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5 December 2018

Skyworks unveils SkyOne Ultra 3.0 devices for automotive connectivity

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has introduced its suite of next-generation SkyOne Ultra 3.0 devices, designed specifically for advanced automotive applications.

The latest wireless solutions are derivatives of the SkyOne cellular platform, delivering robust, low-latency, high-bandwidth LTE connectivity in addition to extended operating temperature ranges and production lifetimes.

SkyOne Ultra 3.0 incorporates the key analog and RF functionality in both transmit and receive paths of LTE communications. Transmit devices contain power amplifier modules with SkyBlue technology for improved efficiency, as well as integrated duplexers (PAMiDs), low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) and antenna switches. Diversity receive (DRx) modules combine the necessary components within the LTE receive path including LNAs, filters and antenna switches.

Specifically, the suite comprises:

  • SKYA230xx – front-end modules with SkyBlue enabling technology, LNAs and integrated duplexers;
  • SKYA220xx – suite of power amplifiers;
  • SKYA250xx – DRx and MIMO modules; and
  • SKYA21xxx – discrete switches and LNA products.

The complete cellular solution is contained in a package of less than 40mm x 40mm, a critical element in meeting automotive-qualified network attached device (NAD) reliability requirements. Further, the connectivity engines can be regionally optimized for North American, European, Chinese and other SKUs to achieve additional cost savings.

The portfolio exceeds LTE CAT 16 requirements, is scalable to 5G new radio standards and supports all global cellular bands. Given their compatibility with all leading chipset providers and a simplified compliance process, the highly integrated architectures are being adopted by customers to reduce design complexity as well as time to market, says the firm.

“With the introduction of SkyOne Ultra 3.0 for automotive, Skyworks is enabling the full benefit of high-speed data and real-time communication in the connected car,” says Joel King, senior VP & general manager of mobile solutions for Skyworks. “At a higher level, in-vehicle technologies and rapidly changing standards are being adopted at a pace previously unheard of in the automotive industry – particularly with the advent of 5G and the move toward autonomous driving. Our differentiated portfolio takes seamless connectivity to the next level, making the driving experience increasingly smarter and safer,” he adds.

Embedded navigation systems, diagnostic capabilities, personalization services and other smart features are fueling consumer demand for connected cars. IHS Markit forecasts that worldwide sales will rise from 24 million units in 2015 to more than 72 million by 2023. Placing this growth in perspective, in eight years nearly 70% of the passenger vehicles sold will be transmitting data with external sources, bringing new services and business models to automotive markets.

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Skyworks unveils SkyOne Ultra 3.0 front-end module

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Visit:  www.skyworksinc.com/Products_SkyOne_Ultra_3_0_for_Automotive.aspx

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