Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, have introduced the industry's first suite of high performance broadband synthesizers spanning ultra wide frequency ranges from 375 MHz to 5.6 GHz. The new device, which is designed to cover all GSM, WCDMA and LTE frequency bands with one device, supports the world's leading 3G and 4G base station providers including Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel/Lucent, and Nokia/Siemens. Leveraging state-of-the-art design techniques, Skyworks has been able to deliver very stringent requirements all on a single silicon die.
The SKY73134 synthesizers' performance allows radio designers to support increasing levels of voice and data traffic volumes, enables design flexibility across multiple applications, and is applicable for use in microwave-link and software-defined radios. With the addition of this new synthesizer, Skyworks continues to broaden its infrastructure and linear products portfolio. At a higher level, the company is capitalizing on mobile Internet applications - supporting both handsets as well as infrastructure networks.
According to Cisco, mobile data traffic volumes are projected to increase at a compounded annual growth rate of 131 percent from 2008 to 2013. As a result, mobile operators will need to begin to install new base stations, routers and backhaul network equipment starting now to avoid network traffic jams and to preserve their highly profitable data service revenue. Furthermore, upgrades and expansion to existing infrastructure will be needed - requiring increased analogue and mixed signal content. The SKY73134 synthesizers address these needs and doe so with one common device for all platforms. They are now available from Caelera .