Skyworks and Intel Developing Advanced 5G Modem-to-Antenna Solutions

Skyworks and Intel have collaborated to create leading-edge 5G communications engines for a broad array of end markets. Leveraging Intel’s modem expertise and Skyworks’ innovative connectivity portfolio, the new platforms will deliver a highly integrated and optimized suite of wireless system solutions available for the open market.

Initial modem-to-antenna products will support LTE and 5G architectures for mobile, wearable, automotive, M2M, tablet/PC, smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, facilitating faster data rates, enhanced power efficiency, and unprecedented product footprints. Specifically, the Skyworks-Intel designs will offer devices that take full advantage of the unique features and capabilities of Intel’s modems, transceivers, power management, and envelope tracking chips, while also driving new features to enhance front-end performance.

The co-developed reference design leverages Intel’s SMARTi™ single-chip transceiver and Skyworks’ Sky5™ suite to provide the highest performance system. With support for 5G, LTE, GPS, and Wi-Fi across mobile and IoT markets, this platform will be highly scalable and targeted to all tiers and market verticals.

Samples are scheduled to ship in the second half of 2019. Commercial devices using this breakthrough 5G platform are expected to be available in the first half of 2020.

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