Skyworks Introduces High-Fidelity Solutions for Streaming Music Platforms at Bose and Sonos

October 31 2014, 06:00
Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance analog semiconductors for a broad range of end markets, announced it is enabling a variety of wireless solutions for hi-fi streaming music platforms. Skyworks has captured design wins with virtually every tier-one original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in this fast growing market segment. Skyworks’ front-end devices integrate power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, switches, filters and power detectors.

Leveraging Skyworks’ proprietary 802.11 technologies, these innovative solutions combine optimized hardware and software to deliver high quality, long range streaming audio.

“Skyworks is excited to support the rapidly emerging music streaming platform market via highly advanced front-end solutions,” says Carlos Bori, vice president of marketing at Skyworks. “Our partnerships with industry leaders, including Bose and Sonos, have enabled us to develop world-class audio solutions for streaming networks.”

In a wide ranging report on the entertainment industry’s future, PricewaterhouseCoopers expects on-demand, digital delivery of music, movies, videos, games and eBooks to significantly expand over the next few years. In this year’s “Global Entertainment and Media Outlook”, PwC is forecasting that the digital delivery revolution will dramatically change the way we use our connected devices. Digital music streaming revenue is forecasted to increase from $848 million in 2013 to $1.7 billion in 2018, when it will account for 37% of total digital recorded music revenue.

Skyworks’ High Fidelity Audio Solutions include a new generation of advanced devices for wireless audio applications.
The SE2576L is a high power, 802.11 b/g/n wireless local area network (WLAN) power amplifier module with integrated power detector, reference voltage generator and input match functionality.
The SE2595L is an 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band front-end module (FEM) providing all of the power amplifiers (PA), low noise amplifiers, power detector, transmit/receive switch, diplexer, harmonic filters and associated matching functionality.
The SE2620T is a complete, 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz, WLAN/BT, RF PA FEM with an integrated Bluetooth port.
The SKY13351-378LF is a pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor, gallium arsenide, field effect transistor, integrated circuit switch.
All the above Skyworks’ devices are in volume production.
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