Skyworks Deploys Advanced 5G Infrastructure Solutions

Skyworks has introduced 5G small cell and massive MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) solutions that significantly enhance network efficiency, delivering higher capacity with greater coverage. Small cells are low-power, easy-to-implement radio access points that operate in both licensed and unlicensed spectrums with a typical range of 10 to several hundred meters. Mobile operators are utilizing a scalable grid of small cells to facilitate powerful, high-speed connectivity in support of data-intensive and quickly emerging 5G applications. Skyworks’ portfolio creates viable new options for cellular and wireless providers to cost-effectively address mounting system requirements.

According to Research and Markets, the total value of the small cell market is expected to grow from $13 billion in 2017 to more than $58 billion by 2024.

Skyworks’ has developed solutions to mee the performance required for 5G, providing greater overall system efficiency and wide instantaneous bandwidth capability. The company’s complete 5G base station portfolio encompasses small cell amplifiers, circulators, high-performance low noise amplifiers, and high-isolation switches.

Select products include:

  • SKY67150-396LF – The SKY67150-396LF is a low noise amplifier that operates from 300 MHz to 2.2 GHz. It has an active bias voltage that can be regulated between 3 and 5 V, 0.23 dB noise figure at 849 MHz and a 39 dBm IP3. It is available in a 2 x 2 mm 8 pin package. The amplifier can be used for LTE, GSM, WCDMA, HSDPA macro and micro base stations, cellular repeaters and for general receiver applications.
  • SKY66313-11 – 3.4-3.6 MHz wide instantaneous bandwidth high-efficiency power amplifier
  • SKYFR-001705 – 4400-5000 MHz single-junction robust lead circulator
  • SKY13372-467LF – The SKY13372-467LF is a pHEMT GaAs FET IC ultra-high isolation (60 dB typ. ) non-reflective switch packaged in a compact, 16 lead 4 x 4 mm, Quad Flat (QFN) No Lead package and is categorized as Skyworks Green. Operation is possible over a wide 3.0 to 5V supply range and includes an integrated CMOS driver for ease of operation. It is an ideal building block for base station band switching applications where synthesizer isolation is critical. The broad operating frequency range, high isolation and low insertion loss of the SKY13372-467LF make this switch well suited for a variety of applications including Cellular Infrastructure, Test and Measurement, RFID and Military Communication.

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