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Skyworks Introduces New Front-end Modules for Bluetooth® IoT Applications

Skyworks Solutions

Skyworks Introduces New Front-end Modules for
Bluetooth® IoT Applications

Skyworks is pleased to introduce the SKY66118-11 and the SKY66407-11, 2.4 GHz front-end modules (FEMs) for Bluetooth® Internet of Things (IoT) applications including smartwatches, trackers, connected home systems, wireless and gaming headsets and more. These low power solutions significantly improve range (more than 2X) when compared to standalone system-on-chip (SoC) implementations, and efficiently deliver more power to the antenna, thereby minimizing or potentially eliminating any required antenna matching network. The FEMs also integrate PA output matching, harmonic filtering, and bypass path switching, which enable flexible and innovative end product designs for space-constrained IoT applications.

The solutions are available on reference designs from Cypress Semiconductor (SKY66118-11) and Dialog Semiconductor (SKY66407-11).

CDI’s experienced Applications Engineering team has developed long-range BTLE modules in the past, and is an excellent resource for customers looking to implement these newest devices. Please contact us with your needs, and we will help you to design a solution that is optimized around your specific requirements.

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  • PA with bypass path architecture
  • Three modes of operation (transmit mode, bypass mode, and sleep mode)
  • Wide supply range supporting a direct battery connection
  • Excellent adjacent channel power (ACP) performance with Bluetooth┬« EDR modulations
  • Extremely low current consumption
    – SKY66118-11, 55mA @ 3V, +14 dBm
    – SKY66407-11, 13mA @ 1.8V, +9.5 dBm
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