Skyworks Introduces Industry's First Front-End Module for 3.9G Wireless Applications
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, today introduced the industry's first front-end module (FEM) for 3.9G wireless applications. The SKY77445 FEM is designed for long term evolution (LTE) and evolved universal mobile telecommunication systems (UMTS) terrestrial radio access network (EUTRAN) applications. The solution is currently sampling and demonstration is available this week at Mobile World Congress. "Skyworks' new wireless solution provides outstanding linear power performance and a high level of integration in a very compact size," said Dr. Gene A. Tkachenko, senior director of engineering responsible for LTE development at Skyworks. "With ease-of-use and low-current dissipation, we're leading the way in 3.9G applications while still providing an attractive cost for our handset and mobile connectivity customers. The new solution leverages Skyworks' unique advanced technology portfolio including bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters, heterostructure bipolar transistors (HBT) and advanced packaging, all developed internally and optimally integrated in the new module." About the SKY77445 The SKY77445 Band VII (2.6 GHz) high integration FEM is a fully matched, 16-pin surface mount module. Small and efficient, the LTE FEM integrates the power amplifier (PA), interstage filter, input and output matching, power detection, and duplexer in a single 4 x 7 x 1.1 mm package. The FEM provides excellent TX attenuation in the RX band, and operates at a low voltage of 3.3V with high linearity and efficiency. In addition, the solution meets stringent adjacent channel power radio (ACPR) and error vector magnitude (EVM) requirements as demanded by the LTE/EUTRAN standards. Pricing and Availability Samples of the SKY77445 FEM are currently available, with volume production scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2009. For customized pricing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.