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6 April 2016

Skyworks unveils SkyLiTE 2.0 front-end for carrier aggregation in LTE smartphones

Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor manufacturer Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA has unveiled SkyLiTE 2.0, its next-generation front-end solution powering LTE devices. The highly integrated platform provides smartphone makers with a complete front-end system that meets today's carrier aggregation (CA) design challenges.

Building on Skyworks' 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. China-based global electronics and technology service provider OPPO 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," says VP of marketing Carlos Bori. "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," he adds.  

According to a September 2015 GfK Projector Model Report, LTE will represent about 49% of total handsets by 2016, up from 22% of total handsets in 2014. Skyworks' SkyLiTE 2.0 solution targets this fast-growing market segment.

The SkyLiTE 2.0 platform comprises the following products:

  • SKY77927-11 - a transmit/receive front-end module that offers a complete power amplifier and switching solution for 2G/3G/4G cellular handsets. 
  • SKY77928-11 - a transmit/receive front-end module that offers a complete power amplifier and switching solution for 2G/3G/4G cellular handsets with dual antenna.  
  • SKY77651-11 - a multi-mode multi-band 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 - a multi-mode multi-band 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.

See related items:

Skyworks expands suite of SkyLiTE front-ends to support major SoC platforms and IoT with embedded cellular connections

Skyworks ramps suite of LTE solutions powering next-gen chipsets for emerging markets

Tags: Skyworks FEM

Visit: www.skyworksinc.com

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