Skyworks Launches Amplifiers for Small Cell Applications

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduced a suite of solutions aimed at small cell applications. Skyworks says that this new family of efficient amplifiers meets stringent power consumption and data rate specifications for both indoor and outdoor networks. Furthermore, the company pointed out that these devices support the most popular frequency bands and can be incorporated into TDD and FDD 4G LTE, 4.5G and 5G systems. The devices also support the recently launched Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

Already, SpiderCloud Wireless, a provider of small cell systems whose global customers include Verizon, Vodafone, and others, has deployed these amplifiers for its Enterprise RAN system.

“By utilizing Skyworks’ highly efficient solutions, SpiderCloud has further enhanced its market-proven LTE small-cell network platforms, giving mobile operators the ability to deliver unprecedented cellular coverage, capacity and smart applications to enterprises and other customers,” said Amit Jain, vice president, product management and marketing, SpiderCloud.

David Stasey, vice president and general manager of diversified analog solutions for Skyworks, commented, “At a higher level, wireless infrastructure customers are increasingly requiring network scalable, power-efficient and high-performance RF solutions to meet carrier bandwidth demands. We are well positioned to meet these challenging product requirements in support of global roadmaps, particularly with 5G on the horizon.”