Skyworks Solutions announced that its SkyOne® Ultra 2.5 and diversity receive (DRx™) modules for mobile applications have been adopted by some of the world’s leading machine-to-machine (M2M) module manufacturers to provide high performance, high speed 4G LTE capability. These fully integrated and tested systems, packaged in extremely small form factors, enable M2M suppliers including Fibocom, Sierra Wireless and Telit to extend plug-and-play, high speed cellular connectivity across an endless array of IoT products and applications — in any global region and on any wireless network.
SkyOne® Ultra 2.5 covers over 20 LTE frequency bands in a complete front-end solution, including power amplification, duplex filtering and antenna switching. Skyworks’ DRx™ improves receiver sensitivity and cell edge performance, while addressing all major downlink carrier aggregation combinations. This highly differentiated solution integrates low noise amplification, receive filtering and band switching. By supporting global and regionally optimized SKUs in the same PCB footprint, these platforms enable cost-effective, high performance architectures with ultimate flexibility.
According to a recent Cisco VNI report, M2M will be one of the fastest growing mobile connection vehicles, as global IoT applications continue to gain traction in consumer and business environments. Cisco forecasts that globally, M2M connections will grow from 780 million in 2016 to 3.3 billion by 2021, at a compounded annual growth rate of 34 percent. M2M mobile connections will exceed a quarter of the total devices and connections by 2021, as devices evolve from 2G to 3G, 4G and higher technologies.
Carlos Bori, vice president of sales and marketing for Skyworks, said, “As always-on connectivity proliferates from mobile to the IoT, including M2M applications, there is an increasing demand for fully integrated, turnkey systems that can effectively connect everyone and everything, all the time. We’re excited to leverage our scale and technology leadership in mobile to accelerate the adoption of high speed cellular functionality in a growing number of new and innovative markets that depend on seamless wireless connectivity.”