This article is part of our IMS2022 coverage.
Skyworks will be showcasing two new 5G small cell RF front-end (RFFE) reference design boards at its IMS2022 Booth 6068. Designed to operate with leading transceiver ICs from Analog Devices (ADI) and AMD, these new RFFE reference designs allow 5G equipment manufacturers to accelerate time to market for their small-cell products. The ADI-compliant 4T4R and the AMD-compliant 8T8R 5G small-cell reference designs showcase Skyworks’ SKY66520-11 and SKY66523-11 power amplifiers (PAs). Using these partner platforms from ADI and AMD, Skyworks’ ACLR-compliant PAs demonstrate an IBW signal of greater than 200 MHz. The performance of the reference boards and PAs from Skyworks offer mobile network operators and wireless service providers an increase in 5G radio bandwidth that is essential for next-generation deployments.
As 5G small cell reference boards for RFFE don’t currently exist, today’s telecom OEMs must design their own boards and rely on evaluation boards of individual target components. Skyworks’ new 5G RFFE reference design boards will simplify and accelerate the development process for these companies, allowing them to immediately test their system designs on Skyworks’ reference boards. Additionally, these board designs provide equipment manufacturers with high-quality components from Skyworks.
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