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Skyworks Supports Next Generation Smart Phones and Tablets from HTC

The firm is capitalising on consumers insatiable demand for mobile connectivity and social networking.

Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high reliability analogue and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, says it is powering several of HTC's new Android-based smart phones in addition to its latest tablet offering.

These next generation platforms, which include the Flyer tablet, Incredible, Desire S, Wildfire S, ChaCha and Salsa smart phones, leverage Skyworks' highly integrated power amplifier modules and the company's industry leading switch technology.

HTC's newest smart phone platforms encompass several innovative features including high definition video recording, a unique tilt design shape for the display and QWERTY keyboard, contoured body design, stereo surround sound, technology to share music, videos and photos direct to a TV, and dedicated Facebook buttons -- all designed to allow users a seamless, social experience.

HTC's most recent tablet is an ultra-light device that combines both natural touch and pen interaction to complement its existing trademark design language and incorporates the industry's first cloud-based mobile gaming service on a tablet.

"Skyworks is excited to be further expanding our partnership with HTC as they launch innovative devices to meet consumer's growing demand for mobile connectivity and social networking applications," said Liam K. Griffin, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Skyworks. "Leveraging our analogue, RF and mixed signal design capabilities, we are able to deliver a broad portfolio of solutions to meet our customers' diverse needs while at the same time capturing an increasing level of content."

About Skyworks' Power Amplifier Modules

The SKY77701, SKY77703 and SKY77705 PAMs are fully matched 10-pad surface mount modules developed for wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) applications. The small and efficient modules pack full 1920-1980 megahertz (MHz) (SKY77701), 1710-1785 MHz (SKY77703), and 880-915 MHz (SKY77705) bandwidth coverage into a single, compact package.


Because of high efficiencies attained throughout the entire power range, the PAMs deliver unsurpassed talk-time advantages. In addition, the devices meet the stringent spectral linearity requirements of high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA), high speed uplink packet access (HSUPA), and long-term evolution (LTE) data transmission with high power added efficiency (PAE). A directional coupler is integrated into the modules, thus eliminating the need for any external coupler.

The SKY77336 PAM is designed in a compact-form factor for quad-band cellular handsets comprising GSM850/900, DCS1800 and PCS1900, supporting Gaussian minimum shift keying (GMSK) and polar enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE) modulation. Class 12 general packet radio service (GPRS) multi-slot operation is also supported.

About Skyworks' Switches

The SKY13309-370LF is a pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) gallium arsenide (GaAs) integrated circuit (IC) SP3T antenna switch operating in the LF-3 frequency range. Switching between the antenna and Tx/Rx ports is accomplished with three control voltages. The low loss, high isolation, high linearity, small size and low cost features make this switch ideal for all WLAN and Bluetooth systems operating in the 2.4-2.5 gigahertz (GHz) band.

The SKY13364-389LF is a GaAs pHEMT SP10T antenna switch with an integrated complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) decoder and dual low-pass harmonic filters. The switch has four WCDMA Tx/Rx ports, four GSM Rx ports, and two GSM Tx ports that make the device ideal for cellular handsets and data card applications.
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