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Skyworks Low-Power Bluetooth® Low Energy Front-End Module for Range Extension Applications

Skyworks Low-Power Bluetooth® Low Energy
Front-End Module
for Range Extension Applications
Available at CDI

Having paved the way in the RF Front-End Module Market for Zigbee/Z-Wave/Bluetooth devices, Skyworks is in the process of releasing their next generation modules to production. With battery powered devices, Power Amplifier efficiency is a key specification, and Skyworks has made improvements in this area, while also managing to add features and reduce costs.

Previous generation devices such as the SE2431L-R and SE2438T have been designed into countless products, and are shipping in very high volumes. But, Skyworks has recognized the need for continuous improvement, and has introduced the SKY66111-11 and SKY66112-11 devices as more capable replacements.

The SKY66111-11 is in full production, and parts are available from stock. This device offers variable output power ranges from +6 to +13 dBm for your Bluetooth Low Energy long-range or other IoT needs.

The SKY66112-11 steps up the transmit power to +21 dBm, and includes an integrated LNA to help balance the RF link. This device is in limited release, but will be released to production soon. In the meantime, samples and evaluation boards are available to qualified customers, please contact your CDI sales representative to request one.

In cooperation with Embedded Masters, CDI is also working on a reference design using the SKY66112-11 along with the Nordic nRF52832 BlueTooth SOC. For additional information, please contact your CDI sales representative.

About Skyworks Solutions
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales, and service facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks’ website at:
About Component Distributors Inc. (CDI)
Component Distributors, Inc. (CDI) is a value added distributor of electronic components, specializing in providing RF & Microwave and Wireless Communications for simple to complex system applications. Markets served include communications, computing, industrial, medical, military and consumer electronics.
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