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 new patent  Packaging structures with improved adhesion and strength

According to various aspects and embodiments, a support structure for packaging an electronic device is provided. In one example, a packaged electronic device includes a substrate, at least one electronic device disposed on the substrate, an encapsulation structure disposed on the substrate and having a wall that forms a perimeter... Skyworks Solutions Inc

 new patent  Programmable fuse with single fuse pad and control methods thereof

A fuse circuit that permits a fuse to be selected and programmed using a single fuse pad. The fuse circuit includes a fuse pad to receive a first voltage, a fuse coupled in series with a voltage controlled switch between the fuse pad and a reference node, and a switch... Skyworks Solutions Inc

 new patent  Stack device having voltage compensation

Stack device having voltage compensation. In some embodiments, a switching device can include switching elements connected in series between a first terminal and a second terminal, with a first end switching element being connected to the first terminal and a second end switching element being connected to the second terminal.... Skyworks Solutions Inc

 new patent  Radio-frequency switch without negative voltages

Radio-frequency (RF) switch without negative voltages. In some embodiments, a RF switch includes an input node configured to receive an RF signal. The RF switch also includes an output node configured to output the RF signal. The RF switch further includes a first field-effect transistor (FET) disposed between the input... Skyworks Solutions Inc

 new patent  Radio-frequency switch with switchable capacitor

Radio-frequency switch with switchable capacitor. In some embodiments, a RF switch includes a first field-effect transistor (FET) disposed between an input node and an output node. The RF switch also includes a switchable capacitor disposed between the input node and the output node, the switchable capacitor coupled in parallel with... Skyworks Solutions Inc

 new patent  Apparatus and methods for filter bypass for radio frequency front-ends

Apparatus and methods for filter bypass for radio frequency front-ends are provided. In certain configurations, filter connectivity of a front-end is changed as a function of automatic gain control (AGC) in a receive path. For example, lossy filtering can be bypassed when signal conditions and the surrounding interference environment allow.... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Radio frequency system with switch to receive envelope

Aspects of this disclosure relate to a radio frequency system that includes an envelope generator configured to generate an envelope signal corresponding to an envelope of a radio frequency signal and at least two radio frequency components coupled to the envelope generator. One of the radio frequency components is a... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Switch with envelope injection

Aspects of this disclosure relate to a switching circuit with enhanced linearity. The switching circuit can include a switch and an envelope generator. The switch can receive an input signal, provide an output signal, and receive an envelope signal corresponding to an envelope of the input signal. The envelope generator... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Flexible planning model for fabrication with high volume and high mixture

Described herein are, among others, systems and methods associated with electrical test planning in a semiconductor manufacturing context. Within an electrical test planning system in the semiconductor industry, various models that allow a better utilization of installed capacity were developed. The workflow in the plant and the information flow in... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Methods related to fast turn-on of radio-frequency amplifiers

Circuits, methods and devices are disclosed, related to fast turn-on of radio-frequency amplifiers. In some embodiments, a method for amplifying a radio-frequency signal includes providing an amplification path implemented to amplify an radio-frequency signal, where the amplification path includes a switch and an amplifier. In some embodiments, each of the... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Apparatus and methods for digital step attenuation

Apparatus and methods for digital step attenuators are provided herein. In certain configurations, a DSA includes a plurality of DSA stages that can be set in an attenuation mode or in a bypass mode using a plurality of switching circuits. A first switching circuit of the plurality of switching circuits... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Apparatus and methods for testing patch antennas

Apparatus and methods for testing of patch antennas are provided herein. In certain configurations, a method of electronic testing of patch antennas is provided. The method includes positioning a patch antenna onto a test fixture, coupling a test signal from a first probe to the patch antenna, coupling the test... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Multi mode interface and detection circuit

A communication interface circuit includes a plurality of terminals, two receiver circuits, and a detection circuit. The detection circuit is coupled to at least one of the terminals and detects a communication format, and the detection circuit enables one of the two receiver circuits based on the detected communication format.... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Systems and methods for extending operation of radio-frequency power amplifiers

