Skyworks Solutions, Inc., the wireless semiconductor company focused on radio frequency (RF) and complete cellular system solutions for mobile communications applications, today announced that the company's highly integrated GSM/GPRS cellular system solution is supporting China-based CEC Telecom Co., Ltd. (CECT) as they prepare to launch several next generation handsets geared for today's diverse customer base.
CECT is incorporating Skyworks' complete cellular system solution across a number of new phones, from compact, dual-color models with built-in mirrors for fashion-conscious consumers to feature-rich platforms for business users that leverage GPRS data capabilities, wireless application protocol (WAP) browsing functionality and handwriting input support. Initial models are scheduled for introduction during the first half of 2004.
Skyworks' system solution includes all major integrated circuits, a full protocol stack, comprehensive development tools and extensive customer support for building a complete Internet-enabled GSM/GPRS handset. The hardware portion of Skyworks' solution includes all digital and analog baseband processing, multi-band/multi-slot power amplification, power management, battery-charging and transceiver functions. The system also incorporates Skyworks' industry-leading, low-power, direct-conversion transceiver (DCR). Skyworks' DCR technology eliminates the intermediate-frequency conversion steps of earlier mobile handset solutions, cutting the number of external components required to build a radio subsystem by more than one-half and dramatically reducing the overall bill-of-materials while freeing valuable board space. Skyworks' protocol stack has been field tested, qualified and approved in more than 50 countries, and by more than 70 GSM network providers worldwide.