Skyworks Solutions, Inc., the industry's leading wireless semiconductor company focused on radio frequency (RF) and complete cellular system solutions for mobile communications applications, today announced that Taiwan-based Quanta Computer Inc. will leverage Skyworks' next-generation RF Subsystem, including the iPAC power amplifier (PA) module and DCR transceiver, across their new line of GPRS handsets.
Previously, Quanta had been using Skyworks' first-generation DCR within its tri-band GSM handsets. Based on the outstanding performance characteristics of Skyworks' 6 x 8mm iPAC PA module and second-generation 8 x 8mm DCR transceiver, Quanta has designed the pair of devices into a series of new GPRS handsets scheduled to be introduced in China, Asia, Europe and the Americas over the coming months. Additionally, Skyworks will be supporting Quanta's launch of numerous other GPRS phones to its ODM customers throughout 2004, including handsets with embedded cameras and color displays.
The DCR transceiver cuts the number of external components required to build a radio subsystem by more than one-half, significantly reducing the size, cost and power requirements of next-generation multi-band GSM/GPRS handsets. The combination of the DCR with Skyworks' iPAC PA module creates a fully integrated RF section in an extremely compact footprint that has the flexibility to be combined with virtually any baseband solution currently available on the market.