Skyworks Introduces 5G Antenna Tuning Solution from 600 MHz to 6 GHz

Skyworks has introduced the SKY5 - 9269-702LF, a high-performance antenna aperture tuning switch. The wideband 16-state device is extremely compact and designed to deliver best-in-class efficiency and enhanced bandwidth coverage from 600 MHz to 6 GHz for LTE Advanced Pro and emerging 5G standards for mobile platforms. This new solution is part of Skyworks' Sky5 portfolio enabling 5G applications and is fully-integrated in Sky5 Ultra and Sky5 LiTE platforms. 

Antenna tuning plays a critical role in maintaining smartphone power efficiency and battery life, particularly as signal processing complexity continues to rise with the onset of 5G. With smartphone manufacturers adding new features such as 4x4 multiple-in, multiple-out (MIMO) and 5G new radio (NR) for 2019 applications, next-generation architectures must embed significantly more antennas. New bezel-less smartphones integrate anywhere from four to seven antennas to support future data demand versus the two to four average antenna count within today’s platforms. At the same time, the migration to full-screen infinity displays and expanded functionality limit the amount of board space available. Skyworks’ innovative antenna tuning solutions leverage proprietary design and process techniques to help drive antenna performance while meeting stringent linearity demands and size constraints to support ultra-fast 5G connectivity. 

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