Skyworks Introduces Low Profile, 5 GHz 802.11ac/n Front-end Module

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Skyworks Introduces Low Profile, 5 GHz 802.11ac/n Front-end Module

Skyworks Introduces High Linearity, Active Bias Ultra Low Noise Amplifier for Various Applications - RF CafeMarch 31, 2015

Skyworks introduces a highly integrated, 5 GHz 802.11ac/n front-end module for mobile platforms including smartphones and tablets. The fully matched SKY85716-11 FEM incorporates a 5 GHz single-pole, double-throw transmit/receive switch, a 5 GHz low noise amplifier with bypass and a 5 GHz power amplifier. Its0.33 mm package height makes it suitable for low profile SiP modules in embedded systems. Direct to battery 3.0 V to 5.0 V operation eliminates the need for an LDO regulator, reducing overall bill-of-material costs. The SKY85716-11 meets tough linearity targets with 17.5 dBm MCS7 and 16 dBm MCS9 output power at 3.3 V. An integrated power detector with 20 dB of dynamic range is included to provide closed-loop power control within the system. It also features high power mode and power save mode to provide further current saving when operating under lower power.

The device is provided in a compact, 16-pin, 2.3 x 2.3 x 0.33 mm Quad Flat No-Lead (QFN) package.

The link to the datasheet can be found on at: SKY85716-11.

Samples and evaluation boards are available. Pricing depends on quantities. Please contact a sales representative at or visit the company's website at for more information.



About Skyworks

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive, broadband, wireless infrastructure, energy management, GPS, industrial, medical, military, wireless networking, smartphone and tablet applications. The Company's portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management devices, receivers, switches and technical ceramics.

Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks' Web site at:





Posted  April 1, 2015