Greentech Lead Germany: Skyworks Solutions, a
semiconductor solutions provider, has unveiled a family of highly efficient
front-end solutions for smart water and gas metering applications that enable
significant size and cost reduction.
Many of Skyworks’ front-end solutions allow for
plug-and-play functionality, drastically reducing the design time for new
products. To date, Skyworks’ solutions are being utilized by 40 tier-one
utility and smart energy providers throughout Europe.
“Skyworks’ newest front-end solutions offer increased
range, high power efficiency and robust design flexibility — three critical
features in smart metering applications,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice
president and general manager of high performance analog at Skyworks.
Skyworks’ highly integrated semiconductor modules
enable smart utility grids to improve their capacity and successfully manage
customer demand, while allowing consumers to monitor and use energy and water
According to the GSMA, the utilities sector is set to
invest U.S. $200 billion in smart grids worldwide through 2015 as the need to
provide growing populations with enough water and energy — without causing
potentially catastrophic damage to the environment — is one of the biggest
challenges facing governments and societies worldwide.
Systematically using embedded mobile connectivity to
create smart utility grids and smart energy environments can improve suppliers’
ability to effectively manage demand and enable consumers and businesses to use
resources more efficiently.
Skyworks’ front-end solutions are currently
available for sampling.