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Highly efficient Wi-Fi FEMs introduced for enterprise and IoT devices

06 December 2022

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced what it claims is the highest efficiency portfolio of Wi-Fi front-end modules (FEMs).

These devices meet the requirements for Wi-Fi 6/6E-enabled devices for next generation enterprise and internet of things (IoT) products. The FEMs improve speed, latency and system-level power efficiency, Skyworks said.

Additionally, the Wi-Fi 6/6E devices can be deployed in dense public areas as well as private networks and IoT connectivity. The Wi-Fi Alliance estimates Wi-Fi 6/6E will surpass 80% of the total Wi-Fi market by 2025.

Typically, Wi-Fi 6/6E devices are equipped with multiple radio system-on-chips (SoCs) driving up to 16 radio frequency streams and FEMs. To dissipate this heat, Wi-Fi devices are housed in small industrial form factors and usually manufacturers are forced to choose between performance, cost of thermal management, size and more, Skyworks said.

“Skyworks ICE FEMs, coupled with Broadcom’s Wi-Fi silicon, enable manufacturers to deliver a dramatic and material reduction in overall power dissipation, reducing product cost and simultaneously contributing to a greener planet,” said John O’Neill, vice president of marketing at Skyworks. “These product advancements allow equipment providers to offer more sustainable products, smaller form factors, enhanced reliability and superior performance as compared to any alternative solutions.”

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