Skyworks Launches 5G Antenna Tuning Solutions for Next-Gen Mobile Devices

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Skyworks, an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, has released a new antenna tuning solution as part of its Sky5 product portfolio for 5G Applications.

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The SKY5™−9256-701LF is an extremely compact, 4 X SPST Wideband 16-state antenna aperture tuner designed to deliver improved antenna efficiency and enhanced bandwidth coverage from 600 MHz to 6 GHz. For LTE Advanced Pro to 5G standards.

Antenna tuning is very important for maintaining smartphone power efficiency and battery life, particularly as signal processing complexity continues to rise with the onset of 5G. With new features such as 4×4 multiple-in, multiple-out (MIMO) and 5G new radio (NR) for 2019 applications being offered by smartphone manufacturers, next generation architectures must embed significantly more antennas. New bezel-less smartphones integrate anywhere from 4 to 7 antennas to support future data demand versus the 2 to 4 average antennae count within today’s platforms. At the same time, the migration to full screen infinity displays and expanded functionality limit the amount of board space available. Skyworks’ innovative antenna tuning solutions leverage proprietary design and process techniques to help drive antenna performance while meeting stringent linearity demands and size constraints.

“Skyworks is at the forefront of developing breakthrough solutions for revolutionary 5G applications,” said Carlos Bori, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Skyworks. “With best-in-class performance, our antenna tuners are playing a pivotal role in enabling 4×4 MIMO-capable mobile devices as global demand for emerging 5G applications is set to explode.”

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The SKY5™−9256-701LF features:

  • Low Ron and Coff for optimized antenna efficiency and bandwidth
  • Excellent harmonic performance to help customers achieve RSE performance and pass certification
  • MIPI control for up to 16 states
  • Tuning capability for multiple bands on one antenna

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Skyworks customers use the Sky5-9256 to help their smartphones achieve their:

  • TRP and TIS performance goals
  • Improve call quality and user experience

Parts are available from their usual partners and Skyworks Direct.

Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America.