Product Announcement from Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
The SKY65367-11 and SKY66100-11 are 169 to 170 MHz transmit/receive front-end modules (FEM) that are usable in unlicensed bands in Europe. The high performance FEMs include a power amplifier (PA) capable of more than +24 dBm (SKY66100-11) and +30 dBm (SKY65367-11) of transmit output power (VCC = 3.6 volts) at more than 43 percent power added efficiency (SKY65367-11) and more than 50 percent PAE (SKY66100-11) for the module.
For current-sensitive applications, the 16-pin, 4 x 4 millimeter multi-chip module PA can be bypassed to save battery current. All functionality can be controlled by a three-wire interface. The highly manufacturable, cost-effective FEMs can also be placed in deep sleep mode to further increase battery life. The receive chain consists of a low-loss single-pole, triple-throw switch, providing an insertion loss of approximately 0.4 dB.
Skyworks’ front-end solutions enable significant size and cost reduction. In addition, many of Skyworks’ front-end solutions allow for plug-and-play functionality, drastically reducing the design time for new products. To date, Skyworks’ solutions are being utilized by 40 tier-one utility and smart energy providers throughout Europe.