Antenna Switches for Carrier Aggregation
Smartphone users have challenged (and will continue to challenge) mobile networks with the increased amounts of data they download. Though the wireless spectrum is vast, it’s still limited in its availability. Carrier aggregation is a technique that uses two or more bands at the same time to combine spectrum and increase data throughput, giving smartphone users a better data experience. Skyworks recently released two new antenna switches for use in carrier aggregation applications.
AR’s Newly Redesigned “W” Series
Our newly redesigned “W” Series Class A solid state amplifiers have significantly increased their value to our customers. We have superior gain flatness, better noise figure, improved linear power margins, better efficiency, and better harmonics measured at higher powers than in previous designs. And if that wasn’t enough we reduced the size and weight by approximately 50%.
SP10T Switches for WCDMA Transmit/Receive or GSM Receive Applications
This series of SP10T switches is available in several different models with varying package types and sizes. Each switch covers the 0.4-2.7 GHz frequency range and each switch is ideal for WCDMA transmit/receive applications and GSM receive applications.
Surface Mount Limiter Diode: CLA4608-085LF
This surface mount limiter diode covers the 10 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range and is ideal for receiver protection and low loss, high power limiter applications. It features low thermal resistance (50oC/W) and low capacitance (0.60 pF).
Low Noise Step-Down Converter: SKY87250
This step-down converter features low noise, a light load architecture, an input voltage range of 2.7-5.5V, an adjustable output voltage of 0.6 V to VIN, up to 95% efficiency, an easy to use integrated DC-DC regulator, a 50µA no-load quiescent current, and more.
3, 5, 6, 16, 32-Way Microstrip Power Dividers and Combiners: PM Series
These microstrip power dividers and combiners offer 3, 5, 6, 16, and 32-way configurations. They’re ideal for applications involving antenna beam forming, signal measurement, combining and splitting antenna signal feeds, and feedback monitoring.
4-Way Microstrip High Power Dividers and Combiners (PM4 Series)
MCLI’s PM4 Series of 4-Way Microstrip Power Dividers and Combiners are available with standard and high power outputs (up to 500 Watts CW). The series collectively covers the 50 to 2500 MHz frequency range and features high isolation, low insertion loss, and low VSWR.
8-Way Microstrip High Power Dividers and Combiners: PM8 Series
8-Way Microstrip High Power Dividers and Combiners by MCLI feature high isolation, low insertion loss, low VSWR, and power up to 500 Watts CW. This series covers the 50-2700 MHz frequency range.
2-Way Microstrip High Power Dividers and Combiners: PM2 Series
MCLI offers a line of Microstrip power dividers and combiners with broadband coverage and very high power, with combining/dividing capabilities with up to 32-way configurations.
5,6 Way Lumped Element Power Dividers and Combiners: PL5 and PL6 Series
The PL5 and PL6 series is a family and 5 and 6 way lumped element power dividers and combiners covering the 1-1000 MHz frequency range. They feature uniform amplitude and phase balance, low insertion loss, high isolation, low VSWR, and high reliability.