Akoustis Receives XBAW Filter Order from Tier-1 5G RF Solutions Provider

Akoustis Technologies, an integrated device manufacturer (IDM) of patented bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, announced that it has received two orders from a tier-1 5G RF solutions provider for the development of two new XBAW filters for the 5G mobile device market.

The new XBAW filter developments are targeting 5G/WiFi coexistence in the mid and ultra-high bands. Akoustis targets delivery of initial samples in the second half of calendar 2021 for consideration in filter modules for 5G smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. This is the third 5G mobile customer announced by Akoustis. The Company Is currently working with two other RF front-end customers to develop 5G, WiFi and ultra-high frequency 5G/WiFi coexistence filters.

Jeff Shealy, founder and CEO of Akoustis stated that while they remain focused on their growing success in the WiFi CPE and 5G network infrastructure markets, they are excited about the increased interest in their patented XBAW filter technology for 5G mobile devices. He also said that the 5G mobile market represents the largest opportunity for Akoustis moving forward.  Their early customer orders from both tier-1 and tier-2 companies for 5G mobile filters validates the strength of their growing XBAW filter portfolio.      

Akoustis’ high frequency, high-performance XBAW process and filters are experiencing growing interest as the Company started production in calendar 2020. Applications for these filters include 5G network infrastructure, high-band WiFi and phased-array radars.

Akoustis has added 15 filters to its product catalog including a 5.6 GHz WiFi filter, a 5.2 GHz WiFi filter, a 5.5 GHz WiFi-6E filter, a 6.5 GHz WiFi 6E filter, three small cell 5G network infrastructure filters including two Band n77 filters and one Band n79 filter, a 3.8 GHz filter and five S-Band filters for defense phased-array radar applications, a 3.6 GHz filter for the CBRS 5G infrastructure market and a C-Band filter for the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market. The Company is also developing several new filters for the sub-7 GHz bands targeting 5G mobile device, network infrastructure, WiFi CPE and defense markets.


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