Systems and methods for extending operation of radio-frequency (RF) power amplifiers. In some embodiments, a method for fabricating a wireless device can be implemented. The method includes providing a flash LED driver and a radio-frequency block, coupling an output of the flash LED driver and the radio-frequency block and coupling... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Impedance transformation circuit and overload protection for low noise amplifier

Aspects of this disclosure relate to an impedance transformation circuit and overload protection for a low noise amplifier. A low noise amplifier can include a first inductor, an amplification circuit configured to amplify a radio frequency signal, and a second inductor magnetically coupled to the first inductor to provide negative... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Doherty amplifier

A multistage linear power amplifier receiving an input signal. The multistage linear power amplifier comprises a plurality of Class-AB amplifiers connected in a cascade configuration. The plurality of Class-AB amplifiers amplifies the input signal to generate an amplified input signal. At least one of the plurality of Class-AB amplifiers is... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Peaking amplifier bias control

A Doherty power amplifier includes a carrier amplifier, a peaking amplifier, and a peaking amplifier bias circuit coupled to the peaking amplifier and configured to provide a peaking amplifier bias signal to the peaking amplifier based on a saturation level of the carrier amplifier.... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Temperature insensitive dielectric constant garnets

Embodiments of synthetic garnet materials having advantageous properties, especially for below resonance frequency applications, are disclosed herein. In particular, embodiments of the synthetic garnet materials can have high Curie temperatures and dielectric constants while maintaining low magnetization. These materials can be incorporated into isolators and circulators, such as for use... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Apparatus and methods for testing electronic devices

Apparatus and methods for testing electronic devices. In some embodiments, a fixture for testing an electronic device can include a support frame including a base and a pair of side supports implemented on respective sides of the base, with at least one of the side supports including a plurality of... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Systems and methods for providing electromagnetic interference shielding for integrated circuit modules

An automated system for maintaining paint thickness uniformity over the surface of a cap encapsulating at least one integrated circuit (IC) module on a panel of IC modules is provided. The system can be computer implemented and applies a layer of conductive paint that electrically couples with wirebonds on the... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Voltage distribution in transistor stacks using non-uniform transistor dimensions

A radio-frequency switch includes a first field-effect transistor having drain and source fingers separated by a first drain-to-source distance and a second field-effect transistor in a series connection with the first field-effect transistor, the second field-effect transistor having drain and source fingers separated by a second drain-to-source distance that is... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Bipolar transistor on high-resistivity substrate

Systems and methods are disclosed for fabricating a semiconductor die that includes one or more bipolar transistors disposed on or above a high-resistivity region of a substrate. The substrate may include, for example, bulk silicon, at least a portion of which has high-resistivity characteristics. For example, the bulk substrate may... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Integrated rf limiter

A limiter circuit is integrated into an RF power amplifier. The limiter circuit automatically starts adding attenuation at the input of the RF power amplifier after a predetermined input power level threshold is exceeded, thereby extending the safe input drive level to protect the amplifier. In a preferred embodiment of... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Automatic impedance matching using true power information

Aspects of this disclosure relate to systems and methods of performing dynamic impedance tuning. Certain aspects may be performed by or include a dynamic impedance matching network. The dynamic impedance matching network can determine a desired output power for a power amplifier, true power information for the power amplifier, and... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Uplink carrier aggregation front-end architecture that supports simultaneous mimo

Disclosed herein are front-end architectures for wireless communication that support a wide range of combinations of uplink carrier aggregation (UL CA) and simultaneous multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) functionality. Embodiments can include a separate mid-band power amplifier module and a separate high band power amplifier module, and can establish various numbers of... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Parallel use of serial controls in improved wireless devices and power amplifier modules

