High-performance analog semiconductor developer Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Woburn, Mass.) announced that its SkyOne® Ultra 2.5 and diversity receive (DRx™) modules for mobile applications have been adopted by many machine-to-machine (M2M) module manufacturers to provide high-speed 4G LTE capability. These fully integrated and tested systems, packaged in extremely small form factors, enable M2M suppliers, including Fibocom, Sierra Wireless and Telit to extend plug and play, high-speed cellular connectivity across an endless array of internet of things (IoT) products and applications—in any global region and on any wireless network.
SkyOne® Ultra 2.5 covers over 20 LTE frequency bands in a complete front-end solution inclusive of power amplification, duplex filtering and antenna switching. Skyworks' DRx™ improves receiver sensitivity and cell edge performance while addressing all major downlink carrier aggregation combinations. This highly differentiated solution integrates low noise amplification, receive filtering and band switching. By supporting global and regionally optimized SKUs in the same PCB footprint, these platforms uniquely enable cost-effective, high-performance architectures with ultimate flexibility.
According to a recent Cisco VNI report, M2M will be one of the fastest growing mobile connection vehicles as global IoT applications continue to gain traction in consumer and business environments. Cisco forecasts that globally, M2M connections will grow from 780 million in 2016 to 3.3 billion by 2021, at a compounded annual growth rate of 34 percent. Further, M2M mobile connections will exceed a quarter of total devices and connections by 2021, as devices evolve from 2G to 3G, 4G and higher technologies.