Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced Sky5 LiTE a fully integrated front-end solution for mass tier 5G cellular applications. With improved RF performance in a uniquely compact package, Skyworks’ newest device simplifies designs, enabling faster deployment.
The baseband agnostic platform supports up to 100 MHz wide bandwidth of 5G new radio (NR) waveforms with flexible power management options—delivering high-speed network experiences with optimized efficiency and near zero latency. Targeted for mass markets, Sky5 LiTE interfaces with all leading chipset providers and equips early 5G adopters with differentiated architectures for an open ecosystem – the favored approach when compared with closed, sole-sourced RF front-end products. With the recent introduction of Sky5 Ultra for premium applications, Skyworks offers the most comprehensive 5G portfolio in the market.
“Sky5 LiTE exceeds the performance requirements demanded by next generation devices while accelerating 5G implementation,” said Kevin Walsh, vice president of marketing at Skyworks. “Skyworks is offering truly turnkey, regionally optimized, easily deployable solutions purposefully designed to deliver all of the transmit and receive functionality in a highly integrated form factor. Our Sky5 portfolio is powering revolutionary applications across mobile, automotive and the Internet of Things, making 5G a reality.”
According to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association, 201 operators in 83 countries are investing in 5G mobile and fixed wireless access networks in the form of tests, trials, pilot deployments and launches.
All Sky5 solutions support new 5G NR waveforms and spectrum in addition to enhanced carrier aggregation and 4G/5G dual connectivity, while delivering exceptional levels of integration and performance. Functional core blocks include:
Primary Transmit (Regional)
- SKY5-8255 – Dual chain N77/N79 ultra high band power amplifier with integrated low noise amplifier and filters (LPAMiF)
- SKY5-8254 – N41 high band power amplifier with integrated filter (PAMiF)
- SKY5-8091-11 – Low band 4G/5G power amplifier module with four integrated duplexers (PAMiD) and 2G support
- SKY5-8095-11 – Mid/High PAMiD with eight integrated duplexers/filters
- SKY5-8096-11 – Mid/High PAMiD with nine integrated duplexers/filters and antenna swap functionality
- SKY5-3735 – Low/Mid/High band diversity receive (DRx) module
- SKY5-3728 – Ultra high band N77/79 DRx/MIMO module with SRS support
Antenna Management Core
- SKY5-9269 – SP4T 80v aperture tuning and RF distribution switch
- SKY5-9256 – 4 x SPST 45v aperture tuning switch
- SKY5-9699 – DPDT antenna swap switch
- SKY5-9260 – SP4T 60v aperture tuning and RF distribution switch