Skyworks Sky5 Platform Validated for Early 5G Deployment

Skyworks has validated its latest solutions from Sky5 platform to enable the fast-approaching rollout of 5G. They have launched several products that operate in 5G New Radio (NR) Bands n77, n78 and n79 – frequencies that mobile operators plan to utilize to deploy next generation cellular services. These devices represent new additions to Skyworks’ expanding portfolio of connectivity solutions specifically designed to operate across all 5G NR spectrums worldwide.

Skyworks has successfully supported several live demonstrations with Sky5, authenticating performance to the new 5G NR standards (3GPP Release 15). In particular, the Sky5 suite exceeded compliance for power, efficiency, error vector magnitude and spectral emission requirements – all of which can be further enhanced using wideband digital pre-distortion techniques.

According to the GSMA, 5G will primarily support enhanced mobile broadband in early deployments. Other usage cases for massive IoT and critical communications will follow as operators seek to address incremental opportunities, principally in key enterprise verticals. By 2025, the GSMA expects 5G connections to reach 1.1 billion and forecasts overall operator revenue to reach $1.3 trillion.

Skyworks is leveraging its vast technology experience to uniquely meet system 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 4G/5G dual connectivity while delivering exceptional levels of integration and performance. The highly flexible, customizable architectures deliver breakthrough performance, footprint and power efficiency with 100 MHz CP-OFDM modulation. Select standard Sky5 products include:

  • SKY5-8250 – 5G NR Transmit/Receive Module with Integrated Wideband Filter
  • SKY5-3728 – 5G NR Diversity Receive Module with Integrated Filtering and Dual-path Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs)
  • SKY5-5811 – LAA Receive Module with Integrated Bypass LNA
  • SKY5-9256 – 4 x SPST Shunt MIPI Antenna Tuning Switch

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