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Skyworks launches connectivity solutions for automotive platforms

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduced its suite of next generation SkyOne Ultra 3.0 devices specifically designed for advanced automotive applications.

Skyworks’ newest wireless solutions are derivatives of the Company’s highly successful SkyOne cellular platform, delivering robust, low latency, high bandwidth LTE connectivity in addition to extended operating temperature ranges and production lifetimes. The portfolio exceeds LTE CAT 16 requirements, is scalable to 5G new radio standards and supports all global cellular bands.

Given their compatibility with all leading chipset providers and a simplified compliance process, these highly integrated architectures are being adopted by customers to reduce design complexity as well as time to market.

“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,” said 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.”

SkyOne Ultra 3.0 incorporates the key analog and RF functionality in both transmit and receive paths of LTE communications. Transmit devices contain power amplifier modules with SkyBlue technology for improved efficiency, as well as integrated duplexers (PAMiDs), low noise amplifiers (LNAs) and antenna switches.

Diversity receive (DRx) modules combine the necessary components within the LTE receive path including LNAs, filters and antenna switches. The complete cellular solution is contained in a package of less than 40 mm x 40 mm, a critical element in meeting automotive-qualified network attached device (NAD) reliability requirements.

Further, the connectivity engines can be regionally optimised for North American, European, Chinese and other SKUs to achieve additional cost savings.

Embedded navigation systems, diagnostic capabilities, personalisation services and other smart features have been fuelling consumer demand for connected cars.

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