Skyworks Introduces 5G PAs for Small Cell Infrastructure

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. of San Francisco, California USA, introduced a suite of high-performance amplifiers specifically addressing the fast growing small cell infrastructure market. The company points out that as mobile devices and applications that support the Internet of Things transition to 5G technologies, network load will increase substantially. The company predicts that small cell systems will be widely deployed to help improve network performance.

Skyworks’ newest products include an entire portfolio of solutions for next generation global cellular networks that address multiple bands. In February Small Cell Forum forecast that the global small cell market will skyrocket from $1 billion in annual equipment sales in 2015 to $6.7 billion by 2020. Small Cell Forum also predicted that by 2020 small cells will account for 85 percent of the radio access network (RAN) hardware in a mobile operator’s network.

“With the launch of these new amplifiers, Skyworks is enabling small cell infrastructure OEMs to radically simplify their system architecture,” said David Stasey, vice president and general manager of Diversified Analog Solutions for Skyworks. “Specifically, our innovative devices meet stringent band requirements in the global landscape and provide our customers with unmatched amplifier efficiency and a lower bill of materials. As a result, service providers and consumers can enjoy better network efficiency and lower costs.”