Skyworks Introduces Family of Scalable Antenna Switch Solutions Supporting
LTE and Carrier Aggregation
Modem Agnostic Portfolio is Compatible with All Chipset Providers
Mobile World Congress 2014
WOBURN, Mass. -- February 26, 2014
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today unveiled a
set of antenna switch solutions supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced and
next-generation carrier aggregation architectures. The portfolio includes
highly integrated antenna switch modules (ASM) as well as transmit and receive
diversity switches. The dual-mode MIPI® RFFE-compliant modules are modem
agnostic, making them compatible with every leading chipset provider.
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 providing consumers
an enriched data experience regardless of location.
“With the addition of these high performance modules and analog control ICs,
Skyworks now offers smartphone providers the broadest and most scalable
solutions to meet demanding carrier aggregation requirements,” said David
Stasey, vice president and general manager of analog solutions at Skyworks.
“OEMs can quickly modify their RF front-ends and adapt to multiple band
configurations, providing a high level of design flexibility to support
differing regional band requirements.”
About Skyworks’ Antenna Switch Portfolio Supporting LTE, LTE Advanced and
Designed specifically for carrier aggregation, the SKY13530
(dual-pole-ten-throw), SKY13532 (dual-pole-14-throw) and SKY13535
(dual-pole-21-throw) ASM portfolio has independent programmable registers for
low band and mid-high band switch banks, allowing for multiple carrier
aggregation band combinations. This flexibility provides rapid regional
customization for smartphone and modem manufacturers. In addition, the low
band switch banks are optimized for improved harmonic suppression.
In conjunction with Skyworks’ carrier aggregation LTE portfolio, the company
is releasing single output ASMs to support non-carrier aggregation
implementations of the LTE rollout. The SKY13491-21
(single-pole-fourteen-throw), SKY13492 (single-pole-sixteen-throw), SKY13488
(single-pole-twelve-throw) and SKY13498 (single-pole-ten-throw) provide
scalability in non-carrier aggregation SKUs.
Both carrier aggregation and non-carrier aggregation antenna switches feature
an integrated dual mode MIPI® RFFE controller. Common truth tables and common
footprint philosophy allow for system scalability and programming code reuse
to expedite front-end modifications at Skyworks’ customer design center.
Skyworks at Mobile World Congress
Skyworks will be showcasing its product portfolio in Hall 6, Booth C41 (6C41)
at Mobile World Congress being held February 24 – 27.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog
semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive,
broadband, wireless 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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