A power amplifier module can include one or more switches, a coupler module, input signal pins, and a controller having first and second output terminals. The input signal pins can receive a voltage input/output signal, a clock input signal, and a data input signal. The controller can (i) set a... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Methods for forming bipolar transistors having collector with grading

This disclosure relates to methods for forming bipolar transistors, such as heterojunction bipolar transistors, having at least one grading in the collector. In some embodiments, the methods include forming a sub-collector. In some embodiments the methods include forming a primary collector region with at least one grading having a doping... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Forward isolation in radio-frequency switches using internal regulator

A radio-frequency switch includes a series field-effect transistor, a shunt field-effect transistor having a gate node, and shunt arm control circuitry configured to receive an internal regulator voltage and provide the internal regulator voltage to the gate node of the shunt field-effect transistor when the radio-frequency switch is in a... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Methods for forming shielded radio-frequency modules having reduced area

Shielded radio-frequency (RF) module having reduced area. In some embodiments, a method for fabricating a radio-frequency module includes forming or providing a packaging substrate configured to receive a plurality of components. The method may include mounting one or more devices on the packaging substrate such that the packaging substrate includes... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Multiple-pole resonator filter

Multiple-pole resonator filter. In some embodiments, a filter for radio-frequency application can include a first coaxial resonator in a first orientation and having an input on a first side of the filter defined by N coaxial resonators, and an N-th coaxial resonator in the first orientation and having an output... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Active cross-band isolation for a transformer-based power amplifier

Embodiments of radio frequency (RF) systems include a plurality of power amplifiers having a primary winding and a secondary winding. Each of the power amplifiers may be configured to process signals of different frequency bands. The primary winding for one power amplifier can be detuned while another power amplifier is... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Impedance matching circuit for radio-frequency amplifier

Impedance matching circuit for radio-frequency amplifier. In some embodiments, an impedance matching circuit can include a primary metal trace having a first end configured to be capable of being coupled to a voltage source for the power amplifier, and a second end configured to be capable of being coupled to... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Systems and methods for recognition of unreadable characters on printed circuit boards

Systems and methods for recognition of unreadable characters on printed circuit boards. In some embodiments, a method for recognizing characters can be utilized for recognition of damaged characters on a printed circuit board. The method can include obtaining a digital image for each of a plurality of characters on the... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Fabrication of radio-frequency devices with amplifier voltage limiting features

Fabrication of a wireless device involves providing a packaging substrate configured to receive a plurality of components, mounting a radio-frequency module on the packaging substrate, the radio-frequency module including a power amplifier including a bipolar transistor having collector, emitter, base and sub-collector regions, the radio-frequency module further including a conductive... Skyworks Solutions Inc

Electromagnetic coupler arrangements for multi-frequency power detection, and devices including same

A coupling methodology and circuit arrangements to provide multi-frequency simultaneous power measurement. In one example, a wireless device front-end apparatus includes a plurality of antenna swap switches each connected to first and second antenna contacts, and a plurality of electromagnetic couplers each having an input port to receive a input... Skyworks Solutions Inc

12/28/17 / #20170373730

Front-end architectures for multiple antennas

Front-end architectures for multiple antennas. In some embodiments, a front-end architecture for wireless application can include a first mid-band amplifier system configured to amplify transmit and receive signals in a first mid-band. The front-end architecture can further include a second mid-band amplifier system configured to amplify at least a transmit... Skyworks Solutions Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374183

Wireless device with overstress indicator

According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a wireless device comprising an overstress indicator circuit including a sense circuit configured to monitor a parameter of the wireless device and generate a sense signal corresponding to the parameter, a detection circuit configured to receive the sense signal from the... Skyworks Solutions Inc

12/21/17 / #20170365554

Polymer bonding with improved step coverage

A system and method for packaging an electronic device are provided. The packaged electronic device may include a structure material having one portion with a first lateral cross-section, and at least one other portion with a second lateral cross-section, where at least one of a dimension and a shape of... Skyworks Solutions Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358667

