Skyworks introduces FEM for Bluetooth Low Energy/802.15.4/Thread/ZigBee Andy Pratt January 18, 2018 Comms / Bluetooth / Wireless Supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth Smart, 802.15.4, Thread and ZigBee applications, the SKY66114-11 is the latest 2.4GHz integrated RF front-end module (FEM) from Skyworks. The module is claimed to be the world’s most efficient and longest range solution for IoT applications, especially within the connected home, wearables and industrial markets. The FEM is suitable for voice assistants, sensors, beacons, smart watches, thermostats, wireless cameras and headphones, medical pendants and hearing aids, says Skyworks. The SKY66114-11 extends range more than a factor of four and delivers a receive sensitivity improvement of up to 7.0dB when compared to a standalone SoC, claims Skyworks. The compact, 16-pin package measures 2.4 x 2.4 x 0.8mm and integrates a high gain, blow-noise amplifier, transmit bypass path and digital controls and operates over a wide supply voltage range (1.7 to 3.6V), allowing for use in a broad spectrum of battery-powered applications. It also boasts fast switch on/off time (less than 800 nano seconds) to enable rapid timing and multiprotocol arbitration. Skyworks specialises in analogue semiconductors for applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Skyworks has engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America. This news story is brought to you by softei.com, the specialist site dedicated to delivering information about what’s new in the electronics industry, with daily news updates, new products and industry news. To stay up-to-date, register to receive our weekly newsletters and keep informed of the latest technology news and new products from around the globe. Simply click this link to register here: softei.com Readers can also register to receive the monthly newsletter from our sister site, weartechdesign.com. This is the only website dedicated to developers of wearable electronic products. Simply click this link to register: weartechdesign.com We have a Fitbit to give away on both Softei.com and Weartechdesign.com! Register today to enter the competition to win a Fitbit at softei.com or weartechdesign.com http://www.skyworksinc.com WEARTECHDESIGN.COM – Latest News/Advice on Technology for Wearable Devices Weartechdesign is unlike any other website currently serving the technology for wearable devices. We carry the very latest news for design engineers and purchasers. Register on our mailing list to receive regular updates and offers from WearTechDesign REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.