Skyworks introduces a GSM/GPRS quad-band direct conversion transceiver (DCR). The 6 × 6 mm SKY74117 DCR reduces external component requirements from approximately 50 to less than 25. When the DCR is paired with Skyworks' iPAC transmit front-end module, it creates a sub-250 square millimeters quad-band RF subsystem, supporting GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800, and PCS1900 cellular voice and data services. The subsystem also offers the flexibility to be combined with almost any baseband solution currently available on the market without requiring any special processing interfaces.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.