Skyworks Launches Several New CMOS Switch Matrix Devices for DBS and Cable Television Markets



Skyworks Unveils Highly Integrated Switch Matrix Solutions for Fast Growing Satellite and Cable Television Markets

Reduces Board Footprint and Customers’ Bill of Materials

Skyworks' Switch Matrix Solutions for Satellite and Cable TV

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS – News), an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that it has launched several new complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) switch matrix devices for the direct broadcast satellite (DBS) and cable television markets. Skyworks’ newest solutions eliminate the need for external components by integrating critical functionality directly on the CMOS die, providing customers with significant cost savings and reduced printed circuit board (PCB) space requirements.

DBS is a service that allows households to receive television programming directly from a satellite transponder via a low noise block converter. Across the satellite receiver industry, low noise block switches are increasingly enabling a single dish to view multiple satellites and allow hundreds of channels to be viewed per household. Skyworks’ switch matrix solutions connect four of the satellite signals to two indoor set-top boxes selectable by the viewer’s channel choice. Current Skyworks’ customers include BSkyB, DIRECTV, EchoStar and their design partners – along with a variety of emerging Chinese LNB original equipment manufacturers and original device manufacturers.

“We are delighted to be expanding our product portfolio with industry-leading solutions for today’s fast-growing satellite and cable television markets, particularly as these markets are expected to achieve double digit growth every year through 2015,” said David Stasey, vice president of analog components at Skyworks. “These newest additions to our CMOS switch family are just several solutions within Skyworks’ broad portfolio designed to drive greater network reliability, capacity and efficiency while also reducing size and complexity.”

About Skyworks’ New Switch Matrix Solutions

The SKY13327-365LF and the SKY13369-365LF are 0.25-2.15 gigahertz (GHz) 4 x 2 millimeter (mm) switch matrices that combine a digital decoder with the RF switching network, tone/voltage detect and digital satellite equipment control rejection (DiSEqC) functionality. The compact 20-pin quad flat no lead (QFN) packaged switches enable any of the four inputs to either of the two outputs. Switch states can be selected using tone and voltage signals together with vertical-horizontal mirror control inputs. The switches are packaged in Skyworks’ Green and restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS)-compliant, leadless plastic packages.

Pricing and Availability

These new switches are available today in volume production. For more information and pricing, please contact sales@skyworksinc.com.

About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks offers diverse standard and custom linear products supporting automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, industrial, medical, military and mobile handset applications. The Company’s portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, mixers/demodulators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, receivers, switches and technical ceramics.

Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks’ Web site at: www.skyworksinc.com.

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