Skyworks Solutions, Inc. of Irvine, California USA, introduced a new line of highly integrated wireless networking options for mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems. The new SkyOne® WiFi suite brings together Skyworks’ integration expertise and 802.11ac technology to give customers a comprehensive front-end module in a single, compact footprint. Specifically, these new products consolidate all fundamental radio frequency segments between the Wi-Fi system-on-chip (SOC) and the antenna.
This design integration relieves customers of complex RF design difficulties while decreasing time to market. Skyworks contends that this unique platform vastly improves the Wi-Fi system performance compared to other standard SOC platforms. The company also says that the platform mitigates interference with other radios, extends the device range, and increases data throughput. The firm is currently shipping the first in the SkyOne® WiFi series of products, the SKY85812-11 in flagship platforms globally with a top-tier smartphone OEM.
About SkyOne® WiFi
The SKY85812-11 serves as a dual-band front-end module that incorporates a 5 GHz bypass low noise amplifier with single-pole, double-throw transmit/receive switch. The device also includes a 2.4 GHz bypass low noise amplifier with single-pole, triple-throw switch with Bluetooth® port that enables Wi-Fi antenna sharing. Additionally, the SKY85812-11 features a 2 GHz LTE coexistence filter and diplexer. Skyworks managed to combine all of these components into a compact, 16-pin 3 x 3 mm package.
“Today’s mobile and IoT devices are now supporting up to 20 bands and require both seamless and robust Wi-Fi functionality to meet growing requirements from carrier offload, voice over IP and other bandwidth-intensive applications,” said David Stasey, general manager and vice president of Diversified Analog Solutions at Skyworks. “Building upon our highly successful SkyOne® cellular platforms, Skyworks is now pleased to offer Wi-Fi solutions that deliver optimum levels of integration and performance.”
Skyworks’ SKY85812-11 is now available for sampling and production.