Ultra-Low Power Front-end Module Features 4X Range Extension
Skyworks has launched the SKY66404-11, 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, 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 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.