3 April 2017
Skyworks devices used in Sierra Wireless’ modules for IoT applications
Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) says that a broad suite of its 3G/4G connectivity solutions are being used by Sierra Wireless of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada - which provides mobile computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products for cellular networks - to power their AirPrime HL Series wireless modules targeting M2M and device-to-cloud applications.
In total, Sierra Wireless is utilizing 17 Skyworks devices spanning high-performance multi-mode, multi-band power amplifiers (MMPAs), transmit/receive front-end modules, RF switches and DC-DC converters. With the integration of Skyworks’ devices, Sierra Wireless’ modules combine voice and connectivity functionality that can be deployed in any region and on any wireless mobile network.
“By partnering with market leaders like Sierra Wireless, Skyworks is diversifying into new, fast-growing markets across the Internet of Things (IoT),” says Carlos Bori, VP of sales and marketing for Skyworks. “Our unique connectivity portfolio and integration capabilities enable us to solve our customers' challenges and deliver efficient, scalable solutions,” he adds.
“Sierra Wireless' HL Series modules provide unprecedented scalability between networks,” claims Dan Schieler, senior VP & general manager, OEM Solutions, at Sierra Wireless. “By leveraging Skyworks’ analog and RF expertise, we are able to support various data rates, enable global coverage and offer industrial-grade solutions for OEMs who are looking to standardize connectivity across multiple products and markets.”
According to a GSMA Intelligence report, global cellular M2M connections are increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25% from 2015 to nearly 1 billion by 2020.