Skyworks launches 5G antenna tuning solutions

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, has unveiled the latest solutions from its Sky5â„¢ portfolio, the company´s unifying platform enabling 5G applications, the company said.

Skyworks´ new wideband 16-state antenna aperture tuners are extremely compact and designed to deliver improved efficiency and enhanced bandwidth coverage ─ from 600 MHz to 6 GHz for LTE Advanced Pro to emerging 5G standards ─ across a wide range of mobile devices.

Antenna tuning plays a critical role in maintaining smartphone power efficiency and battery life, particularly as signal processing complexity continues to rise with the onset of 5G.

With smartphone manufacturers adding new features such as 4×4 multiple-in, multiple-out (MIMO) and 5G new radio (NR) for 2019 applications, next generation architectures must embed significantly more antennas. New bezel-less smartphones integrate anywhere from four to seven antennas to support future data demand versus the two to four average antenna count within today´s platforms.

At the same time, the migration to full screen infinity displays and expanded functionality limit the amount of board space available. Skyworks´ innovative antenna tuning solutions leverage proprietary design and process techniques to help drive antenna performance while meeting stringent linearity demands and size constraints.

The SKY5™−9256-701LF advanced aperture tuner features reliable linear operation and extremely low Ron (1.1ohm) and Coff (145fF) to deliver superior antenna performance, allowing system designers to recover the 1.5 to 3 dB gain degradation caused by shrinking antenna sizes. The MIPI®-controlled, 16-state capability of the tuner also gives engineers the ability to combine arms for even smaller Ron and Coff. Excellent harmonics are delivered throughout the operating range, assisting customers with achieving RSE requirements and passing certification.

Skyworks is leveraging its vast technology expertise to meet requirements for low, mid, high, and ultra-high cellular frequency bands. All Sky5™ solutions support new 5G waveforms and spectrum in addition to enhanced carrier aggregation and dual connectivity (4G/5G) while delivering exceptional levels of integration and performance. Sky5™ products also offer MIPI® interface and are highly flexible featuring customizable architectures that help deliver breakthrough performance, footprint and power efficiency with 100 MHz CP-OFDM modulation.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.

Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America and is a member of the S&P 500® and Nasdaq-100® market indices (NASDAQ: SWKS). For more information, visit Skyworks´ website at: www.skyworksinc.com.