Akoustis Technologies, Inc., announced that two of its patented XBAW® filters are being integrated into a Wi-Fi 7 router platform with a leading U.S.-based carrier, catering to more than 32 million residential customers.

These next-generation Wi-Fi 7 coexistence filters are designed into the customer’s 4x4 MIMO Wi-Fi 7 AP router platform. Akoustis’ 5.5 GHz filter facilitates coexistence with U-NII 5 through 8, while the 6.5 GHz filter addresses coexistence with U-NII 1 thru 3. Both filters come in a compact 1.6 x 1.8 mm package and support architectures offering reduced latency, particularly advantageous for small carrier routers. In addition, they support enhanced Wi-Fi 7 data rates up to ~46 Gbps, which is approximately five times more than the maximum data rate of Wi-Fi 6E. The company has already secured substantial orders from the customer, supporting a production ramp-up scheduled for the September quarter of calendar year 2024.

Jeff Shealy, founder and CEO of Akoustis, commented, “Receiving this design win signifies another completed milestone and reflects our prominent standing in the Wi-Fi market.” Shealy continued, “The incorporation of Akoustis’ Wi-Fi 7 coexistence filters into the carrier’s 4x4 MIMO Wi-Fi AP router platform demonstrates our advancements in technology and delivering superior performance for small carrier routers.”

Akoustis maintains its momentum with robust demand and an expanding sales pipeline for its XBAW® filter products, in addition to its new XBAW®/SAW resonator and oscillator products, and semiconductor back-end services. The company continues to secure new design wins in its target markets including Wi-Fi, 5G infrastructure, automotive and defense, many of which are slated to ramp into production in the coming months.