Akoustis Technologies, Inc. announced the integration of four high performance patented XBAW® filters into two new platforms with a Tier-1 network infrastructure customer.

These innovative filters, leveraging XBAW® technology, will be incorporated into the customer’s quad-band Wi-Fi 7 enterprise and home gateway solution with 4x4 Multiple-In-Multiple-Out (MIMO) on each band. Specifically, the two filters utilized boast a narrow passband of 345 MHz in the 5-Hi GHz band and an ultra-wide passband of 1180 MHz in the full 6 GHz band to enhance the router’s capabilities, supporting multi-link operation for increased throughput and reduced latency.

In addition, Akoustis will supply two other filters for the customer’s tri-band Wi-Fi 7 home gateway solution with 4x4 MIMO on each band. These filters operate at 5.5 and 6.5 GHz and enable coexistence with U-NII-1 through 3 bands and U-NII-5 through 8 bands. Orders from the customer for both platforms have been received, with production ramp scheduled throughout calendar year 2024.

Dave Aichele, executive vice president of business development of Akoustis, stated, “We are excited to expand our customer portfolio to include this Tier-1 network infrastructure customer providing Wi-Fi FWA solutions as we deploy our advanced filters into these innovative platforms.” Aichele continued, “Our XBAW® filters remain pivotal in enhancing performance and connectivity within innovative Wi-Fi 7  gateway platforms.”  

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.