Patents Assigned to Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10944377
    Abstract: Broadband power splitter. In some embodiments, a power splitter can include an input port, a first output port and a second output port. The power splitter can further include a first signal path implemented between the input port and the first output port, and a second signal path implemented between the input port and the second output port. Each of the first and second signal paths can include a variable capacitance configured to provide a plurality of capacitance values that result in different frequency responses of the respective signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Anuranjan Hosagavi Puttaraju, Gunjan Pandey, Paul Raymond Andrys
  • Patent number: 10937759
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a radio frequency (RF) transmission line for high performance RF applications. The RF transmission line includes a bonding layer having a bonding surface and configured to receive an RF signal, a barrier layer proximate the bonding layer, a diffusion barrier layer proximate the bonding layer and configured to prevent contaminant from entering the bonding layer, and a conductive layer proximate the diffusion barrier layer. The diffusion barrier layer has a thickness that allows the received RF signal to penetrate the diffusion barrier layer to the conductive layer. The diffusion barrier layer can be a nickel layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandra Louise Petty-Weeks, Guohao Zhang, Hardik Bhupendra Modi
  • Patent number: 10931009
    Abstract: 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 by the shielding layer and the antenna is unshielded by the shielding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Hoang Mong Nguyen, Anthony James LoBianco, Gregory Edward Babcock, Darren Roger Frenette, George Khoury
  • Patent number: 10931260
    Abstract: A SAW element configured to suppress spurious emissions resulting from non-periodicity of an IDT electrode finger arrangement. In one example, the SAW element is a resonator comprising an IDT electrode including a first plurality of IDT electrode fingers connected to a first busbar and a second plurality of IDT electrode fingers connected to a second busbar, and reflectors having a plurality of reflector fingers. The pluralities of first and second IDT electrode fingers are alternatively connected to each busbar by either normal connections or reversed connections and include regions arranged by at least two different types of pitches. The normal connections are such that either the odd-numbered or even-numbered IDT electrode fingers connect to the first busbar, and the reversed connections are such that the opposite group of IDT electrode fingers connect to the first busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Toru Yamaji, Rei Goto
  • Patent number: 10931253
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a cascaded filter circuit that includes a hybrid acoustic LC filter, a non-acoustic LC filter, and a switch configured to selectively couple the hybrid acoustic LC filter and the non-acoustic LC filter. The hybrid acoustic filter can filter a radio frequency signal. The hybrid acoustic LC filter can include an acoustic resonator, an inductor, and a capacitor. The non-acoustic LC filter includes an LC circuit. Related multiplexers, wireless communication devices, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Hai H. Ta, Bo Pan, Weimin Sun, Dogan Gunes
  • Patent number: 10922254
    Abstract: Configuration devices in a module. In some embodiments, a radio frequency module includes a serial bus including a first serial data line and a second serial data line. The radio-frequency module also includes a first switch coupled to a first device and a third line. The radio-frequency module further includes a module coupled to the serial bus and the first switch, the module configured to determine whether first data is detected on a first serial data line, determine whether second data is detected on a second serial data line, adjust a configuration of the first switch when the first data is detected on the first serial data line and the second data is detected on the second serial data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gerard Vaillancourt, Lui Lam
  • Patent number: 10924160
    Abstract: Diversity receiver front end systems with fixed impedance matching circuits to improve signal processing. The fixed impedance matching circuits can be configured to reduce out-of-band metrics such as noise figure and/or gain for a plurality of out-of-band frequency bands while reducing or not increasing above a certain threshold an in-band metric for the associated in-band frequency band. Each of a plurality of paths through the front-end systems can include fixed impedance matching circuits that accomplish this tuning to improve performance for the front-end systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Stephane Richard Marie Wloczysiak
  • Patent number: 10916512
    Abstract: A semiconductor die includes at least one electronic component. an at least partially moisture permeable material disposed on or about the at least one electronic component, at least one opening defining at least one path for moisture to migrate from an environment external to the die into the at least partially moisture permeable material, and a moisture impermeable shield disposed between the at least one electronic component and the at least one opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Francis Quaglietta, Karen R. Freitas
  • Patent number: 10917056
    Abstract: 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 to be amplified and transmitted. The method may further include biasing a common base stage of each of the plurality of cascode amplifier sections, and biasing a common emitter stage of a subset of the plurality of cascode amplifier sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip John Lehtola, David Steven Ripley
  • Patent number: 10911020
    Abstract: A wafer-level chip-scale package includes a polymeric body having a conductive via passing through the polymeric body and a piezoelectric substrate directly bonded to an upper end of the conductive via. The wafer-level chip-scale package further includes a cavity defined between a portion of the polymeric body and the piezoelectric substrate and a metal seal ring disposed in the body and having an upper end bonded to the piezoelectric substrate, the metal seal ring passing only partially through the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph Michael Bulger
  • Patent number: 10911075
    Abstract: A wireless device comprising a first antenna and second antenna, a transceiver and a radio frequency front end system electrically coupled between the transceiver and the antennas. The RF front end system includes a first module operable to provide a high band transmit signal to the first antenna, receive a first high band receive signal and a first mid band receive signal from the first antenna. The first high band receive signal has a frequency content greater than that of the first mid band receive signal. The RF front end system further includes a second module operable to provide a mid band transmit signal to the second antenna, receive a second mid band receive signal and a second high band receive signal from the second antenna. The second high band receive signal has a frequency content greater than that of the second mid band receive signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: John Chi-Shuen Leung
  • Patent number: 10900919
    Abstract: An apparatus for perturbation method electrical permittivity measurements of a sample comprises a waveguide body having a first end, a second end, an upper wall, and a lower wall, a first shorting plug disposed within the waveguide body proximate the first end, a second shorting plug disposed within the waveguide body proximate the second end, a first threaded connector mount attached to the upper wall of the waveguide body at a first position along a length of the waveguide body, a second threaded connector mount attached to the upper wall of the waveguide body at a second position along a length of the waveguide body, and first and second apertures formed centrally in the upper wall and lower wall, respectively, of the waveguide body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John Christopher Deriso, Brian Christopher Eiker
  • Patent number: 10897381
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to multipath bandpass filters with passband notches are provided herein. In certain configurations, a multipath bandpass filter includes multiple filter circuit branches or paths that are electrically connected in parallel with one another between an input terminal and an output terminal. The input terminal receives an input signal, and each filter circuit branch includes a downconverter that downconverts the input signal to generate a downconverted signal, a filter network that generates a filtered signal by filtering the downconverted signal, and an upconverter that upconverts the filtered signal to generate a branch output signal. The filter network includes at least one low pass filter and at least one notch filter to provide a passband with in-band notches. The branch output signals from the filter circuit branches are combined to generate an output signal at the output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Mitchell Rogers, Alexander John Heaslip Ross
  • Patent number: 10892721
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for oscillation suppression of cascode power amplifiers are provided herein. In certain implementations, a power amplifier system includes a cascode power amplifier including a plurality of transconductance devices that operate in combination with a plurality of cascode devices to amplify a radio frequency input signal. The power amplifier system further includes a bias circuit that biases the plurality of cascode devices with two or more bias voltages that are decoupled from one another at radio frequency to thereby inhibit the cascode power amplifier from oscillating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: John William Mitchell Rogers
  • Patent number: 10892718
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to an impedance transformation circuit for use in an amplifier, such as a low noise amplifier. The impedance transformation circuit includes a matching circuit including a first inductor. The impedance transformation circuit also includes a second inductor. The first and second inductors are magnetically coupled to each other to provide negative feedback to linearize the amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie Paul Wallis
  • Patent number: 10892715
    Abstract: Wideband power combiners and splitters are provided herein. In certain embodiments, a power combiner/splitter is implemented with a first coil connecting a first port and a second port, and a second coil connecting a third port and a fourth port. The first coil and the second coil are inductively coupled to one another. For example, the first coil and the second coil can be formed using adjacent conductive layers of a semiconductor chip, an integrated passive device, or a laminate. The power combiner/splitter further includes a fifth port tapping a center of the first coil and a sixth port tapping a center of the second coil. The fifth port and the sixth port serve to connect capacitors and/or other impedance to the center of the coils to thereby provide wideband operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Pan, Aleksey A. Lyalin, Weimin Sun, Philip John Lehtola
  • Patent number: 10892555
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for reconfigurable antenna systems are provided herein. In certain configurations, an antenna system includes an antenna element, a tuning conductor adjacent to and spaced apart from the antenna element, and a switch electrically connected between the tuning conductor and a reference voltage, such as ground. The tuning conductor is operable to load the antenna element, and the switch selectively connects the tuning conductor to the reference voltage to provide tuning to the antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: René Rodríguez
  • Patent number: 10886880
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for LNAs with mid-node impedance networks are provided herein. In certain configurations, an LNA includes a mid-node impedance circuit including a resistor and a capacitor electrically connected in parallel, a cascode device electrically connected between an output terminal and the mid-node impedance circuit, and a transconductance device electrically connected between the mid-node impedance circuit and ground. The transconductance device amplifies a radio frequency signal received from an input terminal. The LNA further includes a feedback bias circuit electrically connected between the output terminal and the input terminal and operable to control an input bias voltage of the transconductance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Engin Ibrahim Pehlivanoglu
  • Patent number: 10886953
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to multi-band power amplifier. In some embodiments, a power amplifier module includes a power amplifier having an output stage and configured to receive a signal. The power amplifier module also includes a first programmable harmonic termination circuit in electrical communication with the output stage of the power amplifier. The first programmable harmonic termination circuit includes a first plurality of capacitors and a first plurality of switches, with at least one of the first plurality of capacitors being in electrical communication with at least one of the first plurality of switches. The power amplifier module further includes a controller configured to modify a configuration of the first plurality of switches of the first programmable harmonic termination circuit based at least in part on a second harmonic frequency of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinghang Feng, Shuqi Zheng, Netsanet Gebeyehu, Ying Shi, James Phillip Young
  • Patent number: 10886382
    Abstract: A cascode amplifier including a common-source device and a common-gate device formed utilizing different processing parameters to separately optimize performance of the common-source device and common-gate device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yun Shi, Paul T. Dicarlo, Hailing Wang