Skyworks Launches Family of Solutions for the Rapidly Growing Small Cell Market

Skyworks has introduced a suite of solutions targeting emerging small cell applications. The new family of power efficient amplifiers meet stringent data rate and power consumption requirements for indoor and outdoor network systems. These innovative devices support the world’s most popular frequency bands and can be incorporated in FDD and TDD 4G LTE, 4.5G and 5G systems, as well as the recently launched Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

According to a recent research report, increasing demand for higher bandwidth spectrum, rising mobile data traffic on present networks, and telecom-based technological growth, are all boosting the demand for small cell networks. The increasing usage of smartphones and data services by consumers has resulted in huge data traffic over the current networks, leading to network congestion and dropped calls. Small cells can offload data from licensed spectrum/unlicensed spectrum by using the combination of technologies such as 2G, 3G, and LTE along with carrier grade Wi-Fi. As a result, it is expected that the global small cell networks market will grow from $1.1 billion in 2015 to $3.9 billion in 2020.

With the addition of these small cell solutions, Skyworks continues to expand its world class portfolio across another key segment of the wireless ecosystem. With growing wireless infrastructure at higher level, customers are increasingly requiring network scalable, power efficient and high performance RF solutions to meet carrier bandwidth demands. And believes that it is well positioned to meet these challenging product requirements in support of global roadmaps, particularly with 5G on the horizon.

The SKY6629x high-efficiency, four watt power amplifiers consists of the following:

For more information about Skyworks’ solutions for small cell, click here. These products were introduced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.