5 GHZ front-end module is qualified to AEC-Q104

29th January 2021
Mick Elliott

Design and sales support for a highly-integrated, 5 GHz front-end module (FEM) has been announced by distributor RFMW.

The Skyworks Solutions SKYA21043 incorporates a 5 GHz single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) transmit/receive (T/R) switch, a 5 GHz high-gain low-noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass, and a 5 GHz power amplifier (PA) intended for high-power 802.11p applications and systems.

Qualified to AEC-Q104 (Grade 2), the SKYA21043 meets rugged reliability requirements for automotive applications including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) covering smart antennas, compensators, and roadside units for automotive infrastructure, backhaul and cellular small cells.

The device boasts +29 dBm output power, making it one of the highest power solutions on the market today.

Its compact, conformally shielded package size reduces front-end board space by >50 percent and is supported by the automotive PPAP process.

With fully matched input and output, the device supports a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +105°C for high ambient temp rooftop antennas.

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