Front-End Solution Powering LTE Devices: SkyLiTE™ 2.0
Addresses Carrier Aggregation Challenges via a Cost Optimized Platform; OPPO Leveraging SkyLiTE™ 2.0 in Upcoming Smartphone Launches
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, unveiled SkyLiTE™ 2.0, its next generation front-end solution powering LTE devices. This highly integrated platform provides smartphone manufacturers with a complete front-end system that meets today’s carrier aggregation (CA) design challenges. Building upon Skyworks’ successful first generation solution, the devices are baseband agnostic and incorporate amplification, switching, Wi-Fi filtering, and coupler functionality required to support all major FDD/TDD bands. SkyLiTE™ 2.0 addresses new global downlink CA performance standards with integrated diplexer and harmonic filtering functionality and is optimized for regional use, providing OEMs with scalable and reconfigurable architectures for faster time to market. OPPO, a global electronics and technology leader in China, is the first OEM to leverage the new SkyLiTE™ 2.0 in support of smartphones slated for launch later this month.
“Skyworks’ newest family of SkyLiTE™ solutions enable us to offer smartphone manufacturers a high performance, low cost platform that delivers ultimate flexibility while addressing carrier aggregation challenges,” said Carlos Bori, vice president of marketing for Skyworks. “With the enhanced capabilities of SkyLiTE™ 2.0, Skyworks is once again pushing the performance envelop and helping to simplify our customer’s design process via fully integrated modules. We’re particularly proud of our initial product engagement with OPPO and look forward to further enhancing their product offerings.”
“OPPO is pleased to be partnering with Skyworks, an industry leader in RF solutions,” said OPPO’s management. “By leveraging SkyLiTE™ 2.0, we are able to execute on our vision of delivering some of the most extraordinary mobile experiences through meticulous designs and smart technology.”
According to a September 2015 GfK Projector Model Report, LTE will represent approximately 49 percent of total handsets by 2016, up from 22 percent of total handsets in 2014. Skyworks’ SkyLiTE™ 2.0 solution targets this fast growing market segment.
About Skyworks’ SkyLiTE™ 2.0 Platform
- SKY77927-11 – a transmit/receive front-end module that offers a complete power amplifier and switching solution for advanced 2G/3G/4G cellular handsets.
- SKY77928-11 – a transmit/receive front-end module that offers a complete power amplifier and switching solution for advanced 2G/3G/4G cellular handsets with dual antenna.
- SKY77651-11 – a multimode multiband power amplifier module that supports 3G / 4G handsets and operates efficiently in CDMA, WCDMA, and LTE modes. The module is fully programmable through a Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI®).
- SKY77652-11 – is a multimode multiband power amplifier module that supports 3G / 4G handsets and operates efficiently in CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, and LTE modes. The module is fully programmable through a MIPI®.