WOBURN, Mass.--Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today unveiled SkyLiTE™ 2.0, its next generation front-end solution powering LTE devices. This highly integrated platform provides smartphone manufacturers with a complete front-end system that meets today’s carrier aggregation (CA) design challenges. Building upon Skyworks’ successful first generation solution, the devices are baseband agnostic and incorporate amplification, switching, Wi-Fi filtering, and coupler functionality required to support all major FDD/TDD bands. SkyLiTE™ 2.0 addresses new global downlink CA performance standards with integrated diplexer and harmonic filtering functionality and is optimized for regional use, providing OEMs with scalable and reconfigurable architectures for faster time to market. OPPO, a global electronics and technology leader in China, is the first OEM to leverage the new SkyLiTE™ 2.0 in support of smartphones slated for launch later this month.
“Skyworks’ newest family of SkyLiTE™ solutions enable us to offer smartphone manufacturers a high performance, low cost platform that delivers ultimate flexibility while addressing carrier aggregation challenges,” said Carlos Bori, vice president of marketing for Skyworks. “With the enhanced capabilities of SkyLiTE™ 2.0, Skyworks is once again pushing the performance envelop and helping to simplify our customer’s design process via fully integrated modules. We’re particularly proud of our initial product engagement with OPPO and look forward to further enhancing their product offerings.”
“OPPO is pleased to be partnering with Skyworks, an industry leader in RF solutions,” said OPPO’s management. “By leveraging SkyLiTE™ 2.0, we are able to execute on our vision of delivering some of the most extraordinary mobile experiences through meticulous designs and smart technology.”
According to a September 2015 GfK Projector Model Report, LTE will represent approximately 49 percent of total handsets by 2016, up from 22 percent of total handsets in 2014. Skyworks’ SkyLiTE™ 2.0 solution targets this fast growing market segment.
About Skyworks’ SkyLiTE™ 2.0 Platform
SKY77927-11 – a transmit/receive front-end module that offers a complete power amplifier and switching solution for advanced 2G/3G/4G cellular handsets.
SKY77928-11 – a transmit/receive front-end module that offers a complete power amplifier and switching solution for advanced 2G/3G/4G cellular handsets with dual antenna.
SKY77651-11 – a multimode multiband power amplifier module that supports 3G / 4G handsets and operates efficiently in CDMA, WCDMA, and LTE modes. The module is fully programmable through a Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI®).
SKY77652-11 – is a multimode multiband power amplifier module that supports 3G / 4G handsets and operates efficiently in CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, and LTE modes. The module is fully programmable through a MIPI®.
OPPO is a global electronics and technology service provider that delivers the latest and most exquisite mobile electronic devices in over 20 countries, including the United States, China, Australia and many countries throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. OPPO is dedicated to delivering customers with the most extraordinary mobile experience through meticulous designs and smart technology.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.
Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales, and service facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks’ website at: www.skyworksinc.com.
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