Skyworks Unveils Family of Broadband Quadrature Modulators
for Cellular Infrastructure Market
-- Devices Support Growing Network Capacity Needs as
Mobile Data Traffic Increases
WOBURN, Mass., May 24, 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 three wideband quadrature
modulators for cellular infrastructure and high performance radio link applications. Skyworks' modulators
are the latest additions to its wireless infrastructure portfolio and designed to support the world's leading 3G
and 4G base station providers.
These new, fixed gain quadrature modulators deliver excellent phase accuracy and amplitude balance enabling
high performance for a variety of multi-carrier communication systems. In addition, Skyworks' new modulators
have greater than 500 megahertz (MHz) 3dB modulation bandwidth, a low noise floor, and a wide operating frequency
range that support multiband designs and network requirements.
According to a recent In-Stat Mobile Internet Group research report, infrastructure expenditures by mobile
operators will need to scale up by more than 40 percent in the coming years to meet fast approaching network
demand. As a result, mobile operators will not only need to install new base stations, routers and backhaul
network equipment, but will need to upgrade and expand existing infrastructure to avoid network traffic jams and
preserve their highly profitable data service revenue, all of which will require increased analog and mixed signal
“With the addition of these new modulators, Skyworks continues to capitalize on the network infrastructure side
of the mobile Internet phenomenon,” said Liam K. Griffin, Skyworks' executive vice president and general manager
of high performance analog. “Skyworks is pleased to offer our customers a multitude of high performance,
cost effective solutions as they build out their networks to support the staggering increase in mobile data
(for 1500 to 2700 MHz), the SKY73078 (for 500 to 1500 MHz), and the SKY73092 (for 400 to 6000 MHz), quadrature
modulators contain high linearity, excellent I/Q phase accuracy and amplitude balance – making the devices ideal
for use in high performance communication systems. The modulators accept two differential baseband inputs and a
single-ended local oscillator, and generate a single-ended RF output.
Pricing and Availability
Skyworks' new quadrature modulators are available now. 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
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.
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Date Posted 5/25/2011