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Skyworks Releases Front-End Module for ISM, Metering Applications

July 30, 2018

Skyworks is pleased to introduce the SKY66119-11, a high performance transmit/receive front-end module (FEM) that provides range extension for IoT applications including smart metering and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) systems. 

The device’s transmit chain features +30 dBm output and the receive chain features a low-noise amplifier (LNA) with a 1.3 dB noise figure.  The module delivers 30.5 dBm Pout at 400 to 500 MHz to enable more than 4x the range versus standalone system-on-chip (SoC) solutions and covers multiple unlicensed bands.  It also has a fast switch on/off (< 4 usec in receive mode and < 2 usec in transmit mode) that provides rapid timing and multi-protocol arbitration.  The module also boasts a high-efficiency power amplifier for longer battery life and comes in a small footprint with MCM (28-pin 6 mm x 6 mm) surface mount technology packaging.