3 April 2020
Skyworks launches front-end module featuring 4x range extension for ultra-low-power IoT applications
Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has launched the SKY66404-11, a 2.4GHz front-end module (FEM) designed for Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth (including Low Energy) ultra-low-power Internet of Things (IoT) applications spanning sensors, beacons, smart meters and thermostats, wireless cameras, smoke and CO detectors, and wearables including medical devices.
Featuring high performance in a compact form factor, SKY66404-11 provides increased efficiency, and more than 4x range extension over previous models.
The integrated module includes a power amplifier, low-noise amplifier, low-loss bypass path, transmit and receive switches, and digital controls compatible with 1.7-3.6V CMOS levels. Its wide supply voltage range also allows the device to be used in battery-powered IoT applications over a broad spectrum of the battery discharge curve.