Skyworks Solutions announced that Huawei's newest flagship P9 and P9 Plus smartphones are being enabled by 10 Skyworks ICs, from highly integrated modules to analog control ICs. Huawei's latest mobile platforms are using the low, mid and high band architectures of the SkyOne® Ultra 2.0, antenna tuners, power management devices and multi-throw switches.
SkyOne® Ultra 2.0 is a highly integrated, single SKU LTE platform with flexible antenna support and a baseband agnostic interface, containing SkyBlue™ technology to improve power efficiency and linear power capability. Skyworks' products address LTE advanced carrier aggregation and support up to nine global combinations, including the two most challenging mid-band/mid-band cases.
The following products are designed in Huawei's P9 and P9 Plus platforms:
- SKY78113 - Low Band 3G/4G Tx-Rx SkyOne® Module
- SKY78114 - Mid Band 3G/4G Tx-Rx SkyOne® Module
- SKY78117 - High Band 3G/4G Tx-Rx SkyOne® Module
- SKY77360-12 - 2G Power Amplifier Module
- SKY87020-11 - RF Front-end Power Management IC
- SKY19003 - Antenna Tuner
- SKY19225 - Antenna Tuner
- SKY13351 - Wi-Fi Single Pole, Double Throw Switch
- SKY13552 - Double Pole 12 Throw Switch
- SKY13598 - High Isolation Antenna Swap Switch
Read ABI Research's teardown of the P9 smartphone.
In 2012, Huawei became the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer and in 2015 was the first Chinese company to sell more than 100 million mobile phones in one year. According to a forecast by GfK, China smartphone demand in 2016 is stronger than expected and could reach 442 million units, an increase of seven percent when compared to last year.
Carlos Bori, vice president of sales and marketing for Skyworks, said, "Given our systems expertise and innovative designs, Skyworks is able to offer customers highly configurable and customized architectures that reduce complexity and deliver unparalleled performance. We are adeptly addressing carrier aggregation challenges and increasing frequency bands, while minimizing board size and optimizing battery life to provide competitive advantages and reduced time to market."