Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has launched a broad range of proprietary solutions optimized for next-generation 5G wireless infrastructure applications. The firm’s growing portfolio includes a family of high-efficiency amplifiers, switch low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), compact circulators and isolators, as well as more fully integrated solutions for sub-6GHz and millimetre-wave frequencies ─ all designed to meet the high-performance requirements of 5G base stations.
Specifically, Skyworks’ suite of miniature circulators is said to provide significant size advantages and leverages proprietary internal ferrite core procedures for improved isolation and reduced insertion loss. The firm’s high-power switches incorporate proven technology and patented design techniques to deliver products with fast switching speeds, increased power handling capabilities at extreme operating temperatures and low insertion loss. Given its vertically integrated supply chain ─ including diverse processes such as silicon, gallium arsenide and ceramics, and high volume manufacturing and test facilities ─ Skyworks says that customers are further benefiting from highly integrated, customized architectures. As a result, it is delivering a breadth of infrastructure devices that are powering 4G LTE and emerging 5G NR networks for leading European equipment manufacturers.
“Skyworks has strategically aligned our product development roadmap with 5G platforms,” says David Stasey, VP & general manager of diversified analog solutions. “We are well positioned to capitalize on emerging opportunities and are leading the way in semiconductor integration as carriers upgrade their wireless networks,” he reckons.