WOBURN, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that its industry leading wireless connectivity front-end modules (FEMs) are being leveraged by Broadcom Corporation for use in several of the company’s 5G WiFi solutions, enabling some of the fastest download speeds available in access points, routers, DSL/cable gateways, PCs, smartphones and tablets. Skyworks’ complete 2.4 and 5 gigahertz (GHz) 802.11a/g/n/ac solutions integrate the power amplifier, filter, power detector, transmit/receive (T/R) switch, diplexer and associated matching in an ultra-compact form factor, delivering all the essential functionality from the output of the SOC to the antenna.
“Skyworks’ wireless connectivity modules provide world-class performance, making them an ideal choice for Broadcom’s reference designs.”
“With digital content consumption on the rise, particularly as consumers watch video on more devices and in more places around the home, Broadcom is closely collaborating with Skyworks to deliver solutions that offer the industry’s fastest wireless speeds and enhance the overall user experience,” said Dino Bekis, vice president, Marketing, Wireless Connectivity at Broadcom. “Skyworks’ wireless connectivity modules provide world-class performance, making them an ideal choice for Broadcom’s reference designs.”
“Skyworks is excited to be a part of Broadcom’s 5G WiFi platforms enabling next generation mobile devices and customer premise equipment,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and corporate general manager at Skyworks. “Broadcom and Skyworks have a long history of partnering to deliver market leading solutions with performance and cost advantages for both manufacturers and consumers. This engagement comes as market demand for 5G WiFi is accelerating across developed and emerging markets.”
By next year, 802.11ac is expected to be the dominant standard and its reach is expected to go well beyond just smartphones, tablets and computers. According to a study by Strategy Analytics, sales of consumer devices compatible with 802.11ac, including routers and gateways, will grow and surpass one billion units by the end of 2015 and 2.8 billion in 2017. The 802.11ac deployment will initially involve smartphones and tablets with connected televisions, media players and other devices to follow.
About Broadcom’s 5G WiFi Solutions
By creating more reliable whole-home coverage, Broadcom's 5G WiFi technology overcomes the digital content and wireless device challenge. Broadcom's family of 5G WiFi solutions dramatically improves the wireless range in the home, allowing consumers to watch HD-quality video from more devices, in more places, simultaneously. The increased speed enables consumers to download web content from a mobile device faster and quickly synch large files, such as videos, in a fraction of the time. Visit www.broadcom.com to learn more.
About Skyworks’ Mobile Connectivity Solutions
Designed to meet stringent linearity conditions of 802.11ac standard, the SE5516A delivers < 2 percent error vector magnitude at rated AC power. All RF ports are matched to 50 Ω to simplify printed circuit board layout and the interface to the transceiver RFIC. The device also includes a transmitter power detector with 20 dB of dynamic range for each transmit chain. Each power amplifier (PA) has a separate digital enable control for transmitter on/off control. The power ramp rise/fall time is less than 0.4 µsec. It also provides a notch filter from 3.260 – 3.267 GHz prior to the input of each 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz PAs, respectively. The solution is housed in a 4 x 4 x 1 millimeter (mm), halogen and lead free, restriction of hazardous substances compliant, moisture sensitivity level, 3 land grid array package.
The SKY85302-11 is a complete 802.11ac WLAN RF FEM with a Bluetooth® port. The device provides all of the functionality of a fully matched PA, power detector, harmonic filter, low-noise amplifier (LNA) and single-pole, triple-throw switch. The FEM also provides a complete 2.4 GHz solution from the output of the transceiver to the antenna, and from the antenna to the input of the transceiver. The LNA increases the receive sensitivity of embedded solutions to improve range or to overcome the insertion loss of cellular filters, often included for mobile applications. In addition, the device includes a transmitter power detector with 20 dB of dynamic range, and a digital-enable control for transmitter power ramp on/off control. The FEM is also provided in an ultra-compact, 16-pin, 2.5 x 2.5 mm, quad-flat, no-lead (QFN) package.
The SKY85706-11 is a highly integrated, 5 GHz FEM incorporating a single-pole, double throw T/R switch, an LNA with bypass, and a PA intended for mobile/portable, 802.11n/ac applications and systems. An enable/disable function is included, allowing power savings during off mode. In addition, an integrated power detector with 20 dB of dynamic range is included to provide closed-loop power control within the system. The FEM is also provided in a compact, 16-pin, 2.5 x 2.5 QFN package.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, GPS, industrial, medical, military, wireless networking, smartphone and tablet applications. The Company’s portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management devices, receivers, switches and technical ceramics.
Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks’ Web site at: www.skyworksinc.com.
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