Skyworks Introduces First FDD/TDD PA for 4G LTE
Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, introduced a multi-mode and multi-band frequency division duplex (FDD)/time division duplex (TDD) power amplifier module (PAM) for fourth generation (4G) long term evolution (LTE) applications.
Skyworks’ PAM is also the first product available specifically targeting LTE-TDD bands 38 and 40. LTE TDD is expected to become the dominant 4G standard mobile operators utilize in China and other parts of the world. According to Strategy Analytics, the global LTE handset market is expected to reach 150 million units by 2013.
“Skyworks’ new multi-mode, multi-band LTE power amplifier enables enhanced talk, viewing and broadcast times, while complying with the stringent linearity requirements across wide frequency ranges,” said Gene A. Tkachenko, senior director of engineering responsible for LTE development at Skyworks. “With this latest product offering, we continue to demonstrate our leadership position in 4G and our commitment to providing innovative, cost-effective wireless solutions to our customers.”