Methods of forming a bipolar transistor having a collector with a doping spike

This disclosure relates to methods of forming bipolar transistors, such as heterojunction bipolar transistors. The methods may include forming a sub-collector over a substrate, forming a first portion of a collector over the sub-collector and doping a second portion of the collector to form a doping spike. The method may... Skyworks Solutions Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358985

Control circuits and methods for voltage converters

Control circuits and methods for voltage converters. In some embodiments, a control system or circuit can be implemented for a voltage converter, and can include a driving unit configured to generate a driving signal having a pulse width and a frequency. The driving signal can be provided to a voltage... Skyworks Solutions Inc

12/07/17 / #20170352643

Devices and methods related to singulated radio-frequency devices

Devices and methods for processing singulated radio-frequency (RF) units. In some embodiments, a device for processing singulated RF packages can include a plate having a plurality of apertures. Each aperture can be dimensioned to receive and position a singulated RF package to thereby facilitate processing of the singulated RF packages... Skyworks Solutions Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353211

Isolating noise sources and coupling fields in rf chips

A semiconductor die comprises a first active device, at least one of a second active device and a passive component, and electromagnetic shielding configured to at least partially electromagnetically isolate the first active device from the at least one of the second active device and the passive component. The electromagnetic... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/30/17 / #20170341950

High q modified barium magnesium tantalate for high frequency applications

Disclosed are embodiments of a barium magnesium tantalate including additional components to increase the Q value of the material. In some embodiments, complex tungsten oxides and/or hexagonal perovskite crystal structures can be added into the barium magnesium tantalate to provide for advantageous properties. In some embodiments, no tin is used... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345676

Wafer level packaging using a transferable structure

According to various aspects and embodiments, a system and method for packaging an electronic device is disclosed. One example of the method comprises depositing a layer of temporary bonding material onto a surface of a first substrate, depositing a layer of structure material onto a surface of the layer of... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/30/17 / #20170346482

Radio-frequency switch having dynamic gate bias resistance, body contact, and compensation circuit

Radio-frequency (RF) switch circuits having switchable transistor coupling for improved switching performance. An RF switch system includes at least one field-effect transistor (FET) disposed between first and second nodes, each FET having a gate and body. A switchable resistive coupling circuit is connected to each of the respective gates. A... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/30/17 / #20170346516

Contour tuning circuit and related systems and methods

Aspects of this disclosure relate tuning an impedance presented to a common port of a multi-throw switch and a tunable notch filter coupled to the common port. The impedance presented to the common port can be tuned based on an impedance associated with a throw of the multi-throw switch that... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337317

Racetrack layout for radio frequency isolation structure

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to determining a layout of a racetrack that forms part of an RF isolation structure of a packaged module and the resulting RF isolation structures. Locations of where the racetrack can be adjusted (for example, narrowed) and/or removed without significantly degrading the EMI performance... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/23/17 / #20170338773

Power amplification system with envelope-based bias

Disclosed herein are power amplification systems that are dynamically biased based on a signal indicative of an envelope of the signal being amplified. The power amplification systems include a power amplifier configured to amplify an input radio-frequency (RF) signal to generate an output RF signal when biased by a biasing... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/23/17 / #20170338776

Systems, circuits and methods for correcting dynamic error vector magnitude effects

Systems, circuits and methods related to dynamic error vector magnitude (DEVM) corrections. In some embodiments, a power amplifier (PA) system can include a PA circuit having a plurality of amplification stages, and a bias system in communication with the PA circuit and configured to provide bias signals to the amplification... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/23/17 / #20170338781

Power amplification system with reactance compensation

Power amplification system is disclosed. A power amplification system can include a Class-E push-pull amplifier including a transformer balun. The power amplification can further include a reactance compensation circuit coupled to the transformer balun. In some embodiments, the reactance compensation circuit is configured to reduce variation over frequency of a... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/23/17 / #20170338839

