Resonant Joins the Wi-Fi Alliance Following High-Volume Wi-Fi Socket Win with a Tier-1 Handset OEM

Resonant, a provider of radio frequency (RF) filter intellectual property connecting People and Things, has become an official member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, a global non-profit industry association of companies who share a vision of seamless connectivity.

With global economic value of Wi-Fi expected to reach nearly $3.5 trillion USD by 2023 with billions of devices shipped each year, Resonant’s technology showcases the ability of their ISN® technology to develop designs that can meet the exacting demands of Tier-1 handset manufacturers using existing technologies, demonstrated by the recent Wi-Fi filter design win, as well as create XBAR® based designs for the new 6 GHz applications. They believe XBAR® is the only RF filter technology that has showcased the ability to innately meet the complex requirements for bandwidth of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 and 6E applications.

Edgar Figueroa, President and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance said that they welcome Resonant to the Wi-Fi Alliance and look forward to its contributions to expanding Wi-Fi into the 6 GHz spectrum in the U.S. and worldwide.

Resonant’s proprietary XBAR® technology is ideally suited for high-frequency 5 and 6 GHz Wi-Fi applications, such as Wi-Fi 6E, a rapidly emerging segment of the market. Resonant is working to ship their first Wi-Fi 6E samples to customers in the first half of 2021, and recently announced that they secured a high-volume Wi-Fi socket with a Tier-1 Handset OEM.

“Resonant’s XBAR® RF filter technology is optimized for the wide bandwidths, high frequencies, low loss, and high rejection required for the Wi-Fi industry to fully realize the capacity and speeds of Wi-Fi 6E – the strength of which has been validated through our strategic partnerships with leading RF filter manufacturers,” said George B. Holmes Chairman & CEO of Resonant. “In particular, our XBAR® structure avoids the compromises in performance, and the increase in size and cost, when BAW and FBAR structures are used for 6E band filters.”

Resonant recently announced that its customers have cumulatively surpassed the milestone of shipping 50 million RF filters designed with the Company’s proprietary ISN® technology. The RF filters cover a total of 9 cellular and Wi-Fi bands across multiple customers, primarily for use in mobile handset, infrastructure, asset tracking (GPS) and automotive applications.

RF filters, such as those designed by Resonant, are components embedded into a smartphone that reject and accept the appropriate signals. As 5G continues to develop and grow in importance, so will the ways RF filters are utilized in everyday life beyond texting, calling or streaming your favorite movie on a smartphone. Soon RF filters will be sited into autonomous and electric vehicles that will help relay when your car is too close to an object, out of its traffic lane, or needs to stop, where speed is critical. For example, a one-second delay in the communication link with an RF filter could equal a delayed stop of 100 feet in a vehicle traveling at approximately 70 mph. In addition, hospitals are beginning to rely on RF filters to eliminate disruptions in their hospital networks, helping minimize the risk for areas such as remote surgery via robotic medical equipment. Put simply, RF filters provide protection for the wireless connectivity to sectors such as traffic, health, weather, and environmental monitoring, while allowing wireless communication in the same way as computers and smartphones.