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management
devices, 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:
Posted February 27, 2014