Skyworks has unveiled its latest 2.4 GHz fully-integrated RF front-end module (FEM) supporting Bluetooth Low Energy / Bluetooth Smart, 802.15.4, Thread and ZigBee applications. The company claims it is the world’s most efficient and longest range solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, especially within the connected home, wearables and industrial markets.
The FEM is ideal for voice assistants, sensors, beacons, smart watches, thermostats, wireless cameras/headphones, medical pendants, hearing aids and more.
According to the company, “the SKY66114-11 extends range more than 4x and delivers a receive sensitivity improvement of up to 7 dB when compared to a standalone system-on-chip (SoC)”.
It is a compact solution (16-pin, 2.4 × 2.4 × 0.8 mm) integrating a high gain, low-noise amplifier, transmit bypass path and digital controls.
The module features a wide supply voltage range (1.7 to 3.6 V), allowing for use in a broad spectrum of battery-powered applications.
It also claims fast switch on/off time (<800 nsec) to enable rapid timing and multiprotocol arbitration.
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