This high-performance devicclaims to be the most efficient front-end available for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, especially within the connected home, wearable and industrial markets. It is ideal for voice assistants, sensors, beacons, smart watches, thermostats, wireless cameras/headphones, medical pendants, hearing aids and more.
The FEM includes an integrated high gain, low-noise amplifier with transmit bypass path and digital controls and operates on a wide supply voltage range from 1.7 to 3.6 V, allowing for use in broad spectrum of battery powered applications. The module also more than doubles the wireless range when compared to a standalone system-on-chip (SoC) and boasts a fast switch on/off time within an industry-leading compact footprint (16-pin, 2.4- × 2.4- × 0.8-mm package). When compared to the performance of a SoC solution alone, the SKY66113-11 FEM delivers a receive sensitivity boost of up to 7 dB improvement.
Some key features include integrated LNA with 12 dB gain, integrated switch with receive LNA and transmit bypass function, low noise figure of 2 dB typical, a single-ended transmit/receive interface and fast switch on/off time of < 2 μs.