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[December 28, 2012]
Skyworks to power ZTE 4G LTE datacards
Dec 28, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of analog and mixed signal semiconductors, has announced that it is powering the 4G LTE datacards from ZTE, a provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, with its newest family of antenna switch modules.
Skyworks' devices, which combine switching functionality for multiple LTE bands along with integrated GSM harmonic filters and control circuitry, are also supporting several new smartphone and tablet platforms from other OEMs Already available in Asia and Europe, the ZTE MF823 datacard offers consumers internet connectivity. Utilizing Qualcomm's second generation LTE chip platform, the datacard is only 13 millimeters thick - nearly one third the size of first generation LTE datacards. The average power consumption of the MF823 has also been greatly reduced - using one third less power and improving radiating properties with the lowest working temperature in the industry. The datacard has also been optimized in terms of high bandwidth, low delay and high communication rate to reduce dropped calls and data.
With this latest design win, Skyworks continues to expand its partnership with ZTE across multiple platforms including the Grand Era V985 smartphone, the Vodafone-branded Smart Tab V71 and V11 tablets and two TD-SCDMA smartphones launched with China Unicom.
The Skyworks' solutions supporting ZTE are SKY13404-466LF; SKY13416-485LF; SKY13441; SKY18108-11; SKY77344; SKY77351-13; SKY77761-12; and SKY77768. SKY13404-466LF is a 0.4 - 2.7 gigahertz (GHz) single pole, 10 throw (SP10T) antenna switch with an integrated general purpose input/output interface (GPIO) and dual low-pass harmonic filters.
SKY13416-485LF is a 0.1 - 3.0 GHz, single pole, six throw antenna diversity switch with high linearity performance and low insertion loss. SKY13441 is a 0.4 - 2.7 GHz SP10T antenna switch with and integrated GPIO interface and dual low-pass harmonic filters. SKY18108-11 is a 0.4 - 2.7 GHz single pole, nine throw antenna switch module optimized for GSM/EDGE and TD-SCDMA systems.
SKY77344 is a power amplifier module (PAM) designed in compact form factor for quad-band cellular handsets comprising GSM850/900, DCS1800 and PCS1900. SKY77351-13 is a PAM designed in compact form factor for quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular handsets. SKY77761-12 is a PAM for CDMA/WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE in Band I that covers 1920 - 1980 megahertz (MHz). SKY77768 is a PAM for WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE in Band VIII that covers 880 - 915 MHz.
"Skyworks is delighted to be partnering with ZTE on solutions that enable high speed Internet access without the need for a fixed line Internet connection or public WiFi hotspot," said Bradley Byk, senior vice president, worldwide sales at Skyworks. "Our collaboration with ZTE is yet another example of how we partner with leading customers to deliver comprehensive, high quality, low cost and flexible solutions."
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