802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) Front-End Modules

Source: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Skyworks introduces the SKY85330-21 and SKY85748-11 as new front-end modules (FEMs) for enterprise 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) applications, and for use in access points, routers, and gateways. These fully integrated solutions feature a logarithmic power detector that supports wide dynamic ranges, and low power consumption for improved thermal management.

The SKY85330-21 is a complete 802.11b/g/n/ac/ax 1024 QAM WLAN RF front-end module (FEM. The device provides all the functionality of a fully matched power amplifier (PA), power detector, low-noise amplifier (LNA), and single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch. The FEM provides a complete 2.4 GHz WLAN RF solution from the output of the transceiver to the antenna, and from the antenna to the input of the transceiver.

The SKY85748-11 is a highly integrated, 5 GHz front-end module (FEM) incorporating a 5 GHz single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) transmit/receive (T/R) switch, a 5 GHz low-noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass, and a 5 GHz power amplifier (PA) intended for mobile/portable 802.11ax applications and systems.

For additional information on these two models, download their individual datasheets.