Skyworks introduced the SKYA21043, a highly-integrated, 5 GHz front-end module (FEM) incorporating a 5 GHz single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) transmit/receive (T/R) switch, a 5 GHz high gain low noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass and a 5 GHz power amplifier (PA) intended for high-power 802.11 p applications and systems. Qualified to AEC-Q104 (Grade 2), the SKYA21043 meets rugged reliability requirements for automotive applications including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) covering smart antennas, compensators, and roadside units for automotive infrastructure, backhaul and cellular small cells. The device boasts +29 dBm output power, making it one of the highest power solutions on the market today. Its compact, conformally shielded package size will reduce front-end board space by more than 50 percent and the product is supported by the automotive PPAP process.
High-Power Front-end Module for Automotive V2V and V2X Applications