RF switches for connected home applications

RF switches for connected home applications

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

In addition to the connected home, the SKY13587-378LF, which is a pHEMT GaAs SPDT switch, can be used for transmit and receive switching in industrial, lighting and smart energy applications, as well as 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN networks that operate at 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz. The second device, the SKY13588-460LF is a CMOS silicon-on-insulator SP3T switch made for antenna selection in Wi-Fi applications in IoT systems.

These advanced switches feature an operating temperature range up to 105°C, making them ideal for applications that require extended temperature. They also boast high isolation and low insertion loss which is best for low-power transmit/receive applications. Their positive voltage control provides low current and optimal efficiency for battery-operated IoT applications and their broadband frequency ranges from 20 MHz to 6.0 GHz (SKY13587-378LF) to 0.1 to 6.0 GHz (SKY13588-460LF).

These devices are available in compact MLPD/QFN packages (6-or 12-pin), saving precious application board space and design cost for OEMs.

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