Multiplexing architectures for wireless applications

Multiplexing architectures for wireless applications. In some embodiments, a front-end architecture can include a first power amplifier having an output coupled to a transmit filter through a path that is substantially free of a switch. The transmit filter can be configured for a first transmit band or a second transmit... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/23/17 / #20170338847

Systems, devices and methods related to stacked radio-frequency devices

Systems, devices and methods related to stacked band selection switch devices. In some embodiments, an RF module can include a packaging substrate and a power amplifier (PA) assembly implemented on a PA die mounted on the packaging substrate. The RF module can further include an output matching network (OMN) device... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/23/17 / #20170338852

Second order harmonic cancellation for radio frequency front-end switches

A radio frequency switch circuit with improved harmonic suppression and low insertion loss has an antenna port and a plurality of signal ports. A plurality of transistor switch circuits, are connected to a respective one of the plurality of signal ports and to the antenna port. Each of the transistor... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331434

Cascode switch for amplifier

Aspects of this disclosure relate to a cascode circuit electrically coupled between an amplifier configured to amplify a radio frequency (RF) signal and different loads. The cascode circuit can function as a switch to selectively provide an output from the amplifier to a number of different loads. In certain embodiments,... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331436

Power amplifier with bias adjustment circuit

Power amplifier with bias adjustment circuit. In some embodiments, a power amplifier can include an amplifying transistor configured to amplify a signal, and a bias circuit coupled to a bias node of the amplifying transistor and configured to provide a bias voltage at the bias node. The power amplifier can... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331504

Wireless communication device with a low noise receiver

A wireless communication device includes a radio frequency antenna a transceiver. The transceiver includes a receiver having a switching architecture configured to generate a plurality of output phases within a local oscillator period based on the filtered RF signal and a respective plurality of local oscillator signals. The plurality of... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324136

Directional couplers and devices including same

Directional couplers having a chain configuration and devices incorporating same. In some implementations, a chain coupler assembly can include a plurality of couplers each having a driver arm configured to route a respective RF signal and a coupled arm disposed physically proximate to the driver arm to detect a portion... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324160

Shielded radio frequency component with integrated antenna

Aspects of this disclosure relate to a shielded radio frequency component with an integrated antenna. An antenna can be on a first side of a multi-layer substrate and a radio frequency component can be disposed on a second side of the multi-layer substrate such that a ground plane of the... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324388

Apparatus and methods for power amplifiers with an injection-locked oscillator driver stage

Apparatus and methods for power amplifiers with an injection-locked oscillator driver stage are provided herein. In certain configurations, a multi-mode power amplifier includes a driver stage implemented using an injection-locked oscillator and an output stage having an adjustable supply voltage that changes based on a mode of the multi-mode power... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324392

Self-adjusting electromagnetic coupler with automatic frequency detection

Electromagnetic coupler systems including built-in frequency detection, and modules and devices including such. One example of an electromagnetic coupler system include an electromagnetic coupler having an input port, an output port, a coupled port, and an isolation port, the electromagnetic coupler including a main line extending between the input port... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324395

Stacked wafer-level packaging devices

Stacked wafer-level packaging devices. In some embodiments, a wireless device includes a transceiver configured to generate a radio-frequency (RF) signal. The wireless device also includes a front-end module (FEM) in communication with the transceiver, the front-end module including a packaging substrate configured to receive a plurality of components, the front-end... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324432

Multiple band multiple mode transceiver front end flip-chip architecture and circuitry with integrated power amplifiers

An integrated circuit architecture and circuitry is defined by a die structure with a plurality of exposed conductive pads arranged in a grid of rows and columns. The die structure has a first operating frequency region with a first transmit and receive chain, and a second operating frequency region with... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324451

Compensating amplifier phase in a diversity receiver front end

Diversity receiver front end system with amplifier phase compensation. A receiving system can include a first amplifier disposed along a first path, corresponding to a first frequency band, between an input of the receiving system and an output of the receiving system. The receiving system can include a second amplifier... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/02/17 / #20170317395

