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Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced the company’s extensive portfolio of long-term evolution (LTE) power amplifier and front-end modules is now supporting the M710 solution from ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless semiconductors and platforms.
LTE is emerging as the 4G standard of choice worldwide for mobile broadband systems. These 4G systems are expected to significantly boost network throughput, improve spectral efficiency and performance, reduce latency, simplify roaming and further drive economies of scale. According to Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), LTE network commitments increased 100 percent in the last eight months with 51 networks in 24 countries worldwide currently committed to LTE. All major handset OEMs, infrastructure suppliers, and operators worldwide are now committed to this technology with multiple trials underway.
Skyworks’ family of LTE products, which includes four front-end modules in addition to two power amplifier modules, provide the most complete and flexible set of options for manufacturers developing and building 4G-enabled handsets, basestations, wireless PC cards, and a host of other embedded solutions.
The portfolio includes the industry’s first LTE front-end modules for Bands I, IV, VII and VIII (the SKY77445, SKY77455, SKY77456 and SKY77458) for worldwide applications, and the industry’s first power amplifier modules supporting LTE-FDD for North America (the SKY77449 and SKY77453).
“Skyworks is pleased to be supporting ST-Ericsson as they deliver innovative technology, enabling devices for consumers requiring access to high-speed mobile broadband and global coverage,” said Dr. Gene A. Tkachenko, Senior Director of Engineering at Skyworks. “Through our leadership technology we are enabling next-generation platforms across a wide range of frequencies and applications worldwide.”