RF front-end module suitable for connected home applications

31st January 2017
Alice Matthews

A high performance, highly integrated RF Front-End Module (FEM) has been introduced by Skyworks. The SKY66105-11 is designed for high power Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) and connected home applications operating within the 902-931MHz frequency band. 

This FCC-compliant module integrates harmonic filters and shielding, making it a suitable design choice for sensors, smart meters (water, gas, electric) and machine-to-machine uses.

The SKY66105-11 features 30dBm pout which maximises range while staying within FCC regulatory limits. The module’s single-ended 50Ω transmit/receive interface offers a reduced bill of materials and includes fast ON/OFF time (1-2µsec), which results in a reduction in current and enables rapid timing and multi-protocol arbitration.

The RF blocks operate over a wide supply voltage range (2.0-4.8V) for battery-powered applications. This device is manufactured in a compact MCM 12-pin 8x6x1.05mm package.

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