RF switches boast high isolation and low insertion loss

Posted By : Daisy Stapley-Bunten
RF switches boast high isolation and low insertion loss

Two RF switches ideal for IoT applications, including the connected home, have been introduced by Skyworks. 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 2.4 and 5.8 GHz. 

The SKY13588-460LF is a CMOS silicon-on-insulator SP3T switch made for antenna selection in WiFi applications in IoT systems.

These advanced switches feature an operating temperature range up to 105°C, making them suited for applications that require extended temperature. They also boast high isolation and low insertion loss which is best for low-power transmit/receive applications. Their positive voltage control provides low current and optimal efficiency for battery-operated IoT applications and their broadband frequency ranges from 20Mhz to 6.0GHz (SKY13587-378LF) to 0.1 to 6.0GHz (SKY13588-460LF).

These devices are available in compact MLPD/QFN packages (6- or 12-pin), saving precious application board space and design cost for OEMs.

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