Motorola and Skyworks Solutions have announced a development agreement today. The agreement will allow Motorola to use the Skyworks Helios DigRF Radio solution to incorporate complete EDGE radios into their next-generation handsets.
The DigRF EDGE solution is the smallest and most efficient in existence. It occupies only 210mm2, reducing the complexity, cost and power needs of the next generation EDGE handsets.
“Skyworks’ Helios EDGE radio pushes the performance envelope and offers Motorola tremendous design flexibility, field reliability and ease of implementation,” said Rob Shaddock, chief technology officer for Motorola Mobile Devices. “Our adoption of Skyworks’ DigRF radio would signify our commitment to the DigRF technical specification.”
The SKY74200 DigRF EDGE transceiver is a highly integrated device packaged into a 64-pin 7 x 11 mm multi-chip module (MCM). When coupled with the SKY77520 FEM, this subsystem supports multiband GSM/GPRS/EDGE air interfaces, and GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800 and PCS1900 applications.