Compensated electromagnetic coupler

An electromagnetic coupler includes a dielectric layer with a first transmission line connecting an input port to an output port. A second transmission line on another surface of the dielectric layer forms a coupled port and an isolation port. The electromagnetic coupler provides a coupled signal at the coupled port,... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/02/17 / #20170317396

Tunable electromagnetic coupler and modules and devices using same

An electromagnetic coupler includes a first transmission line connecting an input port to an output port. A second transmission line adjacent the first transmission line connects a coupled port and an isolation port. The electromagnetic coupler provides a coupled signal at the coupled port, which is representative of an input... Skyworks Solutions Inc

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11/02/17 / #20170317648

High-gain low noise figure complementary metal oxide semiconductor amplifier with low current consumption

A radio frequency low noise amplifier circuit with a receive signal input, a receive signal output, and a voltage source include a low noise amplifier and a coupled inductor circuit with a primary inductive chain connected to the output of the low noise amplifier and to the voltage source. The... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/02/17 / #20170317653

Methods for power amplification with shared common base biasing

A power amplification system with shared common base biasing is disclosed. A method for power amplification at a controller of a power amplification system comprising a plurality of cascode amplifier sections can include receiving a band select signal indicative of one or more frequency bands of a radio-frequency input signal... Skyworks Solutions Inc

11/02/17 / #20170317710

Shielded diversity receive module

Described herein are radio-frequency (RF) modules that include shielding for improved RF performance. The RF modules including a packaging substrate with a receiving system implemented thereon. The RF module includes a shield implemented to provide RF shielding for at least a portion of the receiving system. The receiving system can... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310213

Apparatus and methods for multi-mode charge pumps

Apparatus and methods for multi-mode charge pumps are disclosed herein. In certain configurations, a multi-mode charge pump includes an output terminal, a mode control circuit that operates the multi-mode charge pump in a selected mode, a first switched capacitor, a capacitor charging circuit, and a plurality of switches. The capacitor... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310284

Phemt components with enhanced linearity performance

pHEMT-based circuits and methods of improving the linearity thereof. One example pHEMT circuit includes a pHEMT connected between an input terminal and a load and a non-linear resistance connected to the pHEMT. The pHEMT produces a first harmonic signal at the load responsive to being driven by an input signal... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170300076

Low leakage current switch controller

Low leakage current switch controller. In some embodiments, a controller for a radio-frequency switch can include a low-dropout regulator configured to generate a plurality of reference voltage levels for operation of a switch, or to be in a sleep mode to conserve power, based on a control signal received through... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170301629

Semiconductor package having a metal paint layer

Disclosed are devices and methods related to a conductive paint layer configured to provide radio-frequency (RF) shielding for a packaged semiconductor module. Such a module can include a packaging substrate, one or more RF components mounted on the packaging substrate, a ground plane disposed within the packaging substrate, and a... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170301630

Methods for selectively shielding radio frequency modules

Aspects of this disclosure relate to methods of selectively shielded radio frequency modules. A radio frequency module can be provided with a radio frequency component and an antenna. A shielding layer can be formed over a portion of the radio frequency module such that the radio frequency component is shielded... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170301647

Radio frequency transmission line with finish plating on conductive layer

This disclosure relates to a radio frequency (RF) transmission line for high performance RF applications. The RF transmission line includes a conductive layer and finish plating on the conductive layer. The finish plating includes a gold layer, a palladium layer proximate the gold layer, and a nickel layer proximate the... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170301653

Radio frequency system-in-package with stacked clocking crystal

A packaged module for use in a wireless communication device has a substrate supporting a crystal and a first die that includes at least a microprocessor and one or more of radio frequency transmitter circuitry and radio frequency receiver circuitry. The first die is disposed between the crystal and the... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170301654

System in package with vertically arranged radio frequency componentry

A packaged module for use in a wireless communication device has a substrate supporting a first integrated circuit die that implements at least a portion of a radio frequency baseband subsystem and a second integrated circuit die that implements at least a portion of a radio frequency front end including... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170301655

Reduced form factor radio frequency system-in-package

A packaged module for a radio frequency wireless device has a substrate supporting a first wireless device component and a second wireless device component where the first wireless device component is between the second wireless device component and a first surface of the substrate. At least a first overhanging portion... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170301985

Selective shielding of radio frequency modules

Aspects of this disclosure relate to selectively shielded radio frequency modules. A radio frequency module can include a package substrate, a radio frequency shielding structure extending above the package substrate, a radio frequency component over the package substrate and in an interior of the radio frequency shielding structure, and an... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170301986

Selectively shielding radio frequency module with multi-layer antenna

Aspects of this disclosure relate to selectively shielded radio frequency modules. A radio frequency module can include a package substrate, a radio frequency component on the package substrate, a multi-layer antenna, a radio frequency shielding structure configured to provide shielding between the multi-layer antenna and the radio frequency component. The... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170302224

Crystal packaging with conductive pillars

A packaged module for use in a wireless communication device has a substrate supporting a crystal assembly and a first die that implements at least a portion of a radio frequency baseband subsystem. The crystal assembly, positioned between the first die and the substrate, includes a crystal, an input terminal... Skyworks Solutions Inc

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10/19/17 / #20170302227

Power amplifier having selective signal paths

Power amplifier having selective signal paths. In some embodiments, a power amplifier circuit can include a plurality of signal paths sharing a common amplification stage configured to partially amplify a signal. Each signal path can further include a dedicated amplification stage coupled to the common amplification stage and configured to... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170302230

Power amplification system with adjustable common base bias

Power amplification system with adjustable common base bias. A power amplification system can include a cascode amplifier coupled to a radio-frequency input signal and coupled to a radio-frequency output. The power amplification system can further include a biasing component configured to apply one or more biasing signals to the cascode... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170302231

Methods, modules and devices for detecting a saturation condition of a power amplifier

The present disclosure relates to methods, modules and devices for detecting and preventing occurrence of a saturation state in a power amplifier. A method is disclosed for detecting a saturation condition of a power amplifier, including monitoring a first base current of a first transistor of a cascade transistor pair... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170302239

Feedback circuit for power amplifier

Feedback circuit for power amplifier. In some embodiments, a radio-frequency amplifier can include a bipolar junction transistor configured to amplify a signal, and having an input and an output. The radio-frequency amplifier can further include a feedback circuit implemented between the output and input of the bipolar junction transistor. The... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170302266

Radio-frequency devices with frequency-tuned body bias

Radio-frequency (RF) devices are disclosed providing improved switching performance. An RF switch device includes one or more field-effect transistors (FETs) disposed between a first node and a second node. Each FET has a respective source, drain, gate, and body. A resonance circuit connects the body of each of the one... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170302325

Radio frequency system-in-package including a stacked system-on-chip

A packaged module for use in a wireless communication device has a substrate supporting a crystal and a first die that includes at least a microprocessor and one or more of radio frequency transmitter circuitry and radio frequency receiver circuitry. The crystal is disposed between the first die and the... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/19/17 / #20170303400

Surface mount device stacking for reduced form factor

A packaged module for use in a wireless communication device has a substrate supporting an integrated circuit die that includes at least a microprocessor and radio frequency receiver circuitry and a stacked filter assembly configured as a filter circuit that is in communication with the radio frequency receiver circuitry. The... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294696

Methods related to junction ferrite devices having improved insertion loss performance

Disclosed are methods related to junction ferrite devices having improved insertion loss performance. In some implementations, a method of fabricating a circulator includes providing a grounding plane having a first side and a second side, positioning a magnet on the first side of the grounding plane, and positioning a ferrite-based... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294837

Voltage converter and control method thereof

Voltage converter and control method thereof. In some embodiments, a voltage converter can include a voltage conversion circuit configured to convert an input voltage to an output voltage based on a drive signal, and a feedback circuit configured to generate an error signal based on the output voltage and a... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294880

Bias circuit for radio-frequency amplifier

Bias circuit for radio-frequency amplifier. In some embodiments, an amplifier circuit for radio-frequency applications can includes an amplifying transistor having an input. The amplifier circuit can further include a bias circuit having a first bias path implemented between a supply node and the input to provide a bias signal to... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294881

Bias circuit for power amplifier

Bias circuit for power amplifier. In some embodiments, a bias circuit for an amplifier can include an input node, an output node, a supply voltage node, and a ground node. The bias circuit can further include a first transistor and a second transistor, with each transistor having a base, a... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294937

Switching circuits for wireless applications

Switching circuits for wireless applications. In some embodiments, a switching circuit can include a common node and a plurality of series arm switches with each being capable of connecting the common node and a respective signal node. The switching circuit can further include a shunt arm switch for each of... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294947

Front-end architecture having switchable duplexer

Front-end architecture having switchable duplexer. In some embodiments, a front-end architecture can include a first receive signal path having a first receive filter coupled to a first antenna, a second receive signal path having a second receive filter coupled to a second antenna, and a transmit signal path having a... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/05/17 / #20170283327

Dual-phase high thermal conductivity composite dielectric materials

Disclosed herein are embodiments of materials having high thermal conductivity along with a high dielectric constants. In some embodiments, a two phase composite ceramic material can be formed having a contiguous aluminum oxide phase with a secondary phase embedded within the continuous phase. Example secondary phases include calcium titanate, strontium... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287813

Body contacts for field-effect transistors

Field-effect transistor (FET) devices are described herein that include one or more body contacts implemented near source, gate, drain (S/G/D) assemblies to improve the influence of a voltage applied at the body contact on the S/G/D assemblies. For example, body contacts can be implemented between S/G/D assemblies rather than on... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287836

Non-symmetric body contacts for field-effect transistors

Field-effect transistor (FET) devices are described herein that include one or more body contacts implemented near source, gate, drain (S/G/D) assemblies to improve the influence of a voltage applied at the body contact on the S/G/D assemblies. For example, body contacts can be implemented between S/G/D assemblies rather than on... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287854

Tunable active silicon for coupler linearity improvement and reconfiguration

An electromagnetic coupler assembly includes a handle wafer having an oxide layer disposed on a first surface thereof. A layer of active semiconductor is disposed on the oxide layer and includes a voltage terminal to receive a supply voltage. A layer of dielectric material is disposed on the layer of... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287855

Variable handle wafer resistivity for silicon-on-insulator devices

Variable handle wafer resistivity for silicon-on-insulator devices. In some embodiments, a radio-frequency device can include a silicon-on-insulator substrate having an insulator layer and a handle wafer. The radio-frequency device can further include a plurality of field-effect transistors implemented over the insulator layer to cover a corresponding portion of the handle... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287935

Variable buried oxide thickness for silicon-on-insulator devices

Variable buried oxide thickness for silicon-on-insulator devices. In some embodiments, a radio-frequency device can include a silicon-on-insulator substrate having an insulator layer and a handle wafer. The radio-frequency device can further include a plurality of field-effect transistors implemented over the insulator layer. Each transistor can be separated from the handle... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287953

Field-effect transistor devices having proximity contact features

Field-effect transistor (FET) devices are described herein that include an insulator layer, a field-effect transistor implemented over the insulator layer, a substrate layer implemented under the insulator layer, and a proximity electrode that extends at least partially through the insulator layer and positioned from the FET by a distance that... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/05/17 / #20170288609

Multi-mode stacked amplifier

Aspects of this disclosure relate to an amplification circuit that includes a stacked amplifier and a bias circuit. The stacked amplifier includes at least a first transistor and a second transistor in series with each other. The stacked amplifier is operable in at least a first mode and a second... Skyworks Solutions Inc

10/05/17 / #20170288714







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