Skyworks Supports Chi Mei With RF Transceivers For Next-Generation Handsets
Woburn, MA -- Skyworks Solutions, Inc. today announced that Taiwan's Chi Mei Communication Systems will leverage Skyworks' SKY74117 DCR RF transceiver as it ramps its next-generation handsets. Chi Mei, an original design manufacturer, will develop these phones for customer distribution across Asia.
The SKY74117 DCR incorporates all the required transmit and receive chain functionality in a single chip that is roughly one-fourth the size of a postage stamp, reducing external device requirements from approximately 50 to less than 25 components. This solution complements the company's complete radio portfolio supporting CDMA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE, while providing a seamless migration path to WCDMA.
"Chi Mei is pleased to expand upon its longstanding relationship with Skyworks. Our decision to design-in their RF solution is a testament to the quality of Skyworks' products and their ability to accelerate our time to market," said Calvin Chi, president of Chi Mei.
"Skyworks is proud to be part of Chi Mei's enabling technology. By radically simplifying the RF section and freeing critical board space, our customers can add a wide variety of high-value capabilities, such as embedded cameras, larger displays and other multimedia features," said Mohy F. Abdelgany, VP and business director, RF Solutions at Skyworks. "This unique approach provides customers such as Chi Mei with significant benefits today, while also allowing for the easy migration to EDGE and WCDMA applications."
When the SKY74117 DCR is paired with Skyworks' high volume iPAC transmit front-end module, it creates the world's first sub-250 mm2 quad-band radio, supporting GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800, and PCS1900 cellular voice and data services. This solution leverages the company's leadership expertise in power amplifier, switch, and DCR technology, as well as its advanced packaging techniques. All functional blocks are fabricated with proven advanced process technologies to optimize performance and power efficiency.
Skyworks' complete GSM/GPRS RF subsystem also offers the flexibility to be combined with virtually any baseband solution currently available on the market without requiring any special processing interfaces. In addition to stand-alone applications, the subsystem's two modules are integral building blocks in the company's family of cellular system solutions, as well as its Single Package Radio (SPR) products that combine all of the radio circuitry required for GSM/GPRS handsets into a single compact package.
Source: Skyworks Solutions