Device launched for IoT applications within the connected home

7th June 2017
Lanna Cooper


Skyworks has announced the launch of the SKY66113-11, the newest 2.4GHz fully integrated RF Front-End Module (FEM) supporting Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth Smart, 802.15.4, Thread and ZigBee applications.

This high performance device is the world’s most efficient front-end solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, especially within the connected home, wearable and industrial markets. It is well suited 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 3.6V, allowing for use in broad spectrum of battery powered applications. The solution 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 a compact footprint (16-pin, 2.4×2.4×0.8mm package). When compared to the performance of a SoC solution alone, the SKY66113-11 FEM delivers a receive sensitivity boost of up to 7dB improvement.

To learn more about the SKY66113-11 and other Skyworks FEMs that are boosting wireless performance, click here.

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