Skyworks Introduces Front-End Modules for LPWAN IoT and Industrial Applications

Skyworks has released new family of compact, high performance RF front-end solutions designed for LPWAN and high-power Industrial, Scientific, Medical (ISM) applications. The family includes SKY66420-11SKY66421-11 and SKY66423-11 modules.

These highly integrated modules support LoRa, SigFox and other unlicensed band technologies, occupy minimal board space and are power efficient, making them ideal for sensors, beacons, smart-watches, thermostats, wireless cameras, medical pendants and smoke and CO detectors, operating in the 860-930 MHz frequency range. These solutions also enable direct operation from a battery and deliver more than quadruple the range with improved sensitivity versus a standalone system-on-chip (SoC). The new FEMs provide improved sensitivity and more than quadruple the operating range versus using a system-on-chip (SoC) alone.

Key Features of the FEMs include:

  • 4x extended range and approximately 11 dB improved sensitivity versus a standalone SoC, covering both FCC and ETSI unlicensed bands
  • 2.0 to 4.8 V supply voltage range, enabling direct operation from a battery
  • Low power consumption, supporting operation from coin cell batteries
  • Compact 3.0 x 3.0 x 0.75 mm Multi-Chip Module (MCM) package ideal for IoT and industrial applications