Sierra Wireless turns to Skyworks for IoT, M2M

April 7, 2017  - By

Sierra Wireless is leveraging a broad suite of 3G/4G connectivity solutions from Skyworks Solutions to power its AirPrime HL Series of wireless modules targeting machine-to-machine (M2M) and device-to-cloud applications, according to Skyworks.

In total, Sierra Wireless is making use of 17 Skyworks devices spanning high-performance multimode, multiband power amplifiers, transmit/receive front-end modules, RF switches and DC-DC converters.

With the integration of Skyworks’ devices, Sierra Wireless’ modules combine voice and connectivity functionality that can be deployed in any region and on any wireless mobile network.

“By partnering with market leaders like Sierra Wireless, Skyworks is diversifying into new, fast-growing markets across the Internet of Things (IoT),” said Carlos Bori, vice president of sales and marketing for Skyworks. “Our unique connectivity portfolio and integration capabilities enable us to solve our customers’ challenges and deliver efficient, scalable solutions.”

“Sierra Wireless’ HL Series modules provide unprecedented scalability between networks,” said Dan Schieler, senior vice president and general manager, OEM Solutions, Sierra Wireless. “By leveraging Skyworks’ analog and RF expertise, we are able to support various data rates, enable global coverage and offer industrial-grade solutions for OEMs who are looking to standardize connectivity across multiple products and markets.”

According to a GSMA Intelligence report, at its current rate of trajectory, global cellular M2M connections are forecast to reach close to one billion by 2020, growing at a 25 percent per year compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2020.

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