Skyworks Solutions is expanding its antenna tuning product portfolio with the addition of several new high performance solutions, addressing the design challenges mobile device manufacturers face as smartphones become thinner, leverage revolutionary case materials and integrate more cellular bands.

By optimising radiated efficiency, Skyworks’ antenna aperture tuners enable higher data throughput and smaller footprints, minimising dropped calls and improving the consumer experience.

“Cellular band proliferation in smartphones increases complexity and requires highly sophisticated RF solutions,” said David Stasey, general manager and vice president of Diversified Analogue Solutions at Skyworks.

Skyworks’ new antenna tuning switches provide low Ron for higher efficiency, transfer more power to the antenna, offer low Coff to deliver accurate and consistent tuning results, enable high Vpeak for improved radiated spurious emission (RSE) performance and integrate GPIO-control for ease of use. To simplify the design process and accelerate time-to-market, Skyworks assists with antenna modelling, data simulation, design and layout optimisation, and onsite support to help customers leverage these advanced antenna tuning products into their platforms.

The products are shipped in a RoHS compliant plastic package with compact 10-pin 1.1mm x 1.5mm x 0.5mm quad-flat no-leads (QFN). The common footprint of these devices allows customers to utilise one layout across multiple designs.

These new devices are available in the following configurations: SP2T – SKY19243-686LF, SP3T – SKY19244-686LF, and SP4T – SKY19245-686LF.

The new antenna aperture tuners are currently available for sampling and production.