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Skyworks powers WNC's connected home solutions

October 2, 2013
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Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that it is partnering with Wistron NeWeb Corp., a leading ODM in Asia and supplier of connected home solutions for a number of branded OEMs.  WNC is leveraging Skyworks’ power management and ZigBee® front-end modules for several of their low-power RF devices that, among other things, allows consumers to turn lights on and off, automate appliances, monitor security cameras and control other things around the home from anywhere via their smartphone.

“WNC is pleased to be collaborating with Skyworks to deliver easily integrated products for the connected home,” said Fa Yu Chen, vice president of automotive and digital media business at WNC.  “Our ability to develop well thought out platforms from conception to volume production complements Skyworks’ best-in class solutions that together enable a better end-user experience.”

“With the connected home market expanding, Skyworks is delighted to work closely with WNC, a leading global manufacturer of products for smart home applications,” said Bradley C. Byk, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Skyworks. “Together we are creating innovative wireless solutions for brand-name enterprises, system operators and content service providers – ultimately allowing consumers to enjoy the full power of mobile connectivity.”

As cited in GSMA’s Vision of Smart Home: The Role of Mobile in the Home of the Future report, the combined revenue from the smart metering, home automation and home energy management segment is forecasted to generate more than $44 billion in 2016, according to market research companies ABI and Berg Insight.  The overall revenue potential of the smart home is expected to be even higher as devices from the entertainment, health and home security sectors also become connected.

The partnership with WNC expands Skyworks presence in the fast growing connected home market. Earlier this year, Skyworks similarly announced it is supporting SMC Networks for home security, monitoring and automation solutions.

About Skyworks’  Connected Home Solutions

  • AAT4712 is a programmed, current limited, P-channel, metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor power switch designed for high-side, load-switching applications.  With the programmed current limit, the integrated circuit ensures that the power ratings of the host are not exceeded and balances the system load and supercap-charging current automatically to provide enough system-load current in top priority.  The integrated discharge-path control assures that the system load can be supported in the short term until the input power has fully charged the supercap.
  • SE2432L is a 2.4 gigahertz (GHz), high performance, fully integrated RF front-end module (FEM) designed for ZigBee® and smart-energy applications.  Designed for ease-of-use and maximum flexibility, the FEM contains integrated, fully matched input baluns, integrated inter-stage matching and harmonic filter, and digital controls compatible with 1.6 – 3.6 volt (V) CMOS levels.  The RF blocks operate over a wide supply voltage range from 2.0 to 3.6 V, allowing the device to be used in battery-powered applications over a wide spectrum of the battery-discharge curve.

Pricing and Availability

Skyworks’ front-end solutions are currently available for both sampling and production.  For volume pricing, please contact sales@skyworksinc.com.

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