Skyworks New Family of Antenna Switches Supports Carrier Aggregation

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. of Woburn, Massachusetts USA has introduced RF
switching technology that is enabling early adopters to implement carrier
aggregation solutions. Carrier aggregation allows mobile service providers to
use utilizing two or more bands simultaneously instead of the single band
method used currently to combine spectrum and increase data rate throughput for
an enriched data experience regardless of location. As an increasing amount of
data is downloaded to smartphones, Skyworks says that mobile operators are
driving carrier aggregation to help increase the efficiency and speed of
today’s saturated mobile networks.

Skyworks’ devices support standardized inputs to popular industry
chipsets (MIPI RFFE compatible) and address both transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx)
switching paths.

“Skyworks’ carrier aggregation switching solutions, which
are compliant to tier-one, carrier-driven specifications, offer dedicated
receive diversity functionality to accompany the primary antenna-switch
path,”
said David Stasey, vice president and general manager of
analog solutions at Skyworks.