Skyworks introduces front-end module, certified to AEC-Q104

For automotive vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X)applications, the SKYA21043 is the latest integrated, 5GH front-end module from Skyworks. It incorporates a 5GHz single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) transmit/receive switch, a 5GHz high gain, low noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass, and a 5GHz power amplifier (PA) intended for high-power 802.11p DSRC (5.85 to 5.925GHz) at +105 degrees C applications and systems.

It is qualified to AEC-Q104 (Grade 2) for operation at -40 to +105 degrees C. The SKYA21043’s is rugged for automotive applications including V2V and V2X covering smart antennae, compensators, and roadside units for automotive infrastructure, backhaul and cellular small cells. Its characteristics include 8kV ESD protection on antenna output port and integrated logarithmic detector with wide dynamic range and is sensitive, jammer-tolerant (above 10dBm IIP3.

The device boasts +29dBm output power, which makes it one of the highest power devices available today, claims Skyworks.

The compact, conformally-shielded land grid array (LGA) package size will reduce front end board space by more than 50 per cent. The product is supported by the automotive PPAP process.

The compact, conformally shielded 24-pin package measures 3.0 x 5.0mm and is certified to MSL3, 260 degrees C, per JEDEC J-STD-020.

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