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Skyworks Solutions Press Release - February 15, 2011
Skyworks Expands Family of Antenna Switch Modules
- New Solutions Address Size, Cost and Performance Requirements for New Markets and Platforms
Supporting Smart Phones, Tablets and Datacards
Spain—Feb. 15, 2011—Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed
signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today introduced a new family of antenna switch
modules (ASMs) for dual and triple-mode smart phones, tablets and datacards. These newest devices cover a wide
range of applications from low-cost 3G handsets to HSPA+/LTE-enabled datacentric devices such as high-end smart
phones, data dongles and tablets - - - all of which require design flexibility, high performance and
cost-effective architectures. Skyworks' comprehensive RF switch products are based on both gallium arsenide (GaAs)
and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technologies and complement its world-class front-end and power amplifier module
portfolio, allowing the company to capture additional dollar content per platform.
“Skyworks is excited to
be augmenting our broad GaAs and silicon based RF front-end solutions portfolio with these new SOI devices that
help address real market needs and enhance performance requirements,” said Gregory L. Waters, executive vice
president and general manager of front-end solutions at Skyworks. “Our ability to meet customers' needs on
multiple fronts and with highly integrated architectures, demonstrates the breadth and depth of Skyworks'
technology and capabilities in this demanding market.”
About Skyworks' Newest Antenna Switch
SKY13402-466LF is a GaAs pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) single-pole, ten-throw
(SP10T) antenna switch with an integrated mobility industry processor interface (MIPI) decoder and dual low-pass
harmonic filters. The switch has six transmit (Tx)/receive (Rx) ports that make it ideal for any combination of
2G/3G multimode cellular applications. Using advanced switching technologies, the device maintains low insertion
loss and high isolation for both Tx and Rx switching paths. The switch also exhibits an excellent triple beat
ratio and 2nd/3rd order modulation distortion performance.
SKY18108 is a single-pole, nine-throw (SP9T) antenna switch front-end module packaged in a compact 3.2 x 2.5
millimeter (mm), 20-pin multi-chip module (MCM). The low-cost switch has three high linearity ports suitable for
transparent bridging (tri-band 3G/quad-band 2G or TD-SCDMA/2G multi-mode handsets and datacards). The device is
based on SOI technology and includes Tx harmonic filters. It is designed for dual mode, high power switching
applications that require low insertion loss. The ASM is also optimized for both GSM/EDGE/WCDMA and TD-SCDMA
SKY18110 is a single-pole, eight-throw (SP8T) ASM packaged in a compact 3.2 x 3.2 mm, 20-pin MCM for use in
multi mode, high power band switching applications that demand low-insertion loss. The ASM has six high linearity
ports providing full flexibility for 2G GSM/EDGE, 3G and LTE handsets and datacards. It is based on SOI technology
and includes Tx harmonic filters.
SKY18116 is a SP8T antenna ASM packaged in a compact 3.2 x 2.5 mm, 18-pin MCM designed for dual and tri mode,
high power band switching applications that require low-insertion loss. The ASM has six high linearity ports
providing full flexibility for 2G, 3G and LTE handsets and datacards. It is based on SOI technology and includes
Tx harmonic filters and is optimized for GSM/EDGE, WCDMA and LTE systems.
SKY18118 is a SP10T switch FEM packaged in a compact 3.5 x 3.2 mm, 20-pin MCM. The FEM has five high linearity
ports providing full flexibility for 2G, 3G and LTE handsets and datacards. It is based on SOI technology and
includes Tx harmonic filters as well as 2G Rx surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters and is optimized for compact
layout and highly integrated RF front end customer solutions.
Pricing and Availability
Samples of Skyworks' new ASMs are currently available and will commence volume production in the
second half of 2011. For pricing please contact
Skyworks at Mobile World Congress
Skyworks will be showcasing its product portfolio in Hall 8, Stand C132 at Mobile World Congress being held
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: www.skyworksinc.com.
SOURCE: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
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Date Posted 2/16/2011