RFMW offers BLE FEM for Improved System Efficiency

Skyworks SKY66110-11 BlueTooth Low Energy (BLE) Front-end Module (FEM) RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the Skyworks, Inc. SKY66110-11 BlueTooth Low Energy (BLE) Front-end Module (FEM). The SKY66110-11 transmit section draws 10mA at 10dBm output power in the 2.4GHz frequency range. Low current draw is critical in products using coin cell batteries such as wearables, hearing aids, sensors, etc. Although some transceiver chips have on-board Tx power amplifiers, the addition of the Skyworks BLE FEM can more than double the effective range of some SoCs. And due to the higher efficiency of a dedicated PA, overall system current usage can be decreased by up to 30% while providing the same output power as the stand alone SoC.  Offered in a 3×3.3mm package, the SKY66110-11 potentially eliminates antenna matching networks thereby reducing overall circuit size for space limited applications. The Skyworks SKY66110-11 has already found acceptance on multiple SoC reference designs.

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