Microwave Journal

Skyworks enabling next generation over-the-top set top boxes

February 2, 2015

Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, announced that it is ramping front-end modules, wireless connectivity switches, power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers and power management solutions for streaming media and smart TV applications supporting OEMs such as Roku, Google, Amazon and Samsung. Over-the-top (OTT) content provided through set top boxes is one of the fastest growing media segments as consumers migrate towards high-end streaming solutions across multiple devices. Skyworks' highly innovative products deliver best-in-class WiFi media performance and support ultra-high definition/4K resolution.

"Skyworks' analog and RF solutions are being leveraged across multiple next generation platforms consumers are embracing to stream content throughout the home," said John O'Neill, vice president of broad markets for Skyworks. "Our design win momentum demonstrates how we are leveraging our expansive portfolio and deep product pipeline to capitalize on the demand for system level solutions enabling wireless connectivity in new markets and ecosystems."

According to Barbara Kraus, director of research at Parks Associates, nearly 50 percent of video content that U.S. consumers watch on a television is on demand or time shifted. This is up from 38 percent in 2010, reflecting the rapidly changing market and move towards new digital media. In fact, a recent report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers states that OTT television streaming will grow to be a $10.1 billion segment in 2018, up from just $3.3 billion in 2013.

About Skyworks' Solutions for Over-the-Top Platforms

SE2433T - a high performance power amplifier optimized for ZigBee® and 802.15.4 applications. The amplifier is designed for ease of use and maximum flexibility with an integrated input match and a digital enable control.

SE2577L - a dual-band, 802.11ac WLAN RF front-end module that provides the functionality of transmit/receive switches, diplex isolation filters, as well as harmonic and spurious rejection filters.

SKY85203-11 - a 2.4 GHz, 802.11ac front-end solution that integrates a single-pole, triple-throw (SP3T) switch and low-noise amplifier with a bypass mode.

SKY85711-21 - a 5 GHz front-end module incorporating a single-pole, double-throw transmit/receive switch, a low-noise amplifier with bypass, and a power amplifier.

AAT1153 - a 1.2MHz constant frequency, current mode, pulse width modulation step-down converter that is ideal for equipment requiring very high current (up to 2A) while still achieving over 90 percent efficiency during peak load conditions.

For more information, please visit Skyworks' website at: www.skyworksinc.com.