Skyworks Bluetooth Solutions Powers Nordic SoCs for IoT Markets

Skyworks Bluetooth Solutions Powers Nordic SoCs for IoT Markets

Skyworks has announced that its advanced connectivity engines are being leveraged by Nordic Semiconductor for ultra-low power wireless communications. Specifically, Nordic is utilizing Skyworks’ family of fully-integrated front-end solutions in conjunction with their multi-protocol system-on-chip (SoC) for Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) and emerging Bluetooth 5 applications. Together, the combined platform provides superior efficiency - making it ideal for battery-powered Internet of Things (IoT) devices - while delivering a 4x range advantage for connected home and outdoor usage cases. 

Bluetooth LE is a critical protocol for IoT, given its upgraded communication capabilities and minimal power consumption requirements. Bluetooth 5 further enhances benefits and supports additional breakthrough features such as extended ranges, higher data throughputs, and improved co-existence, all key elements in an increasingly dense network. 

According to a recent report from ABI Research, Bluetooth LE devices are forecasted to reach over 1.6 billion annual shipments by 2023, representing a 27 percent compound annual growth rate between 2018 and 2023 - or tripling in size. 

Skyworks’ portfolio is uniquely designed for Bluetooth, Zigbee and Thread interfaces, meeting the growing demand for long-range, low-power and cost-effective products for IoT. For example the SKY66112-11 and SKY66403-11 front-end modules help deliver up to 40 percent reduction in current consumption when compared to certain standalone SoCs. In addition, these modules increase sensitivity up to 6 dB, more than doubling the receive range for typical IoT devices. For more information about the complete portfolio, click here.

Publisher: everything RF
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