RF front-end from Skyworks supports ZigBee, Thread, and Bluetooth protocols

Skyworks has introduced the SKY66403-11, a 2.4GHz integrated RF front-end module (FEM) designed to support ZigBee, Thread and next-generation Bluetooth wireless protocols (including Bluetooth low energy).

The SKY66403-11 is designed for ease of use and maximum flexibility for internet of things (IoT) applications, says Skyworks, particularly within the connected home, wearable devices and products and the machine to machine (M2M) markets. It is also suitable for coin cell battery devices, security and environmental sensors, wireless audio platforms, in-home appliances, smart thermostats and lighting systems.

The front-end module features an integrated power amplifier with up to +21dBm output power and operates over a wide supply voltage range, from 1.8 to 3.6V. It also includes low noise amplifier (LNA) and antenna diversity switching for all modes. It is supplied by Skyworks in a compact, multichip module 22-pin package, that measures 3.5 x 3.0 x 1.0mm.

The SKY66403-11 extends range up to four times when compared to standalone system on chip (SoC) solutions, according to Skyworks.

Skyworks Solutions provides analogue semiconductors for use within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Skyworks has engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

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