Skyworks' Latest Front-End Module Supports ZigBee®, Thread, Bluetooth®
Skyworks has introduced the SKY66403-11, a 2.4 GHz fully-integrated RF front-end module (FEM) designed to support ZigBee®, Thread and next-generation Bluetooth® wireless protocols, including Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
This high-performance device is designed for ease of use and maximum flexibility for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, particularly within the connected home, wearables and M2M markets. This module is suitable for coin cell battery devices, security and environmental sensors, wireless audio platforms, in-home appliances, smart thermostats and lighting systems. The SKY66403-11 extends the operating range up to 4x compared to standalone system-on-chip (SoC) solutions.
The FEM features an integrated power amplifier with up to +21 dBm output power and includes LNA and antenna diversity switching for all modes. The FEM operates over a wide supply voltage range, from 1.8 to 3.6 V, and is packaged in a compact, 22-pin multichip module measuring 3.5 mm x 3.0 mm x 1.0 mm.