Skyworks has now launched the SKY66405-11, a 2.4 GHz front-end module (FEM) designed for Zigbee®, Thread, and Bluetooth® (including Low Energy) ultra-low-power IoT applications spanning sensors, beacons, smart meters and thermostats, wireless cameras, smoke and CO detectors, wearables and medical wearables.
This high-performance, integrated multi-chip module comes in a compact form factor (1.9 x 1.9 x 0.56 mm) and provides increased efficiency as well as more than 4X range extension versus system-on-chip (SoC) alone. The solution includes a power amplifier, low-noise amplifier, low-loss bypass path, transmit and receive switches, and digital controls compatible with 1.6 V to 3.6 V 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 and it covers worldwide unlicensed bands. Operating temperature ranges from -40 to 105° C, making this module suitable for lighting and industrial applications.