Amplifiers function in harsh environments for military and space use

Skyworks has introduced hermetically sealed, broadband low-noise and impedance-matched amplifiers for demanding military and space applications with stringent operating requirements.

The amplifiers can be used in a multitude of communication platforms, says Skyworks. Peripheral components are integrated into an optimised ceramic QFN package, which enables the amplifiers to simplify the design process and reduce board space in aerospace and defence applications such as satellites and avionics systems.

According to an estimate from BCC Research, the global satellite communications market, one segment of the aerospace and defence industry, is estimated to reach nearly $7.5 billion by 2022, up from nearly $4.6 billion in 2017, or a compounded annual growth rate of 11 per cent.

Achim Soelter, general manager of defence and space for Skyworks, said: “With the expansion of our portfolio, we continue to push the performance envelope, powering mission critical functions across navigation, communication and radar networks that must work day-in and day-out without fail.”

Skyworks provides upscreened and hermetically sealed high-reliability optocouplers, RF diodes and RFICs including multi-chip modules (MCM). Product upscreening includes the equivalent of Class B and Class S of MIL-PRF-38535, Class H and Class K of MILPRF-38534, and JANS, JANTX and JANTXV level of MIL-PRF-19500. Among the amplifiers offered are the SKYH22001, a hermetically sealed, integrated broadband low-noise amplifier. It operates at -55 to +125 degrees C and is internally tuned for 700MHz to 2.7GHz and tunable up to 3.8GHz.

There is also the SKYH22002. This hermetically sealed, integrated gain block amplifier operates at the same temperature range and is internally tuned for 700MHz to 2.7GHz and tunable from 0.1 to 6GHz

Skyworks Solutions serves the wireless networking market, supplying analogue semiconductors for the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.

Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

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