|[November 15, 2012]
Skyworks Introduces Innovative Front-end Solutions for Smart Energy Applications
MUNICH --(Business Wire)--
Skyworks Solutions (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance
analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today
introduced a family of highly efficient front-end solutions for smart
water and gas metering applications. Skyworks' front-end solutions
enable significant size and cost reduction. In addition, many of
Skyworks' front-end solutions allow for plug-and-play functionality,
drastically reducing the design time for new products. To date,
Skyworks' solutions are being utilized by 40 tier-one utility and smart
energy providers throughout Europe.
"Skyworks' newest front-end solutions offer increased range, high power
efficiency and robust design flexibility - three critical features in
smart metering applications," said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice
president and general manager of high performance analog at Skyworks.
"Skyworks is delighted to be delivering highly integrated modules that
are enabling smart utility grids to improve their capacity and
successfully manage customer demand, while allowing consumers to monitor
and use energy and water more resourcefully."
According to the GSMA (News - Alert), the utilities sector is set to invest U.S. $200
billion in smart grids worldwide through 2015 as the need to provide
growing populations with enough water and energy - without causing
potentially catastrophic damage to the environment - is one of the
biggest challenges facing governments and societies worldwide.
Systematically using embedded mobile connectivity to create smart
utility grids and smart energy environments can improve suppliers'
ability to effectively manage demand and enable consumers and businesses
to use resources more efficiently.
About Skyworks' Front-end Solutions
are 169 to 170 MHz transmit/receive front-end modules (FEM) that are
usable in unlicensed bands in Europe. The high performance FEMs include
a power amplifier (PA) capable of more than +24 dBm (News - Alert) (SKY66100-11) and
+30 dBm (SKY65367-11) of transmit output power (VCC = 3.6 volts) at more
than 43 percent power added efficiency (SKY65367-11) and more than 50
percent PAE (SKY66100-11) for the module. For current-sensitive
applications, the 16-pin, 4 x 4 millimeter multi-chip module PA can be
bypassed to save battery current. All functionality can be controlled by
a three-wire interface. The highly manufacturable, cost-effective FEMs
can also be placed in deep sleep mode to further increase battery life.
The receive chain consists of a low-loss single-pole, triple-throw
switch, providing an insertion loss of approximately 0.4 dB.
Pricing and Availablity
Skyworks' front-end solutions are currently available for sampling. For
pricing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skyworks at Electronica 2012
Skyworks will be exhibiting its products in Hall A, Booth 517 at
Electronica 2012, being held November 13 - 16 in Munich, Germany.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog
semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports
automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, GPS,
industrial, medical, military, wireless networking, smartphone and
tablet applications. The Company's portfolio includes amplifiers,
attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional
couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems,
isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators,
optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs,
power dividers/combiners, power management devices, receivers, switches
and technical ceramics.
Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide with engineering,
manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and
North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks' Web site at: www.skyworksinc.com.
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