Skyworks has introduced a new product category of high power Bluetooth® power amplifiers for mobile applications, targeting Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets and other portable devices.

The SKY85018-11 is a highly integrated device that will increase Bluetooth connection range and improve music streaming. Multiple output power ranges and a bypass mode assure that the SKY85018-11 is extremely reliable for high performance devices and will provide a premium audio experience. The power output is 23 dBm for basic data rates and 14 dBm for enhanced data rates.

The amplifier is offered in a small footprint (1.5 mm x 1.5 mm package) and can be biased directly from a battery, removing the need for a low drop-out voltage regulator.

More information and a data sheet is available at SKY85018-11.