Skyworks Enabling World’s Smallest 4G LTE Datacards
New Family of Antenna Switch Modules Powering ZTE’s Datacards as well as
Multiple Smartphone and Tablet Platforms from other Leading OEMs
WOBURN, Mass. -- December 19, 2012
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it
is powering the world’s smallest 4G LTE datacards from ZTE with its newest
family of antenna switch modules. Skyworks’ devices, which combine switching
functionality for multiple LTE bands along with integrated GSM harmonic
filters and control circuitry, are also supporting several new smartphone and
tablet platforms from other leading OEMs.
Already available in Asia and Europe, the ZTE MF823 datacard offers consumers
fast and easy Internet connectivity. Utilizing Qualcomm’s second generation
LTE chip platform, the datacard is only 13 millimeters thick – nearly one
third the size of first generation LTE datacards. The average power
consumption of the MF823 has also been greatly reduced – using one third less
power and improving radiating properties with the lowest working temperature
in the industry. The datacard has also been optimized in terms of high
bandwidth, low delay and high communication rate to reduce dropped calls and
“Skyworks is delighted to be partnering with ZTE on solutions that enable high
speed Internet access without the need for a fixed line Internet connection or
public WiFi hotspot,” said Bradley C. Byk, senior vice president, worldwide
sales at Skyworks. “Our collaboration with ZTE is yet another example of how
we partner with leading customers to deliver comprehensive, high quality, low
cost and flexible solutions.”
With this latest design win, Skyworks continues to expand its partnership with
ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network
solutions, across multiple platforms including the Grand Era V985 smartphone,
the Vodafone-branded Smart Tab V71 and V11 tablets and two TD-SCDMA
smartphones launched with China Unicom.
About Skyworks’ Solutions Supporting ZTE
*SKY13404-466LF: a 0.4 – 2.7 gigahertz (GHz) single pole, 10 throw (SP10T)
antenna switch with an integrated general purpose input/output interface
(GPIO) and dual low-pass harmonic filters.
*SKY13416-485LF: a 0.1 – 3.0 GHz, single pole, six throw antenna diversity
switch with high linearity performance and low insertion loss.
*SKY13441: a 0.4 – 2.7 GHz SP10T antenna switch with and integrated GPIO
interface and dual low-pass harmonic filters.
*SKY18108-11: a 0.4 – 2.7 GHz single pole, nine throw antenna switch module
optimized for GSM/EDGE and TD-SCDMA systems.
*SKY77344: a power amplifier module (PAM) designed in compact form factor
for quad-band cellular handsets comprising GSM850/900, DCS1800 and
*SKY77351-13: a PAM designed in compact form factor for quad-band
GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular handsets.
*SKY77761-12: a PAM for CDMA/WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE in Band I that
covers 1920 – 1980 megahertz (MHz).
*SKY77768: a PAM for WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE in Band VIII that covers
880 – 915 MHz.
ZTE Corporation is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment
and network solutions. Founded in 1985, it is China’s largest listed telecoms
equipment company. Listed as an A-share company on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange
since 1997, the company was also listed on the Main Board of the Stock
Exchange in Hong Kong in 2004, becoming the first Chinese company to hold both
A and H shares.
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,
demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules,
hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display
solutions, mixers, modulators, 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:
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