Skyworks has launched two RF switches for the Internet of Things (IoT) applications including the connected home.
In addition to the connected home, the SKY13587-378LF, which is a pHEMT GaAs SPDT switch, can be used for transmit and receive switching in industrial, lighting and smart energy applications, as well as 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN networks that operate at 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz. The SKY13588-460LF is a CMOS silicon-on-insulator SP3T switch made for antenna selection in Wi-Fi applications in IoT systems.
The switches feature an operating temperature range up to 105°C for applications that require extended temperature. They also provide high isolation and low insertion loss for low-power transmit/receive applications. The positive voltage control provides low current and optimal efficiency for battery-operated IoT applications and their broadband frequency ranges from 20 MHz to 6.0GHz for the SKY13587-378LF to 0.1 to 6.0GHz for the SKY13588-460LF.
These devices are available in compact MLPD/QFN packages with 6-or 12-pins, saving application board space and design cost for OEMs.