Skyworks of Irvine, California released the a Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit (MMIC) front-end low-noise amplifier (LNA) designed for IoT applications requiring Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) radio receivers. The device boasts low current consumption, excellent gain, and a superior noise figure (NF).
The device includes embedded output matching components, and only one external input matching inductor is required. Skyworks optimized the SKY65623-682LF to operate at 1559 to 1606 MHz, making it ideal for GNSS, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Compass radio receiver applications.
The company uses its SiGe BiCMOS technology to fabricate the SKY65623-682LF. The LNA employs surface-mount technology (SMT) in the form of a 0.8 × 0.8 mm Quad Flat No-Lead (QFN) package. According to Skyworks, this surface-mountability enables a highly manufacturable and low-cost solution.