8 January 2020
Skyworks’ wireless engines powering smart home security systems
Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) says that its proprietary solutions are powering essential connectivity in platforms across the growing smart home security segment. Leading brands including Amazon, Arlo, Google, Honeywell and Ring have adopted Skyworks’ highly integrated architectures in their newest surveillance systems and video doorbells.
Skyworks says that its wireless engines deliver extended range as well as maximum power and efficiency in a compact form-factor, enabling features such as live HD video feeds, remote siren activation and two-way communication from a mobile device. Its technology also facilitates cloud connectivity for data and video storage features in these emerging IoT applications.
The rapid proliferation of home security systems is providing end users with the ability to monitor their residence remotely. According to a Strategy Analytics report in October, global surveillance home camera sales will surge at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% from about 54 million units in 2019 to more than 111 million units by 2023. The market research firm also predicts that the growth in consumer spending on video doorbells will be the highest of any camera category over this period.
“Skyworks is uniquely delivering advanced architectures for short- and long-range connectivity throughout smart homes, empowering a multitude of IoT products,” says Carlos Bori, senior VP of sales & marketing. “From security cameras and sensors to doorbells, locks, appliances and lighting, our solutions are driving convenience, safety features, and efficiency.”
Skyworks’ highly integrated front-end modules for connected home applications include the SKY66420-11, SKY66421-11 and SKY66423-11 designed for LPWAN as well as the SKY66114-11, SKY66403-11, and SKY66405-11 which support Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth (including Low Energy). These security devices are also leveraging Skyworks’ high performance Wi-Fi front-end modules and switches including the SKY85337-11, SKY85746-11, SKY13370-374LF and SKY13698-694LF.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) in Las Vegas, Skyworks is hosting customer meetings (by appointment) at the Sands Expo (7–10 January).