Skyworks and Intel create 5G comms engines
Partnering with Intel, Skyworks Solutions has announced the creation of 5G communications engines for a broad array of end markets. Leveraging Intel’s modem, transceiver, power management and envelope tracking chip expertise and Skyworks’ connectivity portfolio, the new platforms will deliver an integrated and optimised suite of wireless system solutions available for the open market, explains Skyworks.
Initial modem-to-antenna products will support LTE and 5G architectures for mobile, wearable, automotive, machine to machine (M2M), tablet/PC, smart home and IoT applications, facilitating faster data rates, enhanced power efficiency and unprecedented product footprints.
The partnership expects to enhance modem capability to capitalize on the opportunities presented by 5G. “Together with Intel, we are pushing the performance envelope, accelerating next generation mobile applications and services,” said Joel King, senior vice president and general manager of Mobile Solutions at Skyworks.
“Together with Skyworks’ technology leadership in RF, comprehensive product portfolio and world class scale, we are reimagining the future of wireless and taking a major leap forward in making fully optimised 5G solutions available for billions of people and networked devices around the world,” said Dr. Cormac Conroy, corporate vice president and general manager of the Communication and Devices Group at Intel Corporation.
The co-developed reference design leverages Intel’s SMARTi single-chip transceiver and Skyworks’ Sky5 suite. With support for 5G, LTE, GPS and Wi-Fi across mobile and IoT markets, this platform will be highly scalable and targeted to all tiers and market verticals.
Samples are scheduled to ship in the second half of 2019. Commercial devices using this breakthrough 5G platform are expected to be available in the first half of 2020.
Skyworks Solutions, offers analogue semiconductors, connecting people, places and things within the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.
Skyworks has engineering, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America.