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Skyworks Releases FEMs for Ultra-Low Power IoT Applications

Skyworks has launched the SKY66405-11, 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, wearables and medical wearables.


This high-performance, integrated multi-chip module comes in a compact form factor (1.9 x 1.9 x 0.56 mm) and provides increased efficiency as well as more than 4X range extension versus system-on-chip (SoC) alone.  The solution includes a power amplifier, low-noise amplifier, low-loss bypass path, transmit and receive switches, and digital controls compatible with 1.6 V 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 and it covers worldwide unlicensed bands.  Operating temperature ranges from -40°C to 105°C, making this module suitable for lighting and industrial applications.

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