Transmit and receive solutions integrate all key analog and RF functionality; scalable to 5G NR standards

By Alex Pluemer, contributing writer

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. recently announced a new addition
to its SkyOne cellular platform, a new suite of next generation SkyOne
Ultra 3.0
devices for delivering high bandwidth LTE connectivity to advanced
automotive applications such as vehicle-to-everything (V2X) services. The new
portfolio supports all global cellular bands, exceeds LTE CAT 16 requirements,
and is scalable to 5G New Radio (5G NR) standards. The portfolio, compatible
with leading chipset providers and with a simplified compliance process, reduces
design complexity and time to market, said Skyworks.

SkyOne Ultra 3.0 was designed as a one-stop shop for
automotive connectivity and provides key analog and RF functionality for both
transmit and receive paths of LTE communications. Transmit devices feature
integrated duplexes (PAMiDs), low noise amplifiers (LNAs), antenna switches and
power amplifier modules with SkyBlue technology to deliver more efficient
performance, while diversity receive modules feature LNAs, antenna switches,
filters and other required components within the LTE receive path. 

The entire cellular solution is housed in a package size
measuring less than 40 x 40 mm, which is key to meeting automotive-qualified
network attached device (NAD) requirements, said Skyworks. The connectivity
engines can be optimized for regions like North America, China, Europe and other
parts of the world.

“With the introduction of SkyOne Ultra 3.0 for automotive,
Skyworks is enabling the full benefit of high-speed data and real-time
communication in the connected car,” according to Joel King, senior vice
president and general manager of mobile solutions for Skyworks. “At a higher
level, in-vehicle technologies and rapidly changing standards are being adopted
at a pace previously unheard of in the automotive industry – particularly with
the advent of 5G and the move toward autonomous driving. Our differentiated
portfolio takes seamless connectivity to the next level, making the driving
experience increasingly smarter and safer.”

The SkyOne Ultra 3.0 suite of connectivity